"In a highly significant announcement a few months ago, Bord na Móna
revealed that it had completed the deployment of Novell's SuSE Linux
Enterprise Server. The deployment sees SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 and
Novell eDirectory running on HP hardware to support the roll out of Oracle
According to Bord na Móna's group IT manager, Brinsley Sheridan, the
deployment provided the company with a consolidated server platform, reduced
costs and a fully-supported operating environment to implement mission
"Collaboration between HP, Oracle and Novell working with local service
delivery partner SecureLinx eliminated the risk for Bord na Móna that the
deployment of multi vendor systems can sometimes bring," he said.
What made the announcement far more important than just another contract win
for Novell or another breakthrough for Linux, was that it represented a move
towards mixed source computing on the part of a major State enterprise."