Summary: SAP is competing with Vibe (formerly Pulse) on SLES 11, which only helps reduce freedom in businesses
For those who missed the memo, Vibe is the new name for Novell Pulse and it was mentioned this month in some articles about Google Wave, on which Vibe is based. Articles include:
And Novell — almost at the very time the Attachmate announcement was made — launched a beta version of a hosted or on-premise collaboration solution called Vibe, which shows significant promise. In this issue of CRNtech, we are offering this snapshot of collaboration solutions. It’s only a snapshot, really, because the landscape, functionality and features continue to come from developers at breakneck pace.
Is it not fascinating that SAP chose SUSE over Red Hat probably so that it can pay its BFF Microsoft for mythical patents and now it is fighting against Vibe with its own proprietary product? New articles on the subject include:
SAP StreamWork, enterprise edition, leverages proven Novell technology to bridge the gap between people’s demands for easy-to-use, quickly available software and access to enterprise information, and IT’s challenge in delivering enterprise data to cloud applications securely.
ii. SAP’s SaaS product StreamWork app now on Google Apps Marketplace (“The enterprise edition of StreamWork runs on Novell’s SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11,” it says)