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Top data center stories: Attachmate buys Novell

The fifth top data center story of 2010 details the ramifications of Attachmate's buyout of Novell.


#5: Attachmate buys Novell...now what?

In November 2010, mainframe connectivity vendor Attachmate bought the floundering Novell, Inc. But that news seems to have raised more questions than it answered. A half dozen Novell customers and partners contacted for comment all were amazed to hear the name of the acquiring party. “Who?” they all asked. Some with expletives added. Novell users remain in limbo, including millions of Netware users.


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This was last published in December 2010

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