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Novell Boosts Industry's Most Comprehensive Cloud Management Solution

Latest version imports existing hosts and virtual machines to the cloud while leveraging current infrastructure and optimizing resource allocation

GARTNER Data Center Conference 2010, Las Vegas, NV | December 8, 2010

Novell today announced significant advancements to the industry’s most comprehensive cloud management solution. Engineered for the heterogeneous reality of most IT environments, Novell® Cloud Manager gives users the freedom and flexibility to create and manage private clouds that support all leading hypervisors, operating systems and hardware platforms. The latest version of Novell Cloud Manager delivers an enhanced ability to import existing physical and virtual infrastructure into the cloud, thus accelerating the transition to cloud computing. Additionally, this new version provides a new iPhone client for mobile access and makes it even easier to optimize the performance of applications in the cloud through streamlined resource configuration.

"Enterprise organizations are increasingly making virtualization and cloud computing a priority; however, they need to be able to integrate with and leverage their existing assets," said Jim Ebzery, senior vice president and general manager of Security, Management and Operating Platforms at Novell. "Novell Cloud Manager is the only cloud management solution that allows customers to absorb their existing virtual hosts, along with existing virtual machine guests into their private clouds, so they can be managed from a single product just like newly provisioned workloads."

Novell Cloud Manager, a WorkloadIQ™ product, is the only cloud management product to offer a single, comprehensive console that all stakeholders – business unit leaders, application teams and IT management – can use to request, approve, manage and report on IT services across the entire infrastructure. It also provisions workloads on demand, with the ability to incorporate organizational approvals to ensure security and compliance. With Novell Cloud Manager, customers can leverage the flexibility and cost savings of cloud computing, without the security and compliance risks inherent in public clouds.

In addition to recently announced features including support for the industry’s leading hypervisors and operating systems, automated on-demand workload provisioning and integration with best-in-class business service management products, Novell Cloud Manager now offers:

  • Improved ability to leverage existing infrastructure – Novell Cloud Manager is the first complete cloud management solution to allow customers to absorb their existing virtual hosts (along with their virtual machine guests) into the cloud, so they can be managed just like newly provisioned workloads.
  • New iPhone Client – allows customers to access the Novell Cloud Manager console anywhere, anytime through the native iPhone app, providing access to their particular role-based views and actions from the user’s mobile device.
  • Easier workload modifications -- Brings elasticity to individual workloads, allowing for on-the-fly changes. Users can add resources to heavily-used and under-performing workloads, while resources can be taken away from underused or over-provisioned workloads and redeployed elsewhere. Adding resources allows users to increase the performance of workloads that need it, while subtracting resources lowers the cost of workloads which no longer require the resources initially deployed.
  • Multi-currency capable – customers around the globe can use Novell Cloud Manager in their local currency.

Availability
Novell Cloud Manager is available now. For more information, visit http://www.novell.com/cloudmanager.

About the Gartner Data Center Conference 2010
The Gartner Data Center Conference is the most comprehensive compilation of sessions and advice on the future of the data center ever held. It offers the latest actionable insights and best practices in all areas affecting the data center – real-time infrastructure to servers and storage to business continuity and disaster recovery. Additional information is available at www.gartner.com/us/datacenter.

About Novell

Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL), a leader in Intelligent Workload Management, helps organizations securely deliver and manage computing services across physical, virtual and cloud computing environments. We help customers reduce the cost, complexity, and risk associated with their IT systems through our solutions for identity and security, systems management, collaboration and Linux based operating platforms. With our infrastructure software and ecosystem of partnerships, Novell integrates mixed IT environments, allowing people and technology to work as one. For more information, visit www.novell.com.

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Novell, Inc.
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E-mail: cbetterley@novell.com



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