Novell has announced that Amazon Web Services (AWS) will offer hourly based pricing and support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. Customers and independent software vendors (ISVs) of all sizes will have the ability to run SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 and 11 on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) paying only for the hours they use. The new offerings will be available in all instance sizes and in every AWS region around the world. In addition, Novell will provide a maintenance service on AWS so customers can keep their SLES instances up-to-date with Novell's most current security patches, bug fixes and new features.
Novell offers its enterprise Linux distribution with a seamless purchasing experience and a wide range of support options. Novell enables Amazon EC2 users to purchase maintenance subscriptions for enterprise Linux instances directly on Amazon EC2 without first signing a separate license agreement. Through the SUSE Cloud Program, service providers can also enhance SUSE Linux Enterprise Server instances by either reselling Novell's technical support or delivering their own support services backed by Novell's expertise. In addition to Amazon Web Services, service provider partners who have joined the SUSE Cloud Program include Fujitsu, IBM and Vodacom Business. For more information about the SUSE Cloud Program, go here.