|| ||"Shawna Seth" <sseth-AT-horngroup.com>|
|| ||Linux from Novell Chosen by China Earthquake Administration for Earthquake Monitoring|
|| ||Tue, 6 Jun 2006 14:25:53 -0700|
Novell continues to demonstrate traction in the Chinese market with its
newest customer win. The China Earthquake Administration (CEA) has
chosen SUSE Linux Enterprise Server as the operating platform for their
Digital Earthquake Observation Network, an earthquake forecasting tool
that allows the Chinese government to monitor seismic activity and
provide quick disaster relief. The press release included below has
additional information. Let Bruce Lowry (contact information below) or
me know if you have any questions.
Shawna S. Seth
Horn Group, Inc.
China Earthquake Administration Chooses Linux from Novell for Earthquake
WALTHAM, Mass. -- June 6, 2006 -- Novell today announced the China
Earthquake Administration (CEA) has chosen SUSE(R) Linux Enterprise
Server from Novell(R) as its operating platform for CEA's Digital
Earthquake Observation Network. The network encompasses 41 national,
provincial and metropolitan-level seismographic centers and 360 stations
for large cities. CEA selected SUSE Linux Enterprise Server after
several benchmark tests among the various Linux* distributions available
"Novell and SUSE Linux are well-established names in the Linux
environment in China," said a CEA official. "We were especially
attracted to Novell's commitment to R&D, the quality of its service and
support, and, most importantly, a robust and and reliable operating
system for mission-critical applications such as our Digital Earthquake
Observation Network. We are confident our cooperation with Novell will
lead the Chinese government to serve its citizens better through highly
efficient earthquake monitoring centers."
The Digital Earthquake Observation Network helps the Chinese government
effectively forecast earthquakes and mitigate potential human disasters
through quick disaster relief, thus increasing public safety and the
quality of life of Chinese citizens. The phased project started in 2003,
focusing on the establishment of seismographic, earthquake precursors
and micro earthquakes detection networks, as well as an earthquake
first-aid training base. The detection networks use highly technical
systems such as Active Fault Detection, Earthquake Information Services
and Earthquake Emergency Command, which improve the density of
earthquake observation, digitization of information, and the quality and
speed of monitoring and forecast.
Roger Levy, Novell's vice president and general manager of Open Platform
Solutions, said, "The Digital Earthquake Observation Network is a
massive national project in China, and we are honored to play a critical
part in serving that country's citizens. As the leading Linux solution
provider in China, we are focused on providing the best IT solutions to
benefit China, the region and the world."
For more information on how customers around the globe are leveraging
Novell solutions, visit http://www.novell.com/success.
Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) delivers Software for the Open
Enterprise(TM). With more than 50,000 customers in 43 countries, Novell
helps customers manage, simplify, secure and integrate their technology
environments by leveraging best-of-breed, open standards-based software.
With over 20 years of experience, 5,000 employees, 5,000 partners and
support centers around the world, Novell helps customers gain control
over their IT operating environment while reducing cost. More
information about Novell can be found at http://www.novell.com.
Novell and SUSE are registered trademarks and Software for the Open
Enterprise is a trademark of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other
countries. *Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other
third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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