Announcing SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP5 – One Linux, Limitless Innovation

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With SUSE Linux Enterprise you’re not just using one of the most secure platforms available, you’re joining a community of innovators who are transforming the world.

The next release of SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE), currently available in beta, is optimized to host workloads across the widest range of environments.  Known as having one of the strongest security postures in the world, it is an essential ingredient in a secure infrastructure as businesses build better multi-channel experiences for their customers.

While general availability is in approximately six weeks, the beta is providing a glimpse of many of the key features that the products in the SLE family will offer with 15 SP5.  We’ve grouped them into the following key areas:

Protect all your data

Build secure and compliant infrastructure that safeguards the operation of all your business-critical workloads.

  • Prevent cyberattacks with secure software supply chain
  • Protect data with Confidential Computing (Virtual Machines)
  • Ensure security profiles with highest certifications available.

Run  anywhere

Run your mission-critical workloads from the core to the cloud and to the edge.

  • Increase uptime of services with user space and kernel Live Patching and High Availability
  • Establish a secure, reliable platform across core, cloud and edge architectures
  • Optimized for SAP environments.

Scale endlessly

Build security-hardened cloud-native applications.

  • Leverage scalability everywhere with virtualization and containerization
  • Start easily with security-hardened Base Container Images
  • Ensure greater cloud interoperability.

What’s new In the SUSE Linux Enterprise family of products?

The new service pack for the SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) family of products includes these notable features:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP5
    Designed to help organizations accelerate innovation, gain competitive advantage and improve productivity. SLES is available on x86-64, AArch64, ppc64le, and S390x hardware architectures.

    • Driver refreshes to enable new hardware features, like Confidential Computing
    • Updates from Intel, AMD, Arm, and IBM to enable new chipsets and machines
    • Updated virtualization, containers, High Availability, Desktop, and databases.
    • Updated language support for Python, Rust, and Go.
  • SLES for SAP Applications 15 SP5
    Designed to deliver improved SAP system availability and faster deployment through automation and tooling.

    • Trento, the “day 2” operations manager for HANA and S/4HANA deployments, prevents downtimes of an SAP landscape through proactive checks and monitoring
    • Saptune tunes an SAP host for SAP workloads
    • Intel performance counter package allows additional monitoring of Intel hardware and memory to help diagnose performance problems.
  • SLE Desktop & SLE Workstation Extension 15 SP5
    A complete desktop solution that provides office productivity, web, collaboration, and development capabilities.

    • Updates to the Gnome desktop environment
    • Enhancements of several stacks, including libQT, Bluetooth, and Audio
    • Improved interoperability.
  • SLE Live Patching 15 SP5
    Cutting-edge technology that improves business continuity and saves costs by reducing downtimes, increasing service availability, and enhancing security and compliance.

    • User land live patching has improved integration and flexibility, reducing the need for reboots even further.
  • SLE Base Container Images
    Freely available images and templates for building OS-based and language-based containers.

    • Base, minimal, micro images
    • Go, Node.js, Python, OpenJDK, Ruby, .NET, PHP, Rust images
    • Podman 4.4
  • SLE High Performance Computing 15 SP5
    A highly scalable, high-performance operating system designed to utilize the power of parallel computing for modeling, simulation and advanced analytics workloads.

    • Updated tools and libraries to latest levels
    • Addition of Warewulf4 for cluster provisioning
    • Popular HPC tools are separately packaged and supported.
  • SLE Real Time 15 SP5
    Specifically engineered to reduce latency, increase predictability, and improve the reliability of time-sensitive, mission-critical applications.

    • Updated kernel strengthens reliability with process and task prioritization
    • IoT and automotive enablement, increasing predictability of critical business process response times through real time scheduler classification and hierarchical priority schema
    • Identify and resolve bottlenecks in the system through deterministic results for applications and processes.

Summary

SLE 15 SP5 addresses your IT transformation challenges with one of the most secure OS platforms available today in support of your business-critical workloads.

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Thanks for reading!  I will have much more to share over the next couple of months as we get closer to general availability and SUSECON in late June.

Jeff Reser

SUSE

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