Amazon To Sell Novell SUSE Linux On EC2

Enterprise software vendor Novell has announced the availability of its SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) cloud-based hosting service.

The company said that Amazon Web Service will charge users on an hourly basis and will also offer support to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server customers.

The service is set to be available in all instance sizes and will be supported by Amazon Web Services all over the world.

Terry Wise, director of Business Development, Amazon Web Services, said in a statement: “We are pleased to see Novell providing an easy way for customers to leverage the enterprise class SUSE Linux distribution on the Amazon EC2 platform.”

The company said that Amazon EC2 customers will be able to purchase additional maintenance licenses for enterprise Linux directly from Amazon first acquiring a separate license agreement.

The availability of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on Amazon Web Services is a part of Novell's SuSE Cloud Programme, which is designed to offer enterprise Linux users a chance to run a common platform on physical and virtual machines protected by their firewalls.