By: Gerald Pfeifer

November 12, 2013 12:05 pm

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SUSE Goes Distributed Storage

In his SUSECon keynote this morning Nils Brauckmann broke the news: SUSE is entering the distributed storage market. This is something we have been working on for a while. When we launched SUSE Cloud 1.0 in August last year we already included Ceph RADOS as a technology preview. And indeed, tackling distributed storage is […]

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By: Gerald Pfeifer

August 7, 2012 12:59 pm

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Your Opportunity to Shape SUSE Linux Enterprise 12

SUSE created the first Enterprise Linux distribution in 2000, and in 2014 you're going to see the sixth generation of SUSE Linux Enterprise. My team and our colleagues across SUSE are already spending a lot of time and energy preparing for the launch of SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 - working on requirements, packaging, usability, code, […]

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By: Gerald Pfeifer

June 29, 2012 11:50 pm

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OpenStack It Is!

This week has seen Red Hat Summit in Boston, and one message coming out of that loud and clear is a strong validation of OpenStack as the "Linux of Cloud". We are excited to see Red Hat follow our direction and join the OpenStack bandwaggon.  As in many other areas our engineers and […]

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By: Gerald Pfeifer

March 28, 2011 10:10 am

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The demise of the operating system. Film at 11.

A couple of weeks ago a colleague mused whether hardware will become the roadkill of cloud computing and came to the following conclusion: "Yes, server consolidation will continue to take place, but the need for highly available systems with the performance to handle greater workload intelligence will remain. You simply can't have the cloud […]

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By: Gerald Pfeifer

November 11, 2010 4:38 pm

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ext4: Still Not There Yet – And Not Worth It Anyway

When reading Ext4 Within Striking Distance of XFS the other day, I could not help virtually patting Matthias Eckermann, who owns the storage strategy for SUSE Linux Enterprise on my team, and our file system engineers led by Jeff Mahoney on their backs. This is a nice confirmation of us shipping XFS as a supported […]

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By: Gerald Pfeifer

August 23, 2010 4:53 pm

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From Gerald to Larry: One Down, Solaris to Go

So I hear you are killing OpenSolaris. Admittedly it never was all that successful as an Open Source project, unlike the Linux Kernel, Apache, Firefox, GCC, Samba, and hundreds/thousands of others that make up openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise. While I guess I can see your logic, I sympathize with those volunteers who had engaged. […]

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