The State of Novell

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A quantitative look at the performance of Novell's SUSE product across a variety of community/developer related metrics.

A quantitative look at the performance of Novell's SUSE product across a variety of community/developer related metrics.

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  • 1. The State of: Novell [Report Sample]February 201110.20.2005
  • 2. Employment Volume2
  • 3. Standalone Performance Seems Acceptable3
  • 4. But Market Relative Performance is Problematic4
  • 5. Trajectories of Second Place Distribution Candidates5
  • 6. Conclusions • SUSE is competitive for total employment • Trending should be a concern for Novell6
  • 7. Usage Metrics7
  • 8. Search Volume Reflects Neither Growth Nor Outperformance8
  • 9. Acquisition Not Likely to Improve Overall Visibility9
  • 10. Hacker News Shows Modest Interest in SUSE Source: news.ycombinator.com10
  • 11. StackOverflow Traction is Slightly Higher Source: StackOverflow.com11
  • 12. Windows Inclusive Market Context Highlights a Larger Problem Source: StackOverflow.com12
  • 13. SUSE Amazon AMI Version Availability Lags Competitors Source: TheCloudMarket.com13
  • 14. Eclipse Community Data Shows Minimal SUSE Penetration Source: Eclipse Community Survey14
  • 15. MarkMail Data Shows Modest SUSE Traffic (Note Y Axis) Query: Fedora Query: Ubuntu Query: Red Hat Query: SUSE Source: Markmail.org15
  • 16. Conclusions• Developer metrics indicate visibility problem• Issue is horizontal: cloud, community, tools• Developer attention should be area of focus 16
  • 17. ISV Support17
  • 18. SUSE Packaging is Lower Priority18
  • 19. Conclusions• Emerging ISV focus is not on SUSE• ISV traction is a function of usage metrics• Case for SUSE must account for weaknesses 19