Novell cedes its independence after years of struggle to find a new direction. A Microsoft-led group buying 882 Novell patents throws in nearly a quarter of the purchase price.
PlateSpin could provide a significant boost to Novell if it can extend its partnership with Microsoft, cozy up to VMware, and execute at the field level.
The $205 million acquisition of PlateSpin's automated provisioning and disaster recovery products would help Novell flesh out its management software.
The future of Novell is in infrastructure and geeky system management. It can excel there.
Start-up founded by ex-Amazon developers raises big money to bring their private-cloud software to market.
Novell has no strategy. What else is new?
Novell just notched a major customer win with Invitrogen, which has chosen to standardize on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.
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