A Complete, Low-cost Virtual Infrastructure for Small and Medium Businesses


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Small and medium businesses are more prevalent than ever—and their needs differ from large and very large enterprises. This session will review options for small and medium businesses to provide a complete infrastructure that includes hardware, software and services normally found only in enterprise-level solutions. With Novell Open Workgroup Suite Small Business Edition, these organizations can take advantage of virtualization, collaboration, high-availability, end-user management and much more.

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A Complete, Low-cost Virtual Infrastructure for Small and Medium Businesses

  1. 1. A Complete, Low-cost Virtual Infrastructure for Small and Medium Businesses
  2. 2. Small Business IT Challenges You need an enterprise-class IT infrastructure and secure collaboration tools, but options are limited: – A Microsoft Windows-based solution seems to be your only option, but it's expensive and offer poor ROI – Open Source and Linux-based alternatives are complex and more difficult to support – SaaS options exist, but offer less flexibility and raise security and privacy concerns 2 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. Novell Open Workgroup Suite ® Small Business Edition 2.5 Novell Open Workgroup Suite Small Business Edition 2.5 is a Linux-based desktop-to-server solution designed to meet the needs of small businesses: – Provides your end-users with the tools they need to be productive – all at a fraction of the cost of a Microsoft Windows-centric alternative – Combines open source innovation with the experience and global reach of Novell, bringing the support and partner ecosystem you need to succeed Simply put: It's affordable IT innovation 3 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  4. 4. Product Overview A Complete Desktop-to-Server Solution 1-5 physical servers, 5-200 unlimited virtual servers users/devices Linux-based x86/x64 servers Windows and Linux desktops • Linux server to run applications • Open source productivity suite • Storage, backup and print services • E-mail and calendar client • VPN capabilities • Team collaboration workspaces • Anti-virus and anti-spam filters • Fax from any desktop • Stateful firewall • Automatic backup of files • Back-end helpdesk application • Helpdesk client • Remote monitoring • Remote access tools • Windows desktop management tools • Business-ready Linux desktop 4 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  5. 5. Quick Deployment Browser-based Installation and Configuration 5 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  6. 6. Easy Administration Browser-based Management Console 6 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  7. 7. Windows Desktop Management Novell ZENworks Configuration Management ® ® 7 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  8. 8. Powerful Collaboration Tools Novell GroupWise and Novell Teaming are Included ® ® 8 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  9. 9. Office Productivity Applications OpenOffice.org Novell Edition ® 9 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  10. 10. Sizzling Desktop Experience SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop ® 10 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  11. 11. Stacking-up Against Microsoft The Right Tools at a Fraction of the Cost Novell Open Workgroup Suite ® Small Business Edition 2.5 provides a similar feature set to Microsoft Microsoft* It enables you to save up to 75% on software acquisition costs when upgrading your IT Novell infrastructure* * Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 Premium Edition and a Microsoft Office Small Business 2007 upgrade 11 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  12. 12. Deployment, Training and Support Unleash the Full Potential of the Solution With Novell , you can afford the deployment, training ® and support services needed to unleash the full potential of the solution and generate positive ROI 12 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  13. 13. Products and Pricing Perpetual License and Subscription Available Novell Open Workgroup Suite ® 1 Licensing Small Business Edition 2.5 • Per User/Device – Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 Model components* NE 2 Pricing W – SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 ® ! •5 User/Device – ZENworks Configuration Management ® License + 1-Year Standard Edition Standard (12x5) Maintenance – Novell GroupWise 8 with ® NE W ! GroupWise Mobile Server $631/€590 – Novell Teaming 2.1 •5 User/Device 1-Year Subscription License – OpenOffice.org Novell Edition – SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 $258/€243 * The NSS file system is now supported 13 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  14. 14. Licensing Up to 200 Users/Devices and 5 Servers The Novell Open Workgroup Suite Small Business ® Edition 2.5 license entitles you to: – Deploy up to 5 physical servers to host collaboration services or any application that supports SUSE Linux Enterprise Server ® – Install an unlimited number of virtualized SUSE Linux Enterprise Server guests (limited only by hardware) – Provide collaboration services to 5 users, or to users of up to 5 devices (PCs, laptops, handhelds, etc.) – Additional user/device licenses can be purchased in increments of 5 to support up 200 users/devices 14 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  15. 15. More Productivity and Lower Costs Is your organization ready to enjoy all the benefits of big-business software? Now you can—and without draining your budget. Novell Open Workgroup Suite ® Small Business Edition 2.5 www.novell.com/smallbiz 15 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  16. 16. Unpublished Work of Novell, Inc. All Rights Reserved. This work is an unpublished work and contains confidential, proprietary, and trade secret information of Novell, Inc. Access to this work is restricted to Novell employees who have a need to know to perform tasks within the scope of their assignments. No part of this work may be practiced, performed, copied, distributed, revised, modified, translated, abridged, condensed, expanded, collected, or adapted without the prior written consent of Novell, Inc. Any use or exploitation of this work without authorization could subject the perpetrator to criminal and civil liability. General Disclaimer This document is not to be construed as a promise by any participating company to develop, deliver, or market a product. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. Novell, Inc. makes no representations or warranties with respect to the contents of this document, and specifically disclaims any express or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. The development, release, and timing of features or functionality described for Novell products remains at the sole discretion of Novell. Further, Novell, Inc. reserves the right to revise this document and to make changes to its content, at any time, without obligation to notify any person or entity of such revisions or changes. All Novell marks referenced in this presentation are trademarks or registered trademarks of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.