Industry-leading performance and scalability
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 is the first enterprise-class Linux server built on the new Linux 2.6 kernel, offering unmatched performance and scalability for large-scale Linux deployments. With advanced memory management and processor support, Native Posix Thread Library (NPTL), advanced I/O capabilities and the unique class-based kernel resource management (CKRM) feature, SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 offers the industry’s best performance and linear scalability.
High availability and reliability
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 is architected for mission-critical use and minimal downtime. With its high-availability features, IT administrators can rely on Hotplug services; change hard disks, processors and other periphery at runtime; cluster IP aliases for non-cluster-aware applications; and use the administration console to configure clustered-server deployments.
In early 2004, SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 8 received the highest level of security and operations certification ever reached in the Linux market, Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 3+. SUSE LINUX products also include a wealth of security features such as encryption, certificate authority and management, user authentication and access control, firewall and proxy.
Unique deployment and systems-management capabilities
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 simplifies management with Yet another Setup Tool (YaST), a comprehensive installation, configuration and administration suite unique to SUSE LINUX. YaST gives IT administrators a common foundation for managing not just operating system components but also accompanying services such as a DNS server, an Apache Web server or even third-party applications.
Novell ZENworks Linux Management, availailable separately, complements YaST by enabling IT administrators to centrally control how they deploy and update systems inside the firewall. By using YaST and integrating ZENworks for Linux Management, administrators can easily install, configure, update, secure and manage SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9.
Comprehensive open-source functionality
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 offers a wealth of built-in functionality, including relational databases and numerous file, print, Web application and networking services. YaST makes it easy to configure these services via its graphical interface or through scripted automation.
Flexible enterprise storage and virtualization capabilities
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 supports numerous file systems—including Lustre, network-based storage and a new Enterprise Volume Manager—which enable administrators to deploy SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 in any IT setting. SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 also supports User-Mode Linux; now administrators can easily test disparate Linux configurations and use virtualization to distribute different deployments on the same hardware.
Broad platform support, built from a common code base
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 supports a broad range of hardware architectures including x86, AMD64 and Intel EM64T as well as the Intel Itanium Processor Family, IBM POWER, IBM zSeries and IBM S/390. For IT managers, this provides flexibility and cost savings, delivering a common operating system, consistent management tools, uniform standards support and software updates across all Linux deployments.
SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 supports a variety of open development tools and runtime environments. Developers, customers and independent software vendors (ISVs) can use these tools to quickly customize and develop Linux-compatible applications.
Additionally Novell offers the SUSE LINUX Software Development Kit (SDK) 9 for x86, for AMD64® & Intel® EM64T®, for Itanium® Processor Family, for IBM® POWER(TM), for IBM® zSeries® (64 bit) and for IBM® S/390® (31 bit).
SUSE LINUX SDK 9 features a wealth of tools, APIs and documentation which make it easy to deliver applications for Linux such as Eclipse, KDevelop, Anjuta, Eric and Quanta. With SUSE LINUX SDK 9, developers can create, debug and test applications with ease. Mono(TM) is also part of the SUSE LINUX SDK 9.
Backed by Novell
Novell brings a complete enterprise software ecosystem to Linux, providing technical support, training, consulting and the extended partner network that IT buyers demand when deploying a strategic platform. Novell SUSE LINUX products are built for performance and reliability and are backed by hundreds of software engineers, support staff and consultants who are dedicated to Linux, open source and customer success. Novell empowers businesses to deploy Linux with confidence.
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