Probably the reason it's Linux business is not going well...
Is due to their SLES product being crap. (unfortunately)
Having recently performed a multi week trial of SLES 11 for a cloud computing outfit setting up shop, SLES 11 failed miserably.
One of the shipped init scripts (!) even had an incorrect path to the binary it was supposed to launch (which it shipped with), so it *was not possible* for that init script to function. (had to hand edit them myself)
Quality control at Novell/SLES seems to have really taken a (really steep) nosedive since the days of SLES 8/9, when it was a decent product. Pity.