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Ubusha meets requirements for Novell Platinum Partner


Ubusha technologies has for 5 year in a row achieved Novell Platinum Partner status. Novell Platinum partner is the most prestigious partner status and the highest recognition Novell Partners can achieve. The program is by invite only and just a small number of Platinum Partners exist in EMEA.

“Partnering is core to every aspect of Novell's business and is critical to our current and future success. Having a partner like Ubusha Technologies achieve Platinum Partner status for the last five years in the Identity and Security Management business is exactly what is required for Novell to deliver essential ISM solutions to our clients.

Through their superior understanding and delivery capabilities of Novell's ISM solutions, Ubusha has continued to address the critical pain points that customers have in achieving regulatory compliance, cost reduction and minimised effort levels in managing users, compliance and risk exposure.” Paul Webel – ISM Business Unit Lead, Novell South Africa


Platinum partners are required to have at least one specialization area. Ubusha has achieved two specialization areas namely:
  • Security and Identity Management - Build comprehensive security and management systems based on identity for your customers' networks. This can include Novell solutions such as Identity Manager, Access Manager, eDirectory, and other related products
  • LinuxMigrate and integrate Linux and related services into your customers' network environment. This can include Novell solutions such as SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, ZENworks Linux Management, and other Linux-related products.
Further, to become a Novell Platinum Partner, the partner must demonstrate capability in your proposed area of specialization by submitting customer references annually that show successful implementations of specialization-related solutions within the previous 12 months.

Partners must also have technical certified personnel on staff for each specialization. Approved certifications must relate to the partner's area of specialization. Ubusha has in each specialization area exeeded the equirements for with some margin making Ubusha the partner in South Africa with the largest certified Novell Identity Management and Linux implementation team.

Lastly, Partners with specializations must also successfully complete sales training related to their area or areas of specialization, including participation in training and passing a related examination. Again Ubusha has twice the number of certified employees assisting our customers in building solutions.


"It is critical for Novell to have specialized Linux partners like Ubusha onboard, building solutions and delivering value to the Novell product portfolio. Novell Datacenter solutions are based on the Linux platform and having a skilled partner like Ubusha deliver these solutions ensures the continued adoption of the Linux Platform in the enterprise. Ubusha are at the frontline with Linux Skill assisting customers in their endeavour to drive costs out of the datacenter with varius initiatives such as Virtualization and Consolidation and Workload Management"
Matthew Lee - Linux Business Unit Lead Novell SA"
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