Aiming to provide Linux users with industry acclaimed quality network services, Conectiva, leading company in Linux services in Latin America, has just announced partnership with Novell. From now on, Novell Nterprise Linux Services, which provides file, printing, message and directory management, will be supported and run on Conectiva Linux Enterprise Edition. The agreement also provides that both Conectiva and Novell shall work in close cooperation as a team to provide service to major Nterprise Linux clients.The rest of the press release:
Novell recently announced its plan to provide customers the option of running all of its advanced network services – including those in the soon-to-be-released NetWare 7 – on the Linux platform. “In order to achieve our plan, we could not ignore Conectiva’s massive presence in the Latin American market. To provide Novell Nterprise Linux Services on Conectiva Linux together with strategic consulting and technical support services means to provide with options the user of the main Linux platform in the area”, said José Almandoz, Novell’s vice-president for Latin America.
“The fact that Conectiva and Novell joined forces to provide quality services represents a great step forward to the Linux consolidation in the corporate market. The operating system is increasingly gaining support from major local and international enterprises”, said Jaques Roseinzvaig, Conectiva’s CEO. “This shows that today Linux is already a fully matured operating system, prepared to fulfill the corporate market expectations – regardless of the client’s size”, he concluded.
Planned to be available later this year, along with full technical support, training and consulting services for Linux, Nterprise Linux Services combines the benefits of Conectiva Linux with proven, rock solid support and network services from Novell. The initial version of Novell Nterprise Linux Services consists of countless Novell services integrated with single business solutions, among which, identity services via Novell eDirectory and DirXML; file services via Novell iFolder; printing services via iPrint; messaging services via NetMail; management services via ZENworks for Servers; and a Virtual Office for end-user access and productivity via exteNd Director Standard Edition. In addition, Novell iManager provides a browser-based, single point of administration for Nterprise Linux Services.