Novell, IBM Partner on Integrated Linux Server Stack

By Steven Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2006-10-18 Email Print this article Print

Novell and IBM work to create a Linux-based server package for SMBs. (Linux-Watch)

Let's say you own a small to midsize business, and you want to use Linux, but you're not crazy about the idea of mixing and matching software and servers.

If that's you, Novell and IBM want to talk to you about their new Integrated Stack for SUSE Linux Enterprise.

This new package combines the SLES (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server) 10 with a mixture of open and proprietary IBM software that runs on top of either IBM System x (previously xServers) or BladeCenter servers.

These are low-priced AMD Opteron and Intel Pentium IV and Xeon-based servers. With this package, an SMB can get file and print, web application, and database functionality all in one package.

Read the full story on Linux-Watch: Novell, IBM Partner on Integrated Linux Server Stack

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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is editor of's Linux & Open Source Center and Ziff Davis Channel Zone. Prior to becoming a technology journalist, Vaughan-Nichols worked at NASA and the Department of Defense on numerous major technological projects. Since then, he's focused on covering the technology and business issues that make a real difference to the people in the industry.

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