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Enabling Enterprise Linux

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Agenda

Novell


Ximian overview

Ximian background

Enterprise Linux management challenges

Enterprise Linux desktop challenges

Ximian management and desktop solutions

Customers and partners

Pricing

The Mono Project

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Novell Ximian Services Overview


Launch Novell as recognized player in Linux, open source
technology and services


Leverage proven, dedicated team of Linux developers and
open source leaders


Deliver integrated Red Carpet / ZENworks offering
-

the
leader in Linux management, configuration and
distribution for servers and desktops


Build on combination of the Mono project and exteNd
-

the
most comprehensive and broadest web services
environment on the market


Leverage Ximian as entry vehicle into service based
management of Linux desktops and servers


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The Novell Product Stack

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Ximian Company Background

Founded:

October 1999

Funded:

Charles River, Battery Ventures

Employees:

75

Products:

Red Carpet Enterprise (software management)


Ximian Desktop 2 (complete Linux desktop)


Ximian Evolution (groupware suite)


Ximian Connector (MS Exchange interoperability)

Installed Base:

1.5 million users

Partners:

IBM GS, SUSE

Customers:

IBM Watson, IBM GS, Cisco, Motorola


France Telecom, Amerada Hess, Lycos


Juniper, Met Office, Rackspace, SuSE, Siemens

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Ximian Mission

Enable enterprise customers to deploy
and manage Linux desktops and
servers.

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A Large and Rapidly Growing Market

Server



install
ed base CAGR
21%



35% installed
base share

by ‘06


Desktop



installed base
CAGR 44%



Linux desktop run
rate

exceeds Mac



10% new unit
share by ’06



7% installed base
share by

‘06


Source:

IDC, July 2002. Installed base units include revenue and free units, but exclude
“multiple deployments”, such as internal copying, mirrored web download sites, etc.

00

01

02

03

Year

0

10

20

30


Linux Installed Base (MM)

= desktop

= server

04

05

2.3

4.4

6.4

9.5

13.9

19.7

3.2

3.7

4.3

5.1

6.7

8.3

40

06

27.8

9.9

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Linux Adoption:

From the Edge of the Enterprise In

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Linux Servers Deployment Challenges:

Support and Management Costs

Barriers to lowering TCO


frequent revision of Linux, open source software


past grassroots, decentralized adoption


perceived lack of enterprise management tools (IDC, 2002)


costly and complex manual solutions


Linux administrative overhead impacts IT budgets

Solution requirements


easy to use administrative interface


power tools to dramatically improve administrator
productivity


direct integration to Red Hat, SUSE and other OS vendor
updates


Out
-
of
-
the
-
box, behind the firewall management functionality


powerful software dependency resolution technology

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Ximian Solution: Red Carpet Enterprise

Red Carpet Enterprise

Centralized Software Management

End User Desktops and
Workstations

Web, Print, File, Database
and Other Servers


Secure, scalable
deployment behind the
firewall


Intuitive installation


Complete web
-
based
administration


Scriptable command
-
line
interface


On
-
demand or scheduled
updating


Powerful conflict
resolution technology


Customizable software
library


Strong integration with
Red Hat, SUSE Linux
updates

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Red Carpet Enterprise System
Architecture

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Red Carpet Enterprise Security

HTTPS


Runs entirely within
company’s network


All communications
between systems and
RCE servers are secured


All packages digitally
signed

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Red Carpet Daemon


Roll back


Allows recovery of
previously installed
software and associated
configuration files


Lock down


Provides control of
packages that should be
excluded from
installation

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Red Carpet Mirror

Red Carpet

Server

Red Carpet

Mirror

Red Hat
Network

SUSE YaST

Ximian Linux

SW Repository

Firewall

HTTPS


Gets regular updates of Linux and Ximian software


Accesses RH Network, SUSE YaST online upgrades


Keeps Red Carpet Enterprise server updated with new
software

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Web Administration Console


Easy to use


Task
-
based


Access from MS Internet
Explorer 6 or Mozilla
browsers


Scriptable, feature
-

equivalent command line
interface also available

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Why Deploy Linux Clients?

Enterprise Objectives

Control


multiple vendor strategy


flexibility, standards


strategic independence


anti
-
Microsoft sentiment

Cost


reduced software licensing costs (up to 80%)


reduced maintenance and support cost (fewer viruses,
enhanced security, better stability)


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Customer Requirements and Challenges

Lower the Cost of Ownership, Switching

Application availability


address core productivity application needs

Usability


learnability


familiarity for Windows users


desktop integration and consistency

Interoperability


file formats


messaging and collaboration systems


network protocols and file systems

Manageability


deploy and manage software and security updates


administer and lockdown Linux clients


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Today’s Linux Desktop Segments

Segments

Usage

Description

Problems and Issues



Engineering desktop


R&D, IT


Connectivity, interoperability with corporate
systems (“Two PC Problem”)


Transition from UNIX



“Business
appliance”
(transactional
desktop)


Terminals, CRM, retail, shop
floor, replicated site, etc.


