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The extension runs until January 1, 2016. It again sees Microsoft commit to shelling out $100 million for Suse Linux Enterprise certificates and to refrain from suing Suse or its customers.
As Novell splits in two, VMware is seeking to snag its Suse operating system unit. If so, it would be much to the chagrin of Novell partner Microsoft.
VMware will standardize its virtual appliance-based products on Novell's Suse Linux Enterprise Server to try to ward off a growing threat from Microsoft.
With regulators giving the green light to the $2.2 billion deal, Novell will operate as two separate businesses--Novell and Suse--alongside the Attachmate and NetIQ brands.
Now that the sales pop from the Novell-Microsoft partnership has played out, SUSE Linux growth has stagnated, and Novell has a new best friend.
Novell has significantly upped the stakes in the developer tools market with SUSE Studio Online, which makes it super easy to build Linux-based appliances with minimum expertise.
At the Open Source Business Conference, the company reveals an expansive vision of the data center to go with the new version of its Suse Linux operating system.
The open-source company says the new version shows gains over its predecessors in terms of interoperability, mission-critical computing, and virtualization.
A new partnership aims to help software companies develop Suse Linux Enterprise-based virtual appliances that are tailored to VMware's ESX platform.