Novell is losing another customer.
The university already used Novell’s flavor of Linux to run its file and print management systems, as well as Novell eDirectory to manage access to those systems. But Bixler’s team ultimately decided against expanding the Novell eDirectory implementation.
“Novell didn’t really fit in with our enterprise systems,” Bixler said. “To be honest, we’ve had some issues with performance and how well we worked with Novell when things got rough. I really didn’t want to continue on that relationship.”