AMD Validated Server Platforms Now Certified for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server from Novell
Subject: Systems | August 8, 2007 - 03:51 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Aug. 8, 2007 - At LinuxWorld San Francisco this week, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced the availability of AMD Validated Server platforms certified for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server from Novell, further confirming AMD's commitment to the channel by offering solution providers the ability to brand and differentiate their solutions to address customer needs. With today's news, AMD is delivering solution providers a validated server platform with Novell "YES Certified" designation that is compatible with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and will be fully supported by both AMD and Novell.
"Customers look to reduce complexity and risk when configuring and deploying Linux server operating systems, so having validated platforms available for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server helps remove adoption hurdles for customers," said Al Gillen, research vice president, System Software, at IDC. "Integrated platforms also ease the way for solution providers to more quickly build and bring to market customized solutions that meet customers' needs."
Together, AMD and Novell are providing solution providers with more choice through an easier, faster and less expensive process by which to obtain certified and pre-configured Linux-based server platforms. Having completed the Novell YES Certified testing on AMD Validated Server barebones platforms, Supermicro Computer, Tyan Computer Corporation and Uniwide Technologies are the first original design manufacturers to offer these platforms. Solution providers will now have the ability to leverage this testing and offer configured Novell YES Certified SKUs, expediting the certification process dramatically.