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October 11, 2006

CRN Interview: Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian, The First 100 Days

Filed under: Interviews, Linux — rakeshvk @ 6:19 pm

More than 100 days in office, Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian outlined Novell’s challenges and opportunities with Linux and NetWare, the channel, Red Hat, Microsoft and Xen, as well as his goals for moving the company forward, in an interview with CRN Senior Writer Paula Rooney. The interview occurred a week before the death of Ray Noorda, Novell’s founder and first CEO, at 82. Hovsepian, a former IBM and Internet Capital Group executive and former Novell sales chief, is the fifth CEO to lead Novell since its founding in 1983.

CRN: Tell me about your first 100 days in Office.

HOVSEPIAN: It’s been very interesting. In the first 60 to 90 days, I’ve met with 30 customers, 15 to 18 key partners, 100 analysts and investors, and 700 employees. It was important to get a feel for what customers and people perceive us to be. We can put all of that together and lay out a good game plan for success for our customers, employees and shareholders. That’s where my head has been in first 100 days. I’m excited about the progress we’ve made inside that first window as we get up and going much more focused on what Novell is at its core: a great software company.

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August 28, 2006

25 August 2006 SLE10: SLE10: Security & Assurance

Filed under: Interviews — rakeshvk @ 4:22 pm

SUSE Linux security architect Roman Drahtmueller co-hosts and provides an overview of many of the processes and considerations that go into creating and maintaining the SUSE Linux Enterprise platform. Roman calls Dr. Crispin Cowan into the studio to explain how Novell AppArmor helps to defend applications from potential vulnerability exploits.

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August 17, 2006

XenSource CTO Simon Crosby Talks Up Xen Virtualization

Filed under: Interviews — rakeshvk @ 6:01 pm

Virtualization — the use of multiple instances of operating systems, applications, or other software Tools & Guidance to Defend Your Network running on single hardware devices — comes in many different forms and flavors, but among the most often mentioned of late is XenSource and its open source Latest News about open source Xen virtualization technology.

While still not on the scale of virtualization giant VMware in terms of either features or popularity, Xen has been highly anticipated and is now the subject of a significant debate over its readiness for business production environments.

Xen also recently announced an interoperability arrangement with Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Latest News about Microsoft, prompting harsh criticism from some, but also paving the way for further interoperability between Linux and Windows when it comes to virtualization in the datacenter.

LinuxInsider caught up with XenSource Chief Technology Officer Simon Crosby recently to discuss Xen’s Linux and Windows interoperability, and to find out what we might expect to see next from Xen. >>>>

August 7, 2006

Novell turns its focus toward growth

Filed under: Interviews, Linux — rakeshvk @ 6:41 pm

When Ron Hovsepian was named chief operating officer of Waltham’s Novell Inc. in November, investors were already calling for the ouster of then-chief executive Jack Messman. In June, Messman’s critics got their wish, and Hovsepian got one of the toughest jobs in the software industry. Hovsepian recently spoke with Globe reporter Hiawatha Bray on how he expects to meet the challenge that defeated his former boss. >>>>

August 3, 2006

SLE10: Top 5 Reasons for SUSE Linux Enterprise 10

Filed under: Business & OSS, Interviews — rakeshvk @ 7:03 am

Getting away from marketing talking points, Getting away from marketing talking points, we get two SUSE engineering insiders, Gerald Pfeifer and Mihnea Istinie, to give us a their perspective as to why to use SUSE Linux Enterprise. But first, Ted and Erin provide a short review of their trip to LugRadio Live and the SUSE office in Nuremberg.

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