As I reported in a recent post one of the recurring questions is what of the NetIQ and
Novell products that many have said would fit in the same solution
portfolio. Well, as many observed including tweeter: @novellpartner: Quite a number of the Novell products appear on the NetIQ website. What does that mean?

Today NetIQ officially announced it will add the complete portfolio of Novell identity and security solutions and selected Novell data center solutions to the NetIQ business unit solution portfolio. The combination of these technologies into one business unit deepens the NetIQ focus on identity, security and compliance management, IT operations management, virtualization and cloud computing.

To quote NetIQ’s Jay Gardner “By combining the NetIQ portfolio with complementary Novell identity, security and data center management solutions, we are furthering our mission to better secure and manage our customers’ heterogeneous IT environments, whether they are deploying solutions on physical systems, virtual systems or in public/private clouds. The NetIQ mission remains helping our customers reduce cost, complexity and risk associated with IT service delivery. We will continue to promote the value of our solutions, demonstrate our exceptional customer service and technical expertise, and be easy to do business with so that customers can achieve these objectives.”

The VAR Guy also shared his ‘spin’ on the news earlier today: “There are some key growth opportunities in this business unit.” something we all recognize here and as @garyardito put it, we are all “excited to be a part of it

The other news from NetIQ was the official introduction of the the new leadership team. “The team of leaders we’ve assembled will align the NetIQ and Novell identity, security and data center management product lines, strategy and road-maps in order to carry out our mission to help ensure the success of our customers on a global scale.” noted Jay

With headquarters in Houston, Texas, the new NetIQ management team comprises a set of leaders from both the heritage NetIQ and Novell business units. “Jay Gardner and his management team are exceptional,” said Jeff Hawn. “I have full confidence that
together, they will design and execute the future of our NetIQ business
unit and its products in a way that best supports our customers and
encourages long-term loyalty to the brand.”

The team and their roles are:

  • Jay Gardner, President and General Manager
  • Ron Hardy, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing
  • Somesh Singh, Vice President of Engineering
  • Ron Milton, Vice President of Customer Value Realization
  • Bill Koehl, Vice President Sales – North America
  • Ton Musters, Vice President of Sales – EMEA
  • John Delk, Vice President, Client Executives – North America, Global Alliances and Americas Partner Organization

The Novell product lines now operating under the NetIQ business unit include:

So what is next? I think John Delk summed it up nicely last week: “There is much to work
through, and for now, it is business as usual for all business units of
The Attachmate Group. Keep watching the website for more updated information as it becomes available.”

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David Shephard
May 18, 2011
1:45 pm
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