There are still some IT people who are questioning whether Linux is ready for the mission critical data center applications you run your business on.  Some also have questioned whether Xen virtualization is “ready for prime time” (although it’s been fully supported and included with SLES 10 since July 2006).  The answer is an emphatic YES!

Novell just made an announcement concerning SAP running on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 using Xen that should help emphasize this fact.

“Jointly tested by Novell and SAP, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server with Xen met or exceeded SAP’s stringent performance requirements for SAP applications in a virtualized environment. Virtualization of the IT infrastructure for SAP deployments can result in enormous advantages for businesses, such as consolidation of workloads onto fewer servers for reduced capital and management costs.”

Read the press release.

Check out the Novell SAP home page.