Novell Joins The Green Grid Helps consortium's efforts to increase energy efficiency in the data center

    WALTHAM, Mass., April 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novell today
 announced that it has joined The Green Grid, a consortium of information
 technology companies and professionals committed to improving energy
 efficiency in the data center. As a contributing member, Novell is working
 with other members of The Green Grid, such as AMD, Dell, HP, IBM and
 Microsoft, to develop technology which aims to reduce data center energy
 usage globally. Through this collaboration, Novell will help customers
 reduce the power consumption in their data center through the operating
 system virtualization built into the SUSE(R) Linux Enterprise platform and
 the management tools that comprise the Novell(R) ZENworks(R) product suite.
 As a result, customers can lower the cost of managing their data centers
 while also helping the environment.
     "Reducing energy consumption in the data center is one of the most
 significant issues facing companies today," said Rick Schuckle, director of
 The Green Grid. "Novell's commitment to The Green Grid, in conjunction with
 our other key industry organizations, raises awareness for this escalating
 challenge and demonstrates the possibility of developing real-world
 business solutions that are a win-win for corporations and the community."
     A key area of focus around data center efficiency for Novell is
 virtualization. Virtualization technology, like Xen* on SUSE Linux
 Enterprise server, can increase energy efficiency by reducing the number of
 physical servers an organization has running, thus reducing the demand for
 power. Virtualization offers customers a substantial benefit as long as
 they can easily manage their environment. With the Novell ZENworks
 Orchestrator and Virtual Machine Management, customers can simplify the
 management of their virtual machines, thus improving flexibility and
 reducing costs without impacting the operation of their data center.
     "It is critical that customers find solutions for making their data
 centers energy efficient without slowing down the speed of business," said
 Eric Anderson, vice president of engineering at Novell. "Working with The
 Green Grid, Novell will further help to shape efficient data centers by
 contributing to the development of technology standards and best practices
 that decrease power consumption while increasing productivity."
     About Novell
     Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq:   NOVL) delivers infrastructure software for the
 Open Enterprise. Novell is a leader in enterprise-wide operating systems
 based on Linux and open source and provides the enterprise management
 services required to operate mixed IT environments. Novell helps customers
 minimize cost, complexity and risk, allowing them to focus on innovation
 and growth. For more information, visit
     NOTE: Novell, SUSE and ZENworks are registered trademarks of Novell,
 Inc. in the United States and other countries. *Linux is a registered
 trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other third-party trademarks are the
 property of their respective owners.

SOURCE Novell, Inc.

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