SUSE Linux Enterprise Server With Xen Virtualization From Novell Available for SAP NetWeaver and mySAP Business Suite

Virtualization Solution From Novell Provides More Reliable, Flexible and

Cost-Effective Platform for Mission-Critical Computing Like SAP

Mar 13, 2007, 01:00 ET from Novell, Inc.

    WALTHAM, Mass., March 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novell (Nasdaq:  
 NOVL) today announced that SUSE(R) Linux Enterprise Server 10 from
 Novell(R) with integrated Xen* virtualization technology is now available
 for SAP* NetWeaver* and mySAP* Business Suite. Jointly tested by Novell and
 SAP, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server with Xen met or exceeded SAP's stringent
 performance requirements for SAP applications in a virtualized environment.
 Virtualization of the IT infrastructure for SAP deployments can result in
 enormous advantages for businesses, such as consolidation of workloads onto
 fewer servers for reduced capital and management costs. With this new
 validated solution, customers can confidently deploy their SAP applications
 in a virtualized environment using SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, resulting
 in a more reliable, flexible and cost-effective platform for
 mission-critical computing.
     "By integrating Xen into SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Novell has made
 virtualization 'real' for customers," said Roger Levy, vice president and
 general manager of Open Platform Solutions for Novell. "SAP is a key
 component of its customers' IT infrastructures, and SAP has very high
 standards for performance. By passing SAP's test for performance in a
 virtualized environment, Novell continues to demonstrate its commitment to
 deliver reliable and cost-effective data center products to run customers'
 mission-critical applications."
     Xen 3.0 is the emerging open source standard for virtualization
 software. SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 is the first enterprise platform to
 include a fully integrated and supported version of the Xen hypervisor.
 With virtualization using SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and Xen, it's
 possible to consolidate and allocate workloads far more efficiently and
 increase server utilization levels to more than 70 percent. Testing was
 done by Novell and SAP engineers in the SAP LinuxLab on Intel*-based server
 hardware provided by IBM* to evaluate and demonstrate both stability and
 scalability when running SAP software on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server in a
 Xen paravirtualized data center environment.
     Alexander Krauth, senior SAP NetWeaver consultant at REALTECH AG, said,
 "Xen gives our customers the ability to tackle the hot topic of
 virtualization of SAP systems while satisfying performance and stability
 requirements in a Linux system environment. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is
 a comprehensive one- stop solution for our customers."
     For more information about SAP NetWeaver and mySAP Business Suite
 paravirtualized on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 with Xen, visit For more on SUSE Linux Enterprise offerings from
 Novell, visit Information about Novell's
 virtualization solutions, including customer implementations, can be found
     About Novell
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 open source and the security and systems management services required to
 operate mixed IT environments. We help our customers minimize cost,
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