Be the Difference:  SUSE + Microsoft show you how @ SUSECON Digital! | SUSE Communities

Be the Difference:  SUSE + Microsoft show you how @ SUSECON Digital!



As the world’s largest independent open source company, SUSE helps customers, partners and communities be the difference in their spheres of influence.

Each year, SUSE hosts our annual customer conference,  SUSECON.  This year, due to the challenges of COVID19,  we have opted to transform our flagship, in-person event into a DIGITAL experience.  However, one thing will remain the same – like in previous years, we’ll have a robust lineup of technical sessions that will be delivered by our SUSE Team and our partners.   This year we are pleased to feature more public cloud sessions, including 7 sessions from our “Yottabyte” Sponsor, Microsoft.

Session content will start launching on May 20th!  Be sure to register, and then you can favorite your sessions. To help you get started , we recommend you add the following list of activities:

Corenote with Thomas Di Giacomo, SUSE VP of Engineering and Arpan Shah, GM of Azure [favorite this session:  GS-7]

Arpan and “Dr. T” will have a broad discussion about the SUSE + Microsoft partnership and how we are co-innovating so our customers can simplify, accelerate and modernize through SUSE platforms on Microsoft Azure.  Learn about the exciting new technology directions we have taken over the past year and what’s to come!



Extend Azure management to SLES anywhere with Azure Arc [favorite this session:  SPO-1484]

Available May 20, 2020

Companies face a sprawl of IT resources spread across multiple datacenters, clouds, & edge locations. Azure Arc extends Azure management to servers, Kubernetes clusters, and enables the deployment of Azure data services anywhere. Server management is available in public preview, Azure Arc is now available for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. Attend this session to learn how Azure Arc helps you manage, govern, & secure your SUSE servers across on-premises, edge, & cloud environments

  • At-scale, unified management and governance for physical & virtual machines with Azure Arc
  • Using Azure Policy & compliