SUSE, best known for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, will “operate globally as an independent company” following its acquisition by EQT from Micro Focus, according to SUSE chief executive officer Nils Brauckmann.
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In a move that will collect a lot of infrastructure software under one roof, mainframe software provider Micro Focus has started proceedings to merge with Attachmate Group, owners of Novell and Suse Linux, for about $US1.2 billion.
Enterprises struggling to fill demands for Cobol skills should consider an application modernisation program which could also pave the way for migration off the mainframe to an open system.
Micro Focus International plans to beef up its range of software quality assurance tools with two acquisitions it announced yesterday.