Waltham, Mass.-based Novell Inc. wrapped up a whirlwind three-week U.S. tour promoting SUSE Linux Enterprise yesterday with a packed presentation at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, a relatively short distance from its headquarters. The tour, which began Sept. 25 in Dallas, included 11 U.S. cities. The final stop is Oct. 21 in São Paulo, Brazil.
Speaking before an 80-member audience, two Novell engineers presented SUSE as a comprehensive Linux platform with the tools and applications to run a seamlessly managed, automated data center and address OS, management applications and virtualization. They also hinted at future improvements in virtualization, security and file systems.
Geared more to prospects than customers, the lively discussion encouraged audience participation, rewarding questioners with Linux penguins that featured the Novell logo, of course. The presentation included an impressive demo of live migration, moving a new James Bond movie from server to desktop without interruption.
Hewlett-Packard Co., which sponsored the event, made its hardware pitch during lunch.
The event was a great way to get Novell’s message out there. And the view of Boston from the top of the Hyatt was fantastic.