Novell Senior Vice President and Global Alliances General Manager Joe Wagner was interviewed during a session at VMworld today. Wagner responded to questions regarding Novell and VMware’s recent expansion of partnership and new agreement terms.
VMworld features various sessions during the week-long event, often holding presentations, panels, interviews and demonstrations. David Vallante, Co-Founder of The Wikibom Project, conducted the interview with Joe Wagner on Wednesday, Sept. 1, at 1:00 PM. Wagner answered questions such as:
- What news do you have to share from VMworld?
- Why did Novell and VMware make this agreement?
- What value will VMware customers get from this?
- How can one get more information about this new partnership offering?
Novell and VMware have a long-standing relationship in further developing infrastructure technology. Their recent agreement enables VMware to distribute and support the SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server operating system. Under the agreement, VMware intends to standardize its virtual appliance-based product offerings on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. You may read the release here: http://www.novell.com/news/press/vmware-and-novell-deliver-suse-linux-enterprise-server-for-vmware
Joe Wagner serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Global Alliances at Novell. He is responsible for driving strategic objectives and establishing major partnership ecosystems on which to build market relevance and growth businesses at Novell. This encompasses building strategic global partnerships with leading technology companies including VMware.
Novell is an infrastructure software company that is leading the intelligent workload management market with its differentiated approach, WorkloadIQ. Novell helps organizations securely deliver and manage computing services across physical, virtual and cloud computing environments with its solutions for identity and security, systems management, collaboration and Linux based operating platforms.
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