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|| ||Ingres Newsflash: Novell & Ingres serve ISVs - Ingres DB now
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|| ||Wed, 17 Mar 2010 12:35:14 -0500|
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Novell Expands SUSE Appliance Program with Ingres
SUSE Studio Appliance Template for Ingres Database now available to help ISVs and SIs simplify
software appliance creation and accelerate market adoption
SAN FRANCISCO (Open Source Business Conference) - March 17, 2010 - Novell and Ingres Corporation
today announced the Ingres database is available within SUSE(r) Studio(tm) as part of the SUSE
Appliance Program<http://www.novell.com/appliances>. Both companies have entered into a cooperative
agreement to make it easier and more cost-effective for independent software vendors (ISVs) and
system integrators (SIs) to build appliances that deliver business critical software applications
which require an enterprise-class database. As part of the agreement, Novell and Ingres will
jointly support and market the SUSE Studio Appliance Template for Ingres Database to a large
ecosystem of ISVs who are seeking a simplified appliance infrastructure.
The SUSE Studio Appliance Template for Ingres Database creates a single, seamless on-ramp for ISVs
to integrate their applications and quickly get to market with a software appliance. This template
enables ISVs to focus on their core businesses by eliminating the burden of managing the life-cycle
of the operating system or the middleware database component within their appliances. A
collaborative support model ensures certified appliances are supported by both companies with no
additional work required by the ISV. The result of these efforts is that an ISV or SI can reduce
appliance setup and build times by as much as 80 percent and more cost-effectively sell appliances
with a fully-supported, enterprise-class database and operating system.
"We've long been believers in the value of software appliances and our early users reported
dramatic reductions in effort and increases in speed to market," said Roger Burkhardt, CEO, Ingres.
"We are now pleased to be working with Novell as part of the SUSE Appliance Program to bring the
benefits of software appliances to ISVs along with our respective global support capabilities.
Using SUSE Studio enabled us to quickly build the SUSE Studio Appliance Template for Ingres
Database. We look forward to working with the many ISVs who will boost profit margins, reduce setup
costs and drive down the cost of support as a result of our joint efforts."
In today's highly-competitive software market, ISVs and SIs demand solutions that spark innovation
and accelerate sales cycles amidst tight timelines and budget constraints. Software
combinations of an application, middleware and operating system integrated into a single image and
tailored to run on industry-standard platforms-offer new possibilities for efficient and
cost-effective software application deployment. According to a January 2010 survey by analyst
research firm IDC, software appliance adoption is growing within companies. One out of every four
(25%) of the 307 respondents in this survey say that they now are either evaluating or using
software appliances, double the percentage from a survey conducted two years ago.1
To address this market demand, the SUSE Appliance Program, a comprehensive business and technology
program was launched to help ISVs rapidly build, test, manage and go to market with software
appliances. Based on a fully-supported version of SUSE Linux
Enterprise<http://www.novell.com/products/server/>, the SUSE Studio Appliance Template for Ingres
Database is part of the SUSE Appliance Program and demonstrates the flexibility of SUSE
Studio<http://susestudio.com/> Online, a free web-based appliance creation tool. Since July 2009,
SUSE Studio Online has built more than 286,500 appliances and has nearly 67,000 registered users
worldwide, including 4,770 ISVs.
"By leveraging the SUSE Studio appliance build tool and go-to-market support offered by the SUSE
Appliance Program, Ingres has a unique opportunity to expand its market reach and increase
revenue," said Markus Rex, senior vice president and general manager of Open Platform Solutions at
Novell. "Ingres has taken this opportunity one step further by integrating its database technology
with SUSE Studio and making it easier for SIs and ISVs who need an enterprise-class database to
build an Ingres based software appliance within SUSE Studio."
The SUSE Studio Appliance Template for Ingres Database is available now within SUSE Studio Online.
SUSE Studio Online is available at www.susestudio.com<http://www.susestudio.com/>. For more
information about the SUSE Appliance Program, visit
At the Open Source Business Conference, Novell is presenting a panel discussion entitled, "A
Software Appliance Roundtable - How Open Source Drives a $1.2 Billion Market." The roundtable is
scheduled from 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. on Thurs. March 18. Executives from Novell, GroundWork Open
Source, Ingres, IBM and SAP will discuss how trends, such as cloud computing, are driving the
explosive demand for software appliances, how appliances are transforming the software delivery
paradigm and why open source is the key enabler of this growing market.
Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) delivers the best engineered, most interoperable Linux* platform and a
portfolio of integrated IT management software that helps customers around the world reduce cost,
complexity and risk. With our infrastructure software and ecosystem of partnerships, Novell
harmoniously integrates mixed IT environments, allowing people and technology to work as one. For
more information, visit www.novell.com<http://www.novell.com/>.
Ingres is the leading open source database management company. We are the world's second largest
open source company and the pioneer of the New Economics of IT, providing open source solutions at
dramatically reduced cost than proprietary software vendors. As a leader in the New Economics of
IT, Ingres delivers low cost and accelerated innovation to more than 10,000 customers worldwide.
Novell and SUSE are registered trademarks and Studio is a trademark of Novell Inc. in the U.S. and
other countries. *All third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Ingres is
a registered trademark of Ingres Corporation. All other trademarks, trade names, service marks, and
logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.
1 IDC, "Third Annual Software Appliance End-User Survey"; Doc #221700; January 2010
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