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IBM, Novell Team on Linux-Based DB2 Appliances

In recent years, software appliances have become increasingly popular as a way for enterprises to deploy applications. And Novell, with its SUSE Studio Linux software appliance technology, s among the leading technology vendors in the software appliance market.

Thanks to a new partnership with IBM, the process of building Big Blue's DB2 database into a Novell Linux software appliance is now set to get easier.

"IBM and Novell have been working together on software and hardware appliances for quite some time across a variety of IBM brands," Josh Dorfman, director of global alliance marketing at Novell, told InternetNews.com. "IBM's work with SUSE Linux Enterprise and KIWI on their Smart Analytics System created the opportunity with SUSE Studio to create this DB2 Express-C template for the community to use and create their own solutions. It was a natural extension of our existing relationship."

IBM created and will maintain the DB2 Template for SUSE Studio, offering developers an incubator for applications within SUSE Linux Enterprise and DB2 Express-C.

Server Watch has the details on the new partnership.

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IBM DB2, Novell Partner for Linux Software Appliances