Novell Introduces a Virtual Appliance edition of its ZENworks Configuration Management Suite

  • ID: 1226780
  • April 2010
  • Region: Global
  • 3 Pages
  • Enterprise Management Associates
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Novell has announced a virtual appliance form-factor for its ZENworks Configuration Management (ZCM) suite, which provides desktop, asset and patch management capabilities. The virtual appliance decreases the time-to-deploy and total cost of ownership for ZENworks Configuration Management while providing Novell customers with the ability to deploy ZCM not only in the data center but soon also in cloud platforms like Amazon EC2 – capabilities many competitors will have a hard time matching. In this impact brief, EMA examines the feature set and value proposition of the new implementation and indicates how this will position Novell against other appliance-based solutions, such as Dell KACE.

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Steve’s career at Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) follows 19 years of industry experience in system operations and engineering.

Prior to joining EMA, Steve managed an Enterprise Storage Operations team at Agilent Technologies, which involved supervising a global 24x7 support team, implementing support procedures and providing technical solutions to enhance the enterprise storage environment. During his tenure at Agilent, Steve was also responsible for security project management and coordinating DS5 SOX auditing.

Steve began his career as a Systems Administrator for UNIX International, learning the industry and assisting in the development of the open system standards for the first release of UNIX System V.4. He continued to enhance his career in operations as a Senior UNIX Administrator for AT&T and Bell Communications Research (Bellcore). As a Senior Analyst for the Vital Records department of Wall Street firm, Salomon Smith Barney, Steve redirected his career to engineering and managing enterprise storage systems and applications. As a Systems Engineer at MCI Worldcom, Steve was instrumental in implementing the NIP switching system for British Telecom (BT) and designed operating system specifications for the Next Generation Service Node (NGSN).

Steve’s "in the trenches" experience in operations support provides EMA with a unique perspective on actual IT operations concerns, needs and solutions.

B.A., English, Montclair State University

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