Microsoft and Novell team up on Linux management

 

Novell is working with Microsoft to develop advanced Linux management platforms that will allow customers to simplify the management of mixed IT environments..

Building on their existing technical collaboration agreement, Microsoft and Novell will work with industry standards and open source components to standardise management capabilities.

"Customers are looking for solutions that enable them to manage heterogeneous IT environments," said Brad Anderson, general manager of the Management and Services Division at Microsoft.

"Microsoft is pleased to extend our System Center suite to offer management for Linux distributions like SuSE Linux Enterprise.

"Microsoft is using, and intending to contribute enhancements to, the OpenPegasus Project's Common Information Model Object Manager, and delivering interoperable providers to the open source community which collect management data and make it accessible to management services."

As part of the collaboration, Novell will work with Microsoft to enhance the System Center Operations Manager 2007 Cross Platform Extensions, which Microsoft announced earlier this week.

This extension utilises industry standards such as WS-Management and open source software to deliver Linux and Unix management.

In addition, Novell plans to use the open source interoperable providers to extend the Linux management capabilities of its Novell ZENworks systems management products.

"Novell has previously outlined that it intends to support the use of open source and open standards in its ZENworks solutions to simplify and standardise systems management," said Joe Wagner, senior vice president and general manager for Novell Systems and Resource Management.

Copyright ©v3.co.uk


Microsoft and Novell team up on Linux management
 
 
 
Top Stories
Toll Group to go Google
Poaches Woolworths project manager.
 
How News Corp's CIO tackled skills in his race to the cloud
What to do when your team’s talents are no longer needed.
 
Photos: How Thodey transformed Telstra
From turbulent Trujillo to Australia's leading telco.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest articles on BIT Latest Articles from BIT
Microsoft is offering Azure for Disaster Recovery to Australian SMBs
Feb 10, 2015
If you haven't talked to your IT provider about disaster recovery, it might be worth discussing ...
The 2015 Xero Roadshow is on: here are the locations and dates
Feb 6, 2015
The 2015 Xero Roadshow kicked off this week - see where you can attend at locations around ...
Microsoft Outlook is now on iPhone and iPad: why could this be useful?
Jan 30, 2015
Microsoft today released Office for Android and Outlook for iOS - complementing the other Office ...
Franchisees, here's something you should know about
Jan 23, 2015
You need to know the Code if you are a franchisee or franchisor as the penalties are significant.
Xero users rejoice! Quoting has finally arrived
Jan 23, 2015
It has taken years, but Xero has at last added integrated quoting to its online accounting software.
Latest Comments
Polls
Who do you trust most to protect your private data?







   |   View results
Your bank
  35%
 
Your insurance company
  5%
 
A technology company (Google, Facebook et al)
  9%
 
Your telco, ISP or utility
  8%
 
A retailer (Coles, Woolworths et al)
  4%
 
A Federal Government agency (ATO, Centrelink etc)
  18%
 
An Australian law enforcement agency (AFP, ASIO et al)
  15%
 
A State Government agency (Health dept, etc)
  7%
TOTAL VOTES: 3966

Vote
Do you support the abolition of the Office of the Information Commissioner?

   |   View results
I support shutting down the OAIC.
  27%
 
I DON'T support shutting the OAIC.
  73%
TOTAL VOTES: 1353

Vote