As the market leader for Linux on System z, Novell is the only operating system vendor to support Linux on IBM mainframe servers for its entire 10 year history and continues to capture market share with new customers and channel partners.
Since 2000, when SUSE Linux Enterprise Server became the first commercially-available enterprise Linux distribution for IBM System z mainframes, Novell has delivered Linux-based mainframe solutions that customers across all industries can deploy to expand their critical applications and workloads.
Ten years ago we introduced SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z as the first commercial, enterprise-class, fully-supported Linux distribution for IBM mainframes, said Markus Rex, senior vice president and general manager of Open Platform Solutions at Novell.
Over the years our momentum has only increased and today Novell is the market-leading Linux platform for System z. We are recognized for our ability to generate ROI for our customers through the consolidation of distributed workloads, reduction of downtime and data center complexity, and increase in operating flexibility.
Over the past 10 years numerous customers have deployed Linux on IBM System z mainframe servers. Customers who have achieved success with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z include Bank of Russia, BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota, Boston University, Casas Bahia, Deutsche Rentenversicherung Baden-Wrttemberg, Dundee City Council, EBS Building Society, EFiS, Gruppo API, Miami-Dade County, Nationwide Insurance and University of Arkansas.
The performance and reliability of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z has been excellent, said Gerard Shockley, IT Manager at Boston University. We've run multiple workloads in a production environment for at least four years and have experienced zero system failures. In my opinion Novell has delivered an impressive technology set for System z Linux, with the most complete set of offerings for different types of workloads.