Novell ships SUSE Linux Enterprise 11

Novell today unveiled SUSE Linux Enterprise 11, which delivers innovations across the enterprise. It runs on the leading hardware platforms, including x86-32, x86-64, Itanium, IBM POWER and IBM System z. In addition, SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 has been optimized to run at near-native performance on all major hypervisors, including VMware ESX, Microsoft Hyper-V and Xen.

For deploying Linux in the cloud, SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 will be certified and supported in Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Novell is collaborating with IBM to deliver SUSE Linux Enterprise 11-based virtual instances of IBM DB2, Informix Dynamic Server, WebSphere sMash, IBM Lotus Web Content Management and IBM WebSphere Portal instances for cloud environments.

Currently, customers deploying Linux desktops have been able to obtain SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop preloaded from leading hardware vendors, including Dell and HP. With SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11, Novell will continue to bring desktop Linux ubiquity to the market across a variety of devices, including desktops, notebooks, netbooks, nettops and thin clients.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 now supports swap over the NFS (Network File System) protocol to leverage remote storage for local server needs and avoid costly application downtime. In addition, SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 provides the fastest package update stack of any enterprise Linux distribution, with new technologies to automate and accelerate installing, removing, upgrading and configuring software packages.

Delivering the new Xen 3.3 hypervisor, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 continues to set the standard for open source virtualization, with greater scalability, performance and security, enhanced power management and improved graphical capabilities.

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