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Posted by Richard Fichera on August 9, 2011
I recently had an opportunity to spend some time with SUSE management, including President and General Manager Nils Brauckmann, and came away with what I think is a reasonably clear picture of The Attachmate Group’s (TAG) intentions and of SUSE’s overall condition these days. Overall, impressions were positive, with some key takeaways:
All in all a positive read on SUSE, and this session went a long way toward allaying any fears that SUSE will either disappear or lose its focus as an appendage to a larger Attachmate Group. My overall advice at this point to clients evaluating enterprise Linux choices would be to simply consider it on its merits and not spend time trying to decode any hidden intentions regarding its corporate parent. I think its parents' intentions are now pretty clearly on display – to compete aggressively as an enterprise and cloud platform with Red Hat and anyone else who comes along. This is good news for users, since a healthy duopoly with strong competition is infinitely better than a de facto monopoly.
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