Xiotech Corporation today announced that Magnitude 3D is one of the first networked storage solutions to be "YES! CERTIFIED" with SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9, Service Pack 1. With this certification, and an earlier certification with Novell NetWare 6.5, Magnitude 3D is moving closer to becoming the first networked storage solution fully certified with Novell Open Enterprise Server (OES).
Magnitude 3D's ease of use and low total cost of ownership make it the ideal solution for small- to medium-size enterprises (SME) operating Novell Linux environments. "Magnitude 3D's ease of use is legendary among real-world users. Ease of use means features such as the ability to boot from the storage area network (SAN) and elimination of the planned downtime associated with server maintenance and repairs, ensuring swift deployments and upgrades and uninterrupted data availability," said Mike Stolz, executive vice president of marketing at Xiotech.
"Xiotech has shown its commitment to the Linux market and Novell's customers by completing Novell's YES certification, demonstrating the compatibility between the respective offerings." said Ed Anderson, vice president of product marketing for Novell. "Their innovative approach to storage networking has produced efficient solutions for mid-sized customers."
"With this certification and our early support of OES, Xiotech is continuing to make storage easy for Novell users," said Mr. Stolz. "With OES and Magnitude 3D, SMEs will benefit from an easy-to-use, cost-effective solution that gives them the flexibility to migrate to Linux at their own speed."
Certification with SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 is the latest step in Xiotech's continued partnership with Novell. Magnitude 3D was one of the first SANs to complete "Yes, Tested and Approved" certification with Novell NetWare 6.5, and Novell Cluster Services 1.7. Xiotech is also a Premier Partner for Novell Users International.