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Digital Transformation is all around us. Is your infrastructure ready?


451 Research states that “Enabling digital transformation in terms of agility, analytics, and customer-centricity requires a technological shift.” How are forward thinking IT organizations accomplishing this? By utilizing software-defined infrastructure, providing faster access to resources, enabling development, test, and operations teams to adopt DevOps methodologies, and delivering new applications to market faster while improving application lifecycle management.

But with so many options, how do you know what’s right for you?  Does your data need a public or private cloud?  In need of DevOps to bridge agile collaboration between your development and operations staff?  Perhaps you need containers to help your applications deploy quickly, reliably, and consistently regardless of deployment environment.  Or maybe it’s CaaS or IaaS to assist with building, shipping and running applications from anywhere?  Technology is changing and regardless of your need, SUSE offers solutions to help transform your data center—all with greater agility, stability, and reduced costs to the business.

Hoping to learn more?  Add these sessions to your SUSECON 2017 schedule to get a closer look at not only the technology behind the solutions, but also the chance to hear from actual customers that have migrated their systems with amazing results.  Not attending SUSECON this year?  No worries.  All sessions will be recorded and made available via the SUSE YouTube channel for playback.

CAS118766 – Academy Sports Scores with SUSE Manager

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Friday, Sep 29, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Shawn Miller, Academy Sports

Jason Krohn, Sales Engineer, SUSE

“Three years ago, Academy Sports first implemented SUSE Manager 2.1 to manage the patching process on their approximately 200 SLE-based systems. Since then, they have made use of SUSE Manager’s auditing, reporting, and provisioning capabilities. And they have also migrated to SUSE Manager 3. In addition, Academy Sports has been gradually utilizing SUSE Manager’s built-in configuration abilities to lessen the extensive role of Puppet and the administrative resources that it requires. Among the topics we will cover are a description of the implementation at Academy Sports, a comparison between SUSE Manager functions and specific Puppet features, Advanced Patch Lifecycle Management and change propagation, upgrading from SUSE Manager 2.1, and utilization of SUSE Manager’s security-related facilities.”

BOV122255 – SUSE CaaS Platform or SUSE OpenStack Cloud: Which Platform Is Right for Your Business?

Thursday, Sep 28, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Pieter Jenniskens, Sales Engineer, SUSE

Rob de Canha-Knight, EMEA Platform and Management Technical Strategist, SUSE

“Many of you are looking to start consuming containers or want to consume them in a more enterprise- friendly way. However, the marketplace can be a perplexing minefield of products. CaaS, IaaS, EverythingaaS: the choices are endless and can be understandably confusing for business leaders and entrepreneurs worldwide. SUSE has two products that can help you empower DevOps and containers: OpenStack Cloud and Containers as a Service Platform. In this session designed for business leaders, managers and decision makers, we will walk you through the characteristics of these products and demystify the technical jargon. We will also review use cases for each and discuss the benefits for your business. In addition, we will provide you with user and developer stories and other insights we have gained along the way. All of this will equip you with tools and knowledge to help you decide which platform should empower your container infrastructure as we enter the new containerized world together.”

CAS121306 – An Update of Memory Requirements for Ceph

Thursday, Sep 28, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Mohamad Gebai, Senior Developer, SUSE

David Byte, Sr. Technology Strategist, SUSE

While architecting and building enterprise Ceph clusters, we are still working with recommended memory values derived from much older code streams. The recommendations were enhanced to deal with failure conditions that caused significant increases in RAM usage. The result is recommending hardware where RAM may be far in excess of what is required. This session will provide a current status and observations of memory requirements from testing performed with real hardware under load and during induced failure conditions.

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Terri Schlosser Terri recently joined the SUSE team as the Head of Product and Solutions Marketing. Prior to joining, Terri was at Rackspace where she was a Senior Marketing Manager for their OpenStack private cloud solutions, responsible for developing the solutions messaging framework and delivering a comprehensive integrated product marketing program. And before that Terri spent 16 years at IBM primarily within the Tivoli and Power Systems Software teams as a manager and individual contributor in marketing, product management, development, sales enablement and business development. She was even lucky enough to spend 2 years on assignment in the IBM software lab in Krakow Poland. Terri currently lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and 2 boys and loves spending time with her family, traveling and skiing.