Novell Releases 2.6-Based Enterprise Server

Novell on Tuesday released the latest version of its enterprise Linux server, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9, at LinuxWorld here.

SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 9 is the first enterprise Linux server to be built on the Linux 2.6 kernel. As such, Novell Inc. and its partners claim that it has significant performance and scalability enhancements over Linux servers built around the Linux 2.4 kernel.

SLES also will include JBoss Inc.’s open-source J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition) JBoss Application Server. This comes on the heels of Red Hat Inc.’s announcement earlier Tuesday that it is offering its own J2EE server, RHAS (Red Hat Application Server), separately from its enterprise Linux operating system.

The JBoss server also will be included in Novell’s exteNd, formerly SilverStream eXtend, a visual integrated services environment for enterprise information systems. The widely deployed JBoss Application Server was the first open-source application server to achieve J2EE 1.4 compliance. “JBoss has 50 percent of the J2EE market, so this move made perfect sense for Novell,” said Chris Stone, Novell’s vice chairman.

News source: eWeek


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