Going to Google Next? Yes, SUSE will be there!

Thursday, 7 March, 2019

Are you headed to Google Next in San Francisco this April? Consider yourself invited to the SUSE exhibit in booth S1757. Come see how SUSE, the open, open source company provides the foundation for business innovation on Google Cloud Platform.

What to expect:

  • First of all, we’ll be highlighting our open source foundation for SAP S/4 HANA, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)
  • Also, we’ll be demonstrating and our Cloud Application Platform on Google Kubernetes Engine

 

All running on Google Cloud Platform!

Additionally, SUSE presents in the Cloud Theater

Hear about how SAP uses open source technology and how SUSE makes open source technology enterprise ready. This is why SUSE is the foundation for over 90% of S/4 HANA customers.

Exciting times for SUSE and Google

  • Our business together is expanding!
  • SUSE is joining Google Technology Partner Program
  • SUSE continues to add technologies to the Google Cloud Marketplace
  • Google will present in the SUSE Theater at SAPPHIRE in May

 

 

Our partnership grows stronger everyday.

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UTF8 issue on Google Compute serial console

Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

While trying to use Yast in the Google Compute serial console you will likely notice a UTF8 issue. This will cause the boarders to be drawn with letters instead of dashed lines. In some menus this can be very difficult to read. While the issue has been reported, I wanted to point to a simple solution. Typing ‘export NCURSES_NO_UTF8_ACS=1’ into the bash cli, will fix the format of the Yast menu.

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Examine Public Cloud: SAP HANA on SUSE runs on AWS, MS Azure, and Google Cloud Engine!

Thursday, 24 August, 2017

The conversation around public cloud adoption has significantly matured in recent years. More and more enterprise customers are realizing the benefits of moving their core business applications to the cloud. Companies that move further into the cloud are finding new ways – both inwards- and outward-facing – to innovate, such as by producing better user experience and mobile solutions for a happier and more productive workforce as well as delivering innovative new applications and services for a global audience

It’s only natural that the leading public cloud providers would turn their eye to your SAP landscape – and begin the arms race necessary to win yours over.  AWS (Amazon Web Services) offers a wide selection of and largest memory size of SAP certified on-demand / IaaS infrastructure for SAP HANA.  2016, SAP and Microsoft were certifying SAP’s HANA in-memory database to run development, test and production workloads on Microsoft’s Azure public cloud, including SAP S/4HANA. Since then Microsoft and AWS have been competing on price and performance. One year later, SAPPHIRE 2017, it was announced that Google provides SAP customers and partners with SAP-certified cloud infrastructure to run SAP HANA. With three excellent options in the public cloud space, you are now spoilt for choice.

Before you move your SAP applications to the public cloud, there are a couple of questions you should ask:

  • Are you ready for the cloud?
  • What’s is your true velocity?
  • What’s your view on hybrid cloud?

Examine public cloud for your SAP applications! Download the full SAP Insider article by Eamonn Coleman, Senior Marketing Manager Public Cloud @ SUSE

Whichever you choose, you’ll find that SUSE Linux Enterprise for SAP Applications, the leading operating system for SAP landscapes, is available on-demand across all three public cloud platforms: AWS, Microsoft Azure, and the Google Compute Engine. SUSE solutions for SAP applications will enable customers to achieve the level of reliability, availability, and security you are used to with on premise but in a scalable cloud infrastructure.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications Available on Google Cloud Platform to Help Enterprises be More Agile and Efficient

Tuesday, 11 July, 2017

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications is now available as the operating system for SAP solutions on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Customers can now leverage high performance virtual machines with proven price/performance advantages for SAP HANA workloads on GCP powered by SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications. It is the first supported Linux for SAP HANA on Google Cloud. SAP solutions running on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications via GCP help enterprise customers be more agile and reduce operating costs as they only pay for what they use, deploying business-critical applications more quickly and efficiently.

“SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications on GCP highlights a key benefit of the operating system – customers saving time, effort and budget as they implement SAP landscapes, including on premise and now on demand,” said Naji Almahmoud, vice president of Global Alliances for SUSE. “SUSE software-defined infrastructure solutions enable customers to meet the changing demands of the digital economy, and support for Google Cloud Platform gives businesses flexibility to choose the deployment method that meets their needs with the leading Linux for SAP HANA and SAP S/4HANA.”

