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Citrix, Novell Team to Provide New Assessment Tools

Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) and Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ: NOVL) are collaborating and expanding choice for customers through increased virtualization interoperability and new assessment tools to help pinpoint the economically most advantageous approach to virtualization.

Through this new partnership, Novell has certified SUSE Linux Enterprise Server as a “Perfect Guest” running on Citrix XenServer and both companies will provide joint technical support to customers.  As a result of this agreement, the more than 4, 500 enterprise applications certified as Novell Ready for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server are now Citrix Ready community-verified when running in a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server guest virtual machine on XenServer.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is the only Linux operating system that has been optimized to be the perfect guest on all major hypervisors, with outstanding performance when running on XenServer.  Now customers and cloud providers gain the added value of the free XenServer as an enterprise-class virtualization platform for Linux and Windows environments, providing them with an expanded set of technologies and processes to run and manage heterogeneous data centers.

“Our partnership with Citrix gives our many joint customers and partners a better way to manage their virtual infrastructures, ” said Joe Wagner, senior vice president and general manager of Global Alliances, Novell. “We are providing a deeper and better integrated set of enterprise-class solutions that provide the tools to make intelligent decisions on data center virtualization, and the world-class infrastructure to run high-performance virtual environments.”

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