Cost of ownership (up to one half of MS customers
balked at new licensing
1
)


Frustration w/ MS relationship (70% of F1000 CIOs
interviewed considering Linux on desktop
2
)


Security


International
desktop


Mandated open source
adoption (EU, LA, AP)


Cost of software, ownership


Control, principles of state


General purpose
desktop



General knowledge workers;
consumers


Broad application availability


Training


Hardware, device support.

Source:

1. Giga, Gartner 2002; 2. Ximian CIO Interviews, 2002

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Desktop Solution: Ximian Desktop 2

Breakthrough usability

Complete desktop productivity

Tightly integrated

Interoperable and compatible

Lower cost of ownership

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Breakthrough Usability

Fast and easy printing


printer auto
-
detection
(CUPS)


printer setup wizard


print queue

Consistent look and feel across
applications

New “Industrial” theme

One
-
stop Control Center

Drag
-
and
-
drop CD burning

Internationalization (Pango)
support


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Complete Productivity

Office documents


Ximian Edition
OpenOffice.org

E
-
mail and information mgt


Ximian Evolution 1.4

Web browser and plug
-
ins


Galeon (Mozilla)


Acrobat Reader, Real
Player, Flash, J2RE

Built
-
in software updating


Red Carpet 2.0

Bundled Agfa fonts

Instant messaging, chat,
graphics and more

* Professional Edition only

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Tightly Integrated


Common look and feel across
applications


One
-
click integration
between OpenOffice,
Evolution and Galeon


My Computer


Consistent navigation of files,
networks and devices



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Default MS Office file
formats in OpenOffice


Network Neighborhood
support


Windows (Samba) and NFS
shares


Communications standards


IMAP, POP, SMTP, etc.


Optional Ximian Connector
for Microsoft Exchange


Windows Environment Interoperability

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Minimizing Training and Support Costs

Management

Integrated

Interoperability


MS Office file format support, messaging
standards, Exchange interoperability, support
for Windows/NFS networks.


Full suite of productivity applications, one
-
click
integration between OpenOffice, Evolution and
Galeon, My Computer system and network
navigation.


Built
-
in client for software updating, integrates
with Red Carpet Enterprise software management

Familiarity


Familiar interface, application look and feel,
Windows keyboard shortcuts, printing setup and
interface, standard browser plug
-
ins, professional
fonts .

Ximian Desktop Value Proposition

Lower Support and Training Costs

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Minimizing Training and Support Costs

Powerful and
customizable


Software channels and group profiles customizable
“out of the box”, scriptable command line
interface.


Integrates with Red Hat Network, SuSE YaST
systems for enterprise Linux software updates.


Unsurpassed RPM dependency detection
and resolution algorithm.


30 minute installation, behind the firewall
deployment, intuitive web management console,
single solution for servers & desktops.

Ximian Software Management Value
Proposition


Ease of

deployment

Software
dependency
resolution

Integrated

management

Eliminate Complex Processes, Reduce Mgt Costs


Enterprise and service provider, broad OS
support, multi
-
organizational support, no lock
-
in
strategy

Flexible

architecture

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Case Study: Cisco Systems


Site license Ximian Evolution, Connector.


Site license Ximian Desktop 2.


Site license RCE to manage 2,000 servers.


Service and support contract with IGS.

Solution:


Common Red Hat, Solaris desktop UI.


Integrated calendaring with Exchange 2000


Tools to manage complex Linux software.


Global support and training

Needs:


Linux desktop & server migration from UNIX.


Desktop messaging integration.


Desktop and server management for over 10,000
systems.

Problem:

Enterprise Linux Management and Support

(a Joint IBM/Ximian Win)

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Case Study: IBM Global Services Hosting


Red Carpet Enterprise installed in one data
center for initial customer.


Possible enterprise
-
wide deployment in discussions
currently.

Solution:


Easily installed and administered management
system.


Support multiple data centers and administrators.


Enable redeployment of IT staff and reduce
overall support cost.

Needs:


Providing patch management services to hosted
customer servers.


Complex, expensive manual process to date.


Looking to develop internal tools.

Problem:

Software

Management for Hosted Systems

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Case Study: Amerada Hess


Red Carpet Enterprise installation and deployment.


