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Elastic Pricing and more – news for z Systems customers at SUSECon


SUSE and IBM work together to innovate technology and business solutions to address evolving business-critical enterprise needs while controlling IT infrastructure and budget.
Together, SUSE and IBM have been supporting Linux mainframe customers with different hardware and operating system needs since 2000, and we are celebrating the 15th anniversary of Linux on the mainframe – which is also the 15th birthday of the very first Enterprise Linux distribution worldwide – this week at SUSECon.

IBM’s recent LinuxONE announcement of a Linux-only product line is an evolution of IBM’s hardware strategy. LinuxONE, accompanied by the massive push for Linux ecosystem are important milestones for the Linux community to provide customers choice and value.
Today we are announcing a new pricing model to help organization unleash the power and potential of Open Source solutions on the mainframe that we call Elastic Pricing. Elastic pricing allows organizations to quickly and cost-effectively realize the benefits of this new solution with pay-as-you-go pricing based on resources consumption.

With SUSE on LinuxONE, customers have the flexibility and agility to exploit new open source workloads to easily integrate solutions into any existing infrastructure. Also, IBM and SUSE now offer more virtualization choices by enabling the ability to provision virtual machines through the open standards-based KVM hypervisor, just like any Linux server.
Please join us at the following SUSECon sessions to learn more about IBM z Systems and SUSE joint innovations:

SPO39893 – IBM LinuxONE: Linux without Limits

TUT20511 – SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on IBM z Systems, the Highly Scalable Hub for Mobile Workloads in the Enterprise

SPO39891 – Expanding the Open Source Linux Ecosystem to Drive Rapid Innovation and Higher Value Using IBM LinuxONE™

BOV19372 – KVM and Linux on z Systems

CAS19992 – What́s Old is New Again: Consolidation and Innovation with Linux on the Mainframe at Sparda DV

TUT19877 – Linux and z Systems in the Datacenter

BOV19995 – 15 Years of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on the Mainframe: Control, Optimize, Innovate!

FUT20719 – SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z Roadmap: Building enterprise IT with SUSE Linux on IBM Mainframes

We look forward to seeing you at SUSECon in Amsterdam and please join us for the Conference Party tonight to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Linux on the mainframe.



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Meike Chabowski Meike Chabowski works as Documentation Strategist at SUSE. Before joining the SUSE Documentation team, she was Product Marketing Manager for Enterprise Linux Servers at SUSE, with a focus on Linux for Mainframes, Linux in Retail, and High Performance Computing. Prior to joining SUSE more than 20 years ago, Meike held marketing positions with several IT companies like defacto and Siemens, and was working as Assistant Professor for Mass Media. Meike holds a Master of Arts in Science of Mass Media and Theatre, as well as a Master of Arts in Education from University of Erlangen-Nuremberg/ Germany, and in Italian Literature and Language from University of Parma/Italy.