Software and hardware vendors alike have attributed much of their success to the strength and breadth of their partner ecosystems. Take Microsoft and IBM for example – each has vibrant partner networks which offer options for many types of ISVs to support their platforms. So how have these vendors done it? By making it really easy for ISV partners to join their program.
We've tried to achieve this level of simplicity in our partnership with VMware. One of the key goals of this partnership is to make it easier for ISVs to get on board. With Unified Certification, ISV applications tested and certified on SUSE Linux Enterprise within a virtual machine can be automatically certified to run in a VMware virtualized environment with no modifications. Novell is the first OS vendor to offer such program with a third party hypervisor vendor like VMware.
This offering also dovetails nicely into our VMware Ready status - a certification offered by VMware that ensures optimal performance for virtual appliances built through the SUSE Appliance Program and deployed within the VMware virtualized environment.
Any experiences partnering with either of these companies you'd like to share? Or any feedback you'd like to share on how to make it better?
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