Citrix and Novell Extend Enterprise Virtualization

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Feb 19, 2010


Through the company's partnership Novell has certified SUSE Linux Enterprise Server as a 'Perfect Guest' running on Citrix XenServer, and both companies will provide joint technical support to customers. According to the news release on Market Watch, as a result of this agreement, the more than 4,500 enterprise applications certified as Novell Ready for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server are now Citrix Ready community-verified when running in a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server guest virtual machine on XenServer.


Citrix and Novell will collaborate to offer customers increased virtualization interoperability and new tools.

"SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is the only Linux operating system that has been optimized to be the perfect guest on all major hypervisors, with outstanding performance when running on XenServer. Now customers and cloud providers gain the added value of the free XenServer as an enterprise-class virtualization platform for Linux and Windows environments, providing them with an expanded set of technologies and processes to run and manage heterogeneous data centers.

"In addition, Citrix will participate in the PlateSpin Recon for Assessment Program, which enables Citrix Solution Advisors (CSA) channel partners and the Citrix internal services organization to begin offering customers virtualization, server consolidation and cloud readiness assessments using the Novell toolset. PlateSpin Recon from Novell is a data center workload profiling, analysis and planning tool that combines consolidation planning with capacity management to give customers an ongoing view of their physical and virtual infrastructure. PlateSpin Recon takes the guesswork out of complex server consolidation and capacity planning initiatives and helps accelerate the move to virtualization."

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