Novell Simplifies Server Migration to Linux

Novell Improves File Performance and Sharing While Simplifying Migration of

Core Workgroup Services to Linux

Aug 09, 2005, 01:00 ET from Novell, Inc.

    SAN FRANCISCO, (LinuxWorld Conference & Expo), Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ --
 Novell (Nasdaq:   NOVL) today announced the availability of an enhanced
 Novell(R) Open Enterprise Server featuring performance advances and improved
 migration capabilities that simplify moving the enterprise to Linux*. Open
 Enterprise Server now makes it even easier for NetWare(R) and Windows*
 customers to move key workgroup services like file and print to Linux, all at
 once or gradually. As a result, customers benefit from an open, flexible and
 cost-effective migration to Linux, including cost savings from efficient
 hardware use and the flexibility to deploy open source technologies.
     "We're constantly looking for ways to reduce our total cost of ownership
 and bring us a big return on our investment, and Novell's huge commitment to
 the whole Linux environment, from workstation to enterprise server, has been
 like a gift to us," said Tony Cape, desktop facilitation team manager for the
 Senate of Pennsylvania. "For example, moving to a Linux desktop was out of the
 question until the Novell Client for Linux in Open Enterprise Server appeared.
 We now have the ability to reduce our costs even more by not being locked into
 one workstation operating system."
     Novell Open Enterprise Server is a secure and reliable suite of services
 that delivers proven file, print, directory, management, collaboration and
 application services. In addition to simplified migration to Linux, new
 enhancements include increased performance of Novell's acclaimed Novell
 Storage Services(TM) running on Linux, and Novell iFolder(R) 3.0, enabling
 file sharing along with personal file backup and anytime, anywhere access. The
 Novell Client(TM) for Linux is also available in Open Enterprise Server,
 allowing secure authentication, access to services and applications, automatic
 drive mapping, and other key processes previously only available to Windows
 desktops, now on Linux desktops.
     "Open Enterprise Server lets customers use integrated upgrade and
 migration utilities to easily and cost effectively select the platform mix
 that is best suited for their needs," said David Patrick, vice president and
 general manager of Linux, Open Source Platforms and Services for Novell.
 "Customers want choice, and Novell Open Enterprise Server delivers."
     Open Enterprise Server Support Pack 1 (SP1) will be available Aug. 31 at . Open Enterprise Server SP1 will be free to
 existing customers and also available through Novell channel partners at
 upgrade pricing for those migrating from competitive platforms. More
 information and details can be found at .
     About Novell
     Novell, Inc. is a leading provider of infrastructure software and services
 to over 50,000 customers in 43 countries. With more than 20 years of
 experience in data center, workgroup and desktop solutions, Novell's
 6,000 employees, 5,000 partners and support centers around the world are
 meeting customer requirements for identity-driven computing and Linux
 solutions. By providing enterprise-class software and support for commercial
 and open source software, Novell delivers increased operating flexibility and
 choice at a lower total cost of ownership. More information about Novell can
 be found at .
     NOTE:  Novell, NetWare and Novell iFolder are registered trademarks, and
 Novell Client and Novell Storage Services are 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.