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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Selected for Use with SAP HANA™ Linux Platform for Use With SAP Applications Cuts Costs and Powers SAP Appliances; SUSE Joins Elite Group of Partners Supporting SAP HANA

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SUSE today announced, as part of its ongoing partnership with SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), that SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server has been selected for use with SAP HANA™.

"Our partnerships with SAP and IBM have enabled thousands of customers to gain from the exciting benefits SUSE Linux has to offer, including decreased operating costs and improved performance," said Michael Miller, vice president of global marketing and alliances, SUSE. "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server has been recognized by both SAP and IBM as the operating system for use with SAP HANA based on its technical capabilities and ease-of-use. With SAP, IBM and our ecosystem of alliance partners, we look forward to the ongoing upward trend of customer success as they continue to see the value of implementing Linux within their IT environments."

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is the Linux operating system selected by SAP as the supported environment for running SAP NetWeaver® Business Warehouse Accelerator software, the SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Search application and the enterprise agent in the SAP StreamWork™ application. It is now the supported offering for use with SAP HANA, based on its ability to help organizations integrate, secure and manage information assets to reduce complexity and cost.  

SAP HANA is a flexible, multipurpose, data-source-agnostic, in-memory appliance that combines SAP software components optimized on most major hardware platforms.  SAP HANA helps customers instantly analyze large volumes of transactional data from virtually any data source in real time, solving critical business operations and reporting needs to stay competitive.

Through SUSE's close collaboration with SAP, customers worldwide benefit from tight integration of products and services as well as comprehensive operating system service and support options.

"Our relationship with SUSE demonstrates the power of co-innovation and is a strong example of how SAP's ecosystem of industry-focused and community-powered partners delivers value to our customers," said Ingo Brenckmann, program manager, Data and Analytic Engines, SAP.  "Having SUSE Linux Enterprise Server available in support of SAP HANA and our in-memory computing initiative, our customers can further maximize the value of implementing our leading-edge technology in Linux environments."

IBM and SAP HANA

The IBM Systems solution for use with SAP HANA is a workload-optimized, pre-loaded, pre-configured appliance that can improve performance and lower total cost of ownership.  It lets business users instantly access, model and analyze all transactional and analytical data from virtually any data source in real time, without impacting existing applications or systems.  The IBM x3690 X5: workload-optimized solution for use with SAP In-Memory Appliance, SAP HANA, includes SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, pre-loaded.  

"IBM believes open standards and open source software are fundamental to the future of IT, and we actively support the adoption of Linux," said Jean Staten Healy, director of Linux, IBM.  "Our longstanding relationship with SUSE has yielded tremendous results for clients transforming their businesses or seeking efficiency gains around the world."  

To learn more about the SUSE Linux Enterprise for SAP applications, please visit http://www.suse.com/products/sles-for-sap/.  To read more about SUSE's partnership with SAP, go to http://www.novell.com/partners/sap.  To hear more about SUSE's alliance with IBM, visit www.novell.com/partners/ibm.

About SUSE

SUSE is a leading provider of enterprise Linux solutions that increase agility, reduce cost and manage complexity in dynamic environments.  With a portfolio centered on SUSE Linux Enterprise, the most interoperable platform for mission-critical computing, SUSE enables organizations to confidently deliver computing services across physical, virtual and cloud environments.  With our award-winning products and ecosystem of partnerships, SUSE solutions empower thousands of organizations around the world. For more information, visit us at www.suse.com.

Copyright © 2011 Novell, Inc.  All rights reserved.  SUSE is a registered trademark of Novell Inc. in the United States and other countries. All third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

SAP, HANA, SAP NetWeaver, StreamWork and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries.

All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.

SAP Forward-Looking Statement

Any statements contained in this document that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "intend," "may," "plan," "project," "predict," "should" and "will" and similar expressions as they relate to SAP are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. SAP undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations The factors that could affect SAP's future financial results are discussed more fully in SAP's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including SAP's most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates.

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