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Get Future Forward with SUSE and Microsoft @SUSECON Digital 2022


Staying current with today’s technology innovations is the best way to prepare for your businesses future success. To that end, SUSECON Digital 2022 is providing a future forward look at our industry and technology trends, bringing together our diverse set of partners and technologies to help businesses prepare for their future success.

The need for rapid innovation has never been greater. To become more agile and accelerate innovation, organizations are embarking on journeys of digital transformation. These transformations require modernizing legacy infrastructure and applications, adopting cloud native technologies, and pushing organizational boundaries beyond the data center and cloud, all the way to the edge.

We are excited to share that Microsoft will be a Cornerstone sponsor and that Hiren Shah (Microsoft, Head of Products – SAP on Azure Platform) and Markus Noga (SUSE, General Manager -Linux Product and Marketing) will participate in a keynote discussion to help us provide our customer’s guidance on where the industry is headed with open-source technologies, in cloud native, edge and infrastructure.

In addition to the keynote with Hiren and Markus, Microsoft will have 10 sessions at SUSECON Digital 2022 this year:

GitOps with Microsoft Azure Arc and SUSE Rancher [BP-1314]

The choice to move to cloud solutions (especially PaaS solutions) enables the organization to modernize its applications and move to microservices architecture. This new concept forces the organization to manage complex environments and…

Dolev Mizrahi, Development & DevOps Engineer, Aztek

Learn how to reduce downtime for SAP workloads on Azure with SLES for SAP Applications [BP-1265]

Customers rely on mission-critical SAP systems like SAP S/4HANA to run their business. But what happens when these systems are down? It doesn’t matter whether the outage is planned or unplanned, any outage impacts productivity, revenue, and…

Ralitza Deltcheva , PRINCIPAL PROGRAM MANAGER, Microsoft

Sherry Yu, Director, SAP Success Architect, SUSE

Accelerate SAP Migrations to Azure using SAP Deployment Automation Framework [SPO-1318]

Migrating mission critical SAP workloads can be complex for enterprises. Customers are relying on automation to minimize downtime and lower risk when migrating SAP workloads to Azure. We developed our opensource SAP Deployment Automation Framework…

Morgan Deegan, Sr Program Manager – SAP Automation, Microsoft

Will Bratton, Product Management Lead for SAP , Microsoft

AHB, aka Azure Hybrid Benefit and what it can do for you on your journey to the cloud. [SPO-1322]

AHB aka Azure Hybrid Benefit is an exclusive Azure offering which provides flexibility to customers to either migrate their SUSE licenses to cloud or choose pay as you go software subscriptions on Azure for any SLES VM on Azure without downtime…

Mayank Thapliyal, Senior Product Manager, Microsoft

Automotive Software Development : Shaping the 3rd Automotive Software Development with Open Source [SPO-1313]

Many OEMs and Tier 1s aspire to become software companies. In this session we will present our approach on this transition and how it could be accelerated. We will use the SDV open eco system to approach and highlight how we can bring modern…

Heiko Huettel, Senior Director and Head of Automotive, Mobility, and Transport EMA, Microsoft

Introduction to the Azure HPC Software Platform [SPO-1315]

Software and tooling are at the heart of a differentiated HPC AI experience, including in-house and open source offerings as well as solutions from partners such as SUSE. Come hear the latest about our software platform, what we’re building for…

Rob Futrick, Principal PM Lead, Azure HPC Software + Services , Microsoft

Innovation without Disruption: The new Linux [KEY1003]

Join Markus Noga, GM Linux for a lively discussion around “innovation without disruption” with a tour of the new Linux and beyond. Markus will be joined by representatives from Electronic Partner, Dell, Microsoft Azure, Google, AMD, and NVIDIA –…

Markus Noga, SUSE

Deploying SQL Server with SUSE Rancher [TUT-1308]

Want to understand how you can easily deploy Microsoft SQL Server using a Linux Container from SUSE Rancher? This session will walk you though the process of deploying SQL Server via the Rancher Marketplace using a Helm Chart. We will take a in…

Dwain Sims, Sales Engineer, SUSE

SQL Server and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server – VMs, Kubernetes, SUSE Rancher and more!! [BP-1064]

In this session we will focus on how you can get started with SQL Server on SLES 15 in Azure. When we talk about deployments, we will focus on the performance best practices for SQL Server SLES based Azure VMs. Authentication for SQL Servers is…

Amit Khandelwal, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft

James Yang, Cloud Solutions Architect, SUSE

How To Optimize Cloud Costs and Increase Resiliency for Stateful Applications With SUSE Rancher [BP-1270]

Kubernetes has been the platform of choice to develop modern applications over the last few years. In addition, it is very common for enterprises to leverage public cloud providers like AWS, Google Cloud or Microsoft Azure to deploy a managed…

Nicolas Vermande, Principal Developer Advocate, Ondat

Visit the Microsoft page during SUSECON and view product demos and information sessions and enter their raffle to win Microsoft merchandise.

For a full list of available sessions, view the complete Session Catalog and Register.

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Ronda Clayborne Ronda Clayborne is in Global Alliance Marketing at SUSE and has over 15 years of field marketing, demand generation marketing and partner marketing experience in the software industry.