Reduced personnel costs by 75% with junior IT staff.

Solution:


Easy to use management system with support for multiple
administrators.


Secure, behind the firewall deployment.


Ability to distribute custom Linux packages, internal
applications.


Advanced conflict resolution capabilities.

Needs:


Using Linux server cluster with over 300 systems.


Supporting custom geological exploration application,
customized Red Hat OS.


System management and maintenance requiring senior,
expensive IT personnel.

Problem:

Lower

TCO for Linux Server Cluster

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Case Study: Met Office


Deployed Red Carpet Enterprise.


Purchased Ximian Connector for Microsoft
Exchange.

Solution:


Enable centralized management of new desktop
deployments.


Integrate Linux users with Exchange 2000
standard.

Needs:


Moving 400 UNIX X terminals to Linux.


800 Windows PC users already in place.


Microsoft Exchange 2000 for collaboration.


Integrating, managing Linux users.

Problem:

Managed

Linux Desktop Solution

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Case Study: Lower Saxony Police


Ximian delivered new Ximian Evolution version
with Kerberos 5 support in March for timely roll
-
out.

Solution:


Robust, familiar email client with Kerberos 5
support.


Support road map for long
-
term integration with
Exchange 2000, group scheduling.

Needs:


Moving 12,000 UNIX desktops to SuSE Linux.


Move driven by new system purchase and lower
cost of ownership drive.


Security and ease of use a requirement.

Problem:

UNIX
to

Linux Desktop Migration

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Other Ximian Customers

Lycos


Red Carpet Enterprise initial deployment
to manage hundreds of web and other
Lycos portal servers running Red Hat
Linux.

Zumiez


Deployed customized Ximian Desktop for
“management workstations” in 90 retail
locations nationwide.

City of

Largo, FL


Using Ximian Evolution with 900 municipal
employees as part of open source, Linux
thin client solution.

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High Impact Partners

HP

Sun

SUSE


Reseller partner for Red Carpet Enterprise.


Offering XD2 to SuSE Linux Desktop
customers.


Jointly deliver Connector for SuSE Linux
OpenExchange.


Largest NRE partner to date, including
GNOME 2 for Solaris, Ximian Connector for
Sun ONE family of collaboration servers.


Delivered GNOME for HP
-
UX, providing
level III support.

IBM


Reseller agreement for entire Ximian
product line.


Ximian customer.

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Pricing

Management products


Red Carpet Enterprise


$2,500 for Red Carpet Server


$200 per managed system, with volume discounts


optional Red Carpet Library annual subscription

Desktop products


Ximian Connector for Microsoft Exchange


$69 for single seat


Ximian Desktop 2.0


$99 (open source version made widely available)

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Mono Project Summary

Develop on Windows, Deploy on Linux

An open source implementation of .NET


multi
-
language runtime


binary compatible


compiler suite (C#, VB.NET, JScript)


compatible with third
-
party .NET compilers.


based on the ECMA/ISO standards

Large and growing developer community


core Ximian team


150 external contributors


has gone beyond the normal framework


initial focus on server (ASP.NET) opportunities

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Mono Components

.NET virtual machine


just
-
in
-
time compilation


ahead
-
of
-
time compilation


advanced compiler optimizations

Class libraries


.NET compatible


Unix specific

Development tools


C# compilers

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Mono


A Quick History

Rationale for Ximian


dramatically improve developer productivity (based on
GNOME, Evolution experience)


enable Linux/UNIX interoperability for emerging .NET
applications and environments

Milestones


Project launched



July, 2001


Self
-
hosting on Linux


January, 2002


ASP.NET, ADO.NET demonstrable

July, 2002


First ISV offerings



December, 2002


Ximian NRE projects


June, 2003


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Mono Community

Ximian



provides leadership


addresses long
-
term projects


Handles complex tasks that require full time focus

Community


has build most of the class libraries


easy to split and divide work


works with the existing specification


very much a worldwide effort

Best software practices

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Mono Licensing

C# compiler

CLR

Class Libraries

Mono .NET Framework

GPL

LGPL or

commercial

X11

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Mono Today

A mature implementation


works on Linux, Unix and Windows


self
-
hosting for 18 months


C# compiler written in C#


things moving fast

Binary compatibility high in priority list

Initial commercial offerings underway


OpenLink Software: Virtuoso db application server


Tipic: Tipic Instant Messaging Platform


Winfessor: Jabber SDK


SourceGear: SourceGear Vault

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Summary: The Ximian Opportunity

Proven open source desktop leadership

Unique collaboration, management products

Large and growing installed base

Quickly ramping corporate customer pipeline

Strategic partnerships in place