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Novell Makes it Easier to Run Business-Critical Linux Workloads on HP ProLiant and BladeSystem Servers

Customers to benefit from exclusive offers, support options and more

WALTHAM, Mass. | February 8, 2011

Novell today announced it has made it easier and more affordable for customers to run business-critical applications in a Linux* environment on HP ProLiant* and BladeSystem* servers. Available immediately, Novell has bundled SUSE® Linux Enterprise High Availability (HA) Extension for no additional cost with select SUSE Linux Enterprise Server subscriptions sold through HP and authorized resellers for a limited time.

“SUSE Linux Enterprise HA combined with HP servers delivers everything needed for customers to support mission-critical Linux workloads,” said Joe Wagner, senior vice president and general manager of Global Alliances at Novell. “We are giving our joint customers the flexibility to run more virtual workloads, ensure continuity of service and reduce total cost of ownership. This bundled offer from Novell and HP makes it easier for customers to purchase our solutions and provides them with a single point of support.”

SUSE Linux Enterprise HA Extensions is an affordable, integrated suite of robust open source clustering technologies that enable enterprises to implement highly available physical and virtual Linux clusters. SUSE Linux Enterprise HA Extensions is tested and supported with HP ProLiant servers and HP StorageWorks systems with Cluster Extensions. For a limited time, SUSE Linux Enterprise HA Extensions is available at no additional cost with select SUSE Linux Enterprise Server subscriptions along with HP technical support. Novell’s ongoing support for multiple hypervisors and unlimited virtual machine licensing makes it simple and affordable to run business critical workloads in a virtualized environment.

“Enterprises must maintain business continuity, protect data integrity and reduce unplanned downtime of their business-critical Linux workloads,” said Scott Farrand, vice president, Industry Standard Servers and Software, HP. “SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and SUSE Linux Enterprise HA Extension running on HP BladeSystem and HP ProLiant servers ensure system uptime while reducing total cost of ownership.”

Availability
The exclusive High Availability Extension offer is only available through HP and HP authorized resellers now through June 2011. For details, click here.

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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