Waltham, Mass., July 19 /PRNewswire/ — Novell has announced that Rackspace
Managed Hosting has selected Novell ZENworks Linux Management software to administer
its new enterprise Linux hosting solution. Additionally, with the launch of
Rackspace Red Label, the company now offers its enterprise hosting solution
on SUSETM LINUX Enterprise Server, among other Linux distributions. Because
ZENworks can manage multiple platforms, Rackspace deployed the solution to gain
improved management capabilities and the freedom to deploy multiple Linux platforms.
As a result, employee productivity is improved and operating costs are lowered.
”For a managed hosting business, our most significant costs come in management,
much more than in initial technology acquisition,” said Paul Froutan, vice
president of product development, Rackspace Managed Hosting. ”Novell provides
a management solution that manages multiple Linux distributions. Tapping Novell
to manage our Linux servers gives us flexibility to deploy what we want, when
we want, as well as lowering our costs of management.”
For Rackspace Red Label, Novell centrally handles software updates, new installs
and removals from any number of Linux systems. This capability is critical for
Linux systems, since open source software is released on a frequent schedule.
Novell ZENworks works with all of Novell’s Linux offerings, from server to desktop,
as well as with Red Hat Enterprise Server, meaning Rackspace can add Novell
Linux solutions to their network without increasing management overhead.
”Rackspace’s decision to manage its Linux environment with Novell illustrates
one of Novell’s unique strengths in the management space — our ability to help
customers with multiple platforms,” said David Litwack, senior vice president
and general manager of Identity Services for Novell. ”Very few companies
have single platform environments today. Novell gives customers the flexibility
to choose tools that work best for them.”
Novell, Inc. is a leading provider of infrastructure software and services
to over 50,000 customers in 43 countries. With more than 20 years of experience
in data center, workgroup and desktop solutions, Novell’s 6,000 employees, 5,000
partners and support centers around the world are meeting customer requirements
for identity-driven computing and Linux solutions. By providing enterprise-class
software and support for commercial and open source software, Novell delivers
increased operating flexibility and choice at a lower total cost of ownership.
More information about Novell can be found at http://www.novell.com.