At last week’s Linux World conference, it was announced by IBM and Novell that WAS CE will be included in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES).  WAS CE is the WebSphere Application Server Community Edition and v2.0 will have standards-based Java EE 5 certification.  As part of this bundling, Novell will provide support for this application server for customers.

Who cares?  Why does this matter?

Simply put, it means that SLES includes a fully-certified enterprise java application server out-of-the-box. This is an alternative to JBoss, and with the tools that IBM’s developing for JBoss to WAS CE migration -it provides an interesting alternative to customers worldwide.  Since SLES includes a viable alternative to JBoss, that’s added value for you – our customers.  Whoo-hoo!

Can you run JBoss on SLES?  Yes, of course.  However, here’s an alternative choice which may prove better for your bottomline…

Read the full press release here and more about WAS CE here.