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Microsoft-Novell partnership reaches China

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:China market? Microsoft-Novell partnership? Linux?

Microsoft Corp. and Novell Inc. are extending their collaboration by focusing on converting unsupported Linux users to supported SUSE Linux Enterprise, with a particular emphasis on the China market.

The move is a result of increasing customer demand in China for their business model solution, which builds a bridge between open source and proprietary software and provides interoperability and intellectual property peace of mind for organizations operating mixed-source IT environments.

This increased demand is exemplified by the People's Insurance Company of China Group (PICC), The Dairy Farm Co. Ltd and Dawning Information Industry Co. Ltd, which have agreed to receive Microsoft certificates for three-year support subscriptions for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server from Novell.

"It's very encouraging to see that our business and technical collaboration continues to resonate with customers around the globe," said Ron Hovsepian, president and CEO of Novell. "Both Novell and Microsoft are committed to furthering this alliance, and we couldn't be happier with the results to date. PICC, Dairy Farm and Dawning exemplify the benefits our strengthened alliance provides for the international IT community."

"We recognize that our customers want to use Microsoft products in heterogeneous environments, and therefore we are pleased to offer this option to meet customer needs in one of the leading global markets," said Ya-Qin Zang, Microsoft corporate VP and chairman of Microsoft China. "We are very pleased with the initial response in the Chinese market to our joint offerings for IP peace of mind and technology interoperability in such areas as virtualization and high-performance computing."





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