Novell celebrates year of innovation with record number of new products

PRESS RELEASE

One year after announcing its intentions to lead in the rapidly growing market for intelligent workload management, Novell has shipped more than 12 new products, signed more than 4 500 new customers and inked landmark partnerships with leading companies including SAP AG, Verizon, VMware and Vodacom Business.

“Our new products have been innovative,” said Michelle Beetar, managing director of Novell South Africa. “Among them were Novell Identity Manager 4, Novell Cloud Manager, ZENworks 11 and the SUSE Appliance Toolkit.

“These were all important solutions that customers can use to realise intelligent workload management within their own enterprise. As a result, both business and IT professionals are better able to balance flexibility with IT control across physical, virtual and cloud environments.”

Novell’s differentiated strategy to lead the intelligent workload management market is Workload IQ – a unique approach based on integrating identity and security into every piece of the IT infrastructure.

“Novell has always been strong in IT infrastructure and identity management and has been able to bring new levels of security to workload management by providing a way to securely build, manage and measure workloads across the entire IT infrastructure,” said Beetar.

Other companies are only beginning to develop new products for the intelligent workload management market while Novell already offers an approach that delivers single, point solutions that integrate easily with existing IT investments or work together to create a seamless solution set.

“Over the past year, we believe we have delivered unparalleled innovation to our customers , specifically shipping more than 12 new products that have been well received and rapidly adopted,” said Beetar, adding that the company is committed to continuing investment in developing cutting-edge technologies that provide customers with a competitive advantage.

Novell’s new products address each lifecycle of intelligent workload management:

* Build – Enables simplified workload creation, building and transformation in mission-critical computing environments.
* Secure – Allows enterprises to secure the cloud and virtualised environments through effective identity and security management.
* Manage – Allows for management and movement of workloads within and across all computing environments to optimise workload execution and utilization of IT assets.
* Measure – Enables enterprises to understand IT risk through real-time insight into IT operations and logging, auditing and reporting capabilities.

Beetar said a recent survey of IT decision-makers commissioned from Harris Interactive by Novell found that cloud computing — both public and private — will be an increasing part of the mix of resources deployed by enterprise IT organisations. The survey also revealed that companies are particularly interested in simplifying management across their integrated physical, virtual and cloud environments.

“Novell has and will continue to have a strong emphasis on innovation,” said Beetar. “Over the past year, Novell introduced market-leading products that address the components of the entire intelligent workload management lifecycle.”

Novell

Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL), a leader in intelligent workload management, helps organisations securely deliver and manage computing services across physical, virtual and cloud computing environments. We help customers reduce the cost, complexity and risk associated with their IT systems through our solutions for identity and security, systems management, collaboration and Linux-based operating platforms. With our infrastructure software and ecosystem of partnerships, Novell integrates mixed IT environments, allowing people and technology to work as one. For more information, visit www.novell.com.

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Michelle Beetar
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mbeetar@novell.com
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