Novell Launches New Data Center Linux Certification Program

    September 12, 2005
    Chris Crum

Novell is launching the beta version of what it calls the most rigorous training and examination program for Linux certification to meet data center requirements.

“CIOs are under increasing pressure to align their IT infrastructure with changing business requirements while positioning themselves for growth,” said Hans Sparkes, head of Enterprise Linux, Unisys EMEA.

“Our expertise, unique tools and enterprise-class services optimize organizations’ IT infrastructure and maximize performance through consolidation, migration and simplification,” added Sparkes. Novell says in a press release:

The data center is home to an enterprise’s most vital applications and databases, and Novell’s data center strategy centers on providing the crucial technology components to support moving mission-critical line-of-business applications such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM) and supply chain management (SCM) from UNIX to Linux.

By combining Novell’s market-proven enterprise expertise with strategic partner offerings and open source solutions, Novell is meeting those requirements at a lower cost and with greater choice and flexibility.

“Significant reductions in costs and gains in performance can be made with Linux at the heart of the enterprise,” said Novell’s vice president of Linux, Open Source Platforms and Services, David Patrick.

Data center software vendors Agresso, Carmen Systems, Jeeves Information Systems and Sage have joined Oracle, SAP and Siebel in supporting Novell’s SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

“The support of these vendors for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is compelling evidence that customer demand is growing for more sophisticated, business-critical workloads running on Linux,” said Patrick.

Chris is a staff writer for WebProNews. Visit WebProNews for the latest ebusiness news.