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Calzedonia Improves Competitiveness with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP® Applications

Calzedonia Improves Competitiveness with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP®
                                 Applications

Platform now offered to cloud service providers to meet growing customer
demand

PR Newswire

NUREMBERG, Germany, June 18, 2013

NUREMBERG, Germany, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --SUSE® today announced that
the Calzedonia Group, one of Italy's most popular retail chains of intimate
apparel and accessories, has reduced IT operational costs while improving
uptime and performance by using SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for
SAP®Applications. By implementing an open, scalable and trusted SUSE Linux
Enterprise platform, Calzedonia saved over 70 percent on hardware acquisition
and maintenance costs, while also achieving 99.9 percent uptime for its
business-critical SAP applications. Due to its growing popularity, SUSE Linux
Enterprise Server for SAP Applications is now enabled and being offered
on-demand, available for cloud service providers to resell to its customers
through the SUSE Cloud Provider Program.

Calzedonia's previous ERP system struggled to keep up with increasing data
demands and was beginning to hinder its ambitious international growth plans.
Calzedonia replaced it with a comprehensive suite of SAP applications running
on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications and industry-standard
hardware.

"When building our solution, including the SAP ERP application, we wanted to
find a resilient and cost-effective operating system," said Federica Dall'Ora,
IT manager, Calzedonia. "We carried out a rigorous selection process and
finally opted for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, because
it perfectly suited our business needs, with its unique technical features and
SUSE's highly professional and efficient support services."

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications is optimized for SAP
solutions, allowing customers to standardize their SAP applications on a
single, reliable, certified high-performance platform that supports large,
in-memory databases in physical, virtual and cloud environments.

"Without SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, we certainly
wouldnot havebeen able to pursue our international expansion plans, and our
business would not have grown as we wanted," said Dall'Ora.

Strong customer adoption and double-digit growth since its introduction just
over a year ago, has resulted in the expansion of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
for SAP Applications into new distribution channels. For the first time, SUSE
Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications is now enabled for on-demand
consumption and available for SUSE cloud service providers to resell. It joins
other enterprise offerings like the SAP HANA®One service that are designed to
deliver business-critical IT services through on-demand public cloud
infrastructure.

"With SAP HANA One, customers can quickly, easily and affordably perform
real-time analysis, develop and deploy real-time applications and accelerate
transactional processing and operational reporting, with just a few clicks,"
said Sapan Panigrahi, vice president, SAP HANA Cloud Computing, SAP. "We
expect the introduction of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications
through cloud service providers to help advance the deployment of
business-critical production workloads in public cloud infrastructure."

"Companies using SUSE Linux Enterprise Server have been able to consistently
deliver outstanding application uptime and performance—even under full CPU
loads and high memory stress," said Michael Miller, vice president of global
alliances and marketing, SUSE. "Calzedonia's impressive performance and ROI,
and the introduction of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications
through cloud service providers, demonstrate that SUSE is the right choice for
your enterprise, both now and in the future."

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help our customers manage complexity, reduce cost, and confidently deliver
mission-critical services. The lasting relationships we build allow us to
adapt and deliver the smarter innovation they need to succeed—today and
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SOURCE SUSE

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Contact: Vera Schneider, SUSE, Telephone: +49 (0) 211 5631 3801,
vschneider@suse.com, or Adam Novak, PAN Communications, Telephone:
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