BMC described its support at the LinuxWorld Frankfurt trade show a day after news that SuSE had signed , Veritas Software. BMC said Wednesday that it now backs Deployment Manager, Patrol and Mainview software packages on SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 8.0.
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BMC and SuSE are in discussions about joint promotional events and marketing activities, BMC said.
The partnerships are part of SuSE's effort to match , which leads the Linux market and already has several such alliances. SuSE is "behind, but catching up" in its partnerships, said Katherine Egbert, an analyst at C.E. Unterberg Towbin.
And SuSE has a longer way to go when compared to operating systems such as Sun Microsystems' Solaris that have been in the market for much longer. "Solaris is obviously way ahead," Egbert said.