Novell and Ingres Corporation announced on Tuesday that the alliance will offer Ingres’ database solutions as part of the SUSE Appliance Program enabling independent software vendors (ISVs) and system integrators (SIs) to build appliances that deliver business critical software applications requiring enterprise-class database.
The solution offered by the alliance 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. According to the tie-up, a collaborative support model ensures certified appliances are supported by both companies with no additional work required by the ISV resulting in reducing the appliance set-up and build times by as much as 80%.
“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.”