SuSE Linux and intraDAT Partner To Offer Linux e-commerce Solutions For The Enterprise

OAKLAND, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 16, 2001–

SuSE’s Business Partner Program Integrates VARs, Integrators and

Linux Application Developers For All Linux Users

Today, SuSE Linux, the international technology leader and

provider of Open Source solutions, and intraDAT international, a

leader in developing e-commerce sites on Linux announced a partnership

agreement through SuSE Business Partner Program. As SuSE’s new

Business Partner, IntraDAT takes part in SuSE’s worldwide co-marketing

and support programs to expand VShop, IntraDAT’s powerful e-commerce

development platform for Linux. SuSE Business Partner Program

encourages SuSE customers to interact with existing SuSE VARs and

integrators. The program also invites new VARs and integrators to take

advantage of SuSE’s excellent business opportunities. These

opportunities create a growing presence of Linux in the enterprise.

“intraDAT is an international e-business company, which produces

and distributes VShop — More than 1500 customers worldwide use this

online shopping software on SuSE Linux” explained Dirk Hohndel,

president of SuSE, Inc. in Oakland, California. “VShop has been

developed on SuSE Linux in C++ and runs seamlessly on other flavors of

Linux, thanks to the high quality standards of SuSE. The applications

focus is upon the integration and maintenance of e-business platforms

for small and mid-size companies with a small budget. IntraDAT

participating in the Business Partner Program comes at a time when US

enterprises are seeing the value, stability, speed, and security and

performance values of SuSE Linux. We are inviting VARs and integrators

of all sizes to join us in the growing trend more now than ever.”

“We run a major B2B site on VShop with SuSE in 7 different

languages. The combination of VShop and SuSE Linux is a non-stop

running platform for an unbeatable price. We had no problems and a

short integration time. It even talks with our SAP system,” added

Carsten Hoff, Systemintegrator, BASF Computer Services.

“For years, SuSE Linux has integrated Linux into Europe’s top

businesses through great VAR and integrator relationships. Through our

Business Partnership with SuSE, we found a strong and reliable partner

to join our efforts in giving our customers better service and a

complete solution,” said Ralf Schwoebel, CEO of intraDAT

International, Inc.

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