SUSE Strengthens Its Position as a Preferred Linux Platform for Customers Running SAP® Applications Dell and REALTECH Join Growing Number of Companies to Choose SUSE Linux Enterprise Server to Optimize SAP Solution-Based Environments

MADRID, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SUSE today at SAPPHIRE® NOW + SAP® TechEd announced the number of customers and partners that choose SUSE Enterprise Server to run their SAP® applications continues to increase, demonstrating the continued success of SUSE's ongoing partnership with SAP AG (NYSE: SAP). Today, SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server is a preferred platform for a majority of customers and partners running SAP software on Linux, including Dell and REALTECH.  Customers select SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications to leverage the optimization, stability and performance of an integrated solution to run critical business workloads more efficiently and cost effectively.

Announced in February 2011, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications has proven it can consistently deliver outstanding uptime and performance. The solution's built-in, high availability components help ensure continuity of service for critical business operations, even under full CPU load and high-memory stress. Additionally, through SAP Solution Manager, customers receive support from SUSE, including up to 18 months of extended time to upgrade services packs so customers can complete platform upgrades when most convenient.

"We are proud of our nearly decade-long partnership with SAP," said Michael Miller, vice president of global marketing and alliances, SUSE. "As a top Linux environment for customers running SAP applications, we're looking forward to another decade helping customers lower their operational costs and protect their critical SAP business operations."

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. In September 2011, SUSE also announced that SUSE Linux Enterprise Server has been selected for use with the SAP HANA™ platform.

"With SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, SUSE continues to build its strong partner ecosystem in the marketplace by offering the most in-demand technologies for solutions such as SAP HANA," said Sally Stevens, vice president of Platform Marketing, Dell. "Our work with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications running on Dell PowerEdge servers helps organizations ease deployment and provides the enterprise support customers expect from their SAP environment."

"We see SAP HANA as the future of analytics and provide our customers with the support they need to migrate to and run their SAP solutions on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications," said Christian Schmitz, consulting manager at REALTECH, a full-service company specialized in consulting related to SAP solutions and a software provider with a focus on business process and IT service management.

Visit SUSE in booth #748 at the co-located SAPPHIRE NOW and SAP TechEd conferences being held in Madrid, Spain, Nov. 8-10. For more information on the conferences, visit: http://www.sapteched.com/sapphirenowsaptechedmadrid/.  To learn more about 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 www.suse.com/sap.

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.

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