Brenton O’Callaghan, regional vice president, Bluefin North America, said, “Bluefin Solutions believes the capability to run SAP on the Google Cloud Platform is going to drive innovation and disruption that will benefit enterprise customers for years to come. As a SUSE partner and one of the only service providers in the world to have experience running SAP on the three major public cloud providers, we believe there is no better time for enterprise customers to build public cloud into their digital roadmap. We’re excited to work with SUSE and Google moving forward.”

With the addition of Google Cloud Platform, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications is now available on three major public cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. For more information about SAP HANA, Google Cloud Platform and SUSE®, visit cloud.google.com/sap/saphana and www.suse.com/google.

About SUSE

SUSE, a pioneer in open source software, provides reliable, interoperable Linux, cloud infrastructure and storage solutions that give enterprises greater control and flexibility. More than 20 years of engineering excellence, exceptional service and an unrivaled partner ecosystem power the products and support that 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 tomorrow. For more information, visit www.suse.com.

Copyright 2017 SUSE LLC. All rights reserved. SUSE and the SUSE logo are registered trademarks of SUSE LLC in the United States and other countries. All third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Meet SUSE at Google Next 2017

Monday, 6 March, 2017

The SUSE Public Cloud team is all set for an exciting week at Booth C4 of Partner Playground of Google Next 2017! Join us as Google takes over the Moscone Center and learn how the Google Cloud Platform is accelerating innovation by taking the power of what cloud can already do — and enabling your imagination to drive what’s next.

Learn about SUSE Enterprise Linux Server on the Google Cloud Platform and engage with leading Linux and Cloud architects to understand how the modern enterprise is benefiting from the latest in cloud technology powered by Google. Build and engage with SUSE and Google this week at an event rich with imagination and ideas ready to be developed and launched on Google.

Use this link to schedule a meeting with SUSE to learn how we’re partnering with Google and ask us about how you can:

  • Easily deploy SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on the Google Cloud Launcher which offers ready-to-go development stacks, solutions, and services to accelerate development. Spend less time installing; more time developing.
  • Containerize your cloud deployments and just code by building your apps on Google Cloud Platform
  • Achieve powerful performance for big data and analytics workloads

Get Started wth SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on Google Today!

Schedule a Meeting with SUSE at Google Next: http://bit.ly/2mvszIK

Google Analytics adopts Privacy Shield

Thursday, 29 September, 2016

This means SUSE can use Google Analytics(GA) on all web site content without fear of infringing on the Privacy Shield agreement between the US and the EU.

We currently use GA to help improve the path to the most wanted content on our sites. These include:

  • Trial Downloads
  • Product information
  • Documentation
  • Communities

We care about user privacy and we are happy that Google moved in a direction that allows us to continue to provide great user experience and protect the privacy of our visitors.

Below is the official announcement from Google.

Google Analytics adopts Privacy Shield
 
August 29, 2016
 
Today, we’re glad to announce that we have self-certified our adherence to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework.
 
The Privacy Shield establishes a new framework for transfers of personal data from Europe to the United States. It is a significant milestone for the protection of Europeans’ personal data, legal certainty of transatlantic businesses, and trust in the digital economy.
 
From now on, Google has committed to applying the Privacy Shield’s principles and safeguards to EU-U.S. transfers of personal data, by default. No action is required on our customers’ part. Google’s certificate will soon be accessible here.

https://analytics.googleblog.com/2016/08/google-analytics-adopts-privacy-shield.html

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Now Available on Google Compute Engine

Thursday, 3 April, 2014

SUSE today announced the general availability of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on Google Compute Engine for all machine instance types. It provides the performance, reliability, security and scalability that development teams and IT operations groups require when moving to the cloud.

“Today’s enterprise users demand performance, scale, flexibility and security in order to run their applications,” said Chris Rimer, head of Global Partners for Google. “Now with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server generally available for Google Compute Engine, customers have the ability to consume SUSE on a pay-per-minute basis. By working with SUSE, we are able to offer customers a powerful and consistent open source experience with Google Cloud Platform and Compute Engine.”

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server delivers a consistent user experience, running on Google Compute Engine as if it were running on site. Working together, SUSE and Google have ensured that SUSE Linux Enterprise Server instances deliver the same enterprise features and receive the same patches, security updates and performance enhancements. This consistency of experience helps developers and IT operations feel confident in both deploying applications from the data center to Google Compute Engine or taking newly developed applications from Google Compute Engine and moving to an on-premise physical, virtual or private cloud environment.

Michael Miller, SUSE vice president of global alliances and marketing, said, “As the pace of change increases within the enterprise, development and IT operations are looking for reliable, scalable and high-performing cloud solutions to meet their needs. This partnership between Google and SUSE enables our joint customers to easily take advantage of a proven enterprise Linux operating platform and cloud infrastructure for the development of new workloads or to run one of the 10,000 applications that are certified on SUSE Linux Enterprise.”

The SUSE Public Cloud program makes it easy for cloud service providers to offer differentiated services to customers. Many of today’s top global cloud providers offer SUSE Linux Enterprise Server to help organizations deliver mission-critical IT services efficiently and cost effectively in cloud environments. In addition to Google, cloud providers participating in the SUSE Public Cloud program include 1&1, Amazon Web Services, Fujitsu, HP, Microsoft Azure, SGI, SHI, Tenzing, T-Systems, VMware and Vodacom Business.

For more information about SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on Google Compute Engine, visit www.suse.com/partners/cloud-service-providers/cloud-pavilion/#google and cloud.google.com/products/compute-engine.

About SUSE
SUSE, a pioneer in open source software, provides reliable, interoperable Linux and cloud infrastructure solutions that give enterprises greater control and flexibility. More than 20 years of engineering excellence, exceptional service and an unrivaled partner ecosystem power the products and support that 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 tomorrow. For more information, visit www.suse.com.

Copyright 2014 SUSE LLC. All rights reserved. SUSE and the SUSE logo are registered trademarks of SUSE LLC in the United States and other countries. All third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

 

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SUSE Extends the Smart Innovation of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server to Google Compute Engine

Wednesday, 4 December, 2013

Google Compute Engine’s general availability confirms what public cloud users have known for a long time: that Google is ready to take its cloud computing expertise to the next level for customers looking for a solid public cloud option from an innovative organization that knows a thing or two about running a massively scalable infrastructure.

We are happy to partner with Google to bring SUSE Linux Enterprise Server to Google Compute Engine for all machine instance types. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on Google Compute Engine brings the performance, reliability, security and scalability that development teams and IT operations groups require when moving to the cloud.

We deliver on these needs through our commitment to smart innovation. Smart innovation has always been the driving vision behind the development of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.  Now Google Cloud users can benefit, too, through the integration of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server with Google Compute Engine.

It all starts with our forward-looking development model. This model enables SUSE to offer the latest features and performance enhancements, support the latest hardware and deliver enterprise reliability and application compatibility. One manifestation of our approach is that SUSE was the first enterprise Linux distribution to use the latest Linux kernel, 3.0. This improves the performance of compute and I/O intensive workloads while taking advantage of the latest hardware RAS capabilities.

Smart innovation builds on our heritage as the provider of the original enterprise Linux distribution. One of our key focus areas from the beginning, that has only escalated in importance, is the delivery of the most scalable operating system possible. Using SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on Google Compute Engine gives users access to an operating system that is certified with 4,096 logical CPUs and 64 TiB of RAM and contains the OFED Stack for low-latency, inter-machine communication.  SUSE Linux Enterprise Server also ships with the XFS file system and Btrfs, a resilient file system with improved scalability and data integrity.

While we like to tout our smart innovation, in the end it is about helping our customers and partners innovate.  That is the ultimate goal of our partnership with Google.  It is why more than 1,500 ISVs have certified over 10,000 applications on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and why we include a comprehensive software developer kit (SDK) as part of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.  The SDK delivers versioning tools (git, subversion), Perl, PHP, Python and Ruby on Rails.  And to simplify the deployment, configuration and administration of your workloads, we also include an integrated suite of management tools (YaST, AutoYaST, Zypp, and a small footprint CIM broker).

Whether developing new applications or bringing existing workloads, this is just some of the smart innovation that SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on Google Compute Engine offers you.

Twenty-four Google Summer of Code Student Projects to Create Code for Go OpenOffice, Mono and openSUSE

Thursday, 30 April, 2009

Novell today announced that three of its sponsored open source initiatives are participating in the Google Summer of Code™, hosting a total of 24 student projects. The students with accepted projects will be mentored by Novell employees and community contributors with the openSUSE and Mono projects, which have participated in previous Google Summer of Code events, and Go OpenOffice (go-oo.org).

Working with mentors, the students will learn how to work with open source projects and gain software development experience creating code during their academic summer vacation. This year’s students will work on projects that include synchronizing openSUSE with mobile devices, developing a database designer add-in for MonoDevelop, and improving OpenOffice Writer’s document comparison functionality.

The 24 projects were selected from more than 100 proposals submitted by students around the world. Proposals were then vetted and ranked by participating mentors for the openSUSE Project, Mono Project, and Go OpenOffice, respectively.

Novell views the Google Summer of Code as an extremely valuable effort to expose students to open source development projects, cultivate new developers, and create valuable code for the open source ecosystem. For more information on Google Summer of Code and accepted student projects, visit: https://google-melange.appspot.com/archive/gsoc/2009.

To learn more about Novell sponsored and supported open source projects, visit: http://www.novell.com/linux/opensource/.

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openSUSE Joins Google Summer of Code

Tuesday, 13 May, 2008

The openSUSE® project today announced it has 10 projects being funded through the Google Summer of Code this year. Through Google Summer of Code, openSUSE will be working with students from around the world to develop new code and improve existing projects. Google Summer of Code offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source projects to inspire young developers to begin participating in open source development and to help open source projects identify and bring in new developers.

“I’m very pleased that Google has chosen to provide us with 10 slots in the Summer of Code program,” said Joe “Zonker” Brockmeier, openSUSE community manager. “It’s a great program that allows community projects to develop new features or applications, and more important, to provide a way for new contributors to learn how to work with open source projects. We not only get valuable code, but we are also able to work closely with the next generation of contributors.”

According to Brockmeier, interest was high as the openSUSE project received more than 50 applications for its 10 allocated slots, and he is confident the students they’re working with will be valuable contributors in the long run.

The projects funded by Google include:

  • LTSP GUI management for openSUSE; by Jan Weber, mentored by Jigish Gohil
  • Interactive crash analysis; by Nikolay Derkach, mentored by Jan Blunck
  • Face-based authentication; by Rohan Anil, mentored by Alex Lau Chun Yin
  • Grub4ext4: enable ext4 file system as boot partition; by PengTao, mentored by Coly Li
  • New approach for (RPM) packages creation; by Andrei Oprisan, mentored by Stanislav Brabec
  • Libzypp download failover; by Gerard Farràs i Ballabriga, mentored by Peter Poeml
  • GNOME Build Service client for openSUSE; by Mario Đanić, mentored by Rodrigo Moya
  • Integration of OpenID Consumer to Build Service; by Hameedullah Khan, mentored by Cornelius Schumacher
  • Migration assistant reloaded; by Peter Libič, mentored by Pavol Rusnak
  • Build Service-Eclipse integration; by Long Hong, mentored by Michal Marek

Google Summer of Code has funded more than 1,500 students and 2,000 mentors from 90 countries over the past three years. This year the project is funding 1,125 students with 175 open source projects, including openSUSE. For more information on openSUSE’s activities in Google Summer of Code, visit http://code.google.com/soc/2008/suse/about.html.

OpenSUSE is a community distribution sponsored by Novell to promote the use of Linux* everywhere. OpenSUSE delivers everything Linux developers and enthusiasts need to get started with Linux. Hosted at www.opensuse.org, the project features easy access to builds and releases. It also offers extensive community development programs for open access to the development process used to create SUSE® Linux Enterprise.

About Novell

Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) delivers the best engineered, most interoperable Linux platform and a portfolio of integrated IT management software that helps customers around the world reduce cost, complexity and risk. With our infrastructure software and ecosystem of partnerships, Novell harmoniously integrates mixed IT environments, allowing people and technology to work as one. For more information, visit www.novell.com.

Novell, openSUSE and SUSE are registered trademarks of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries. *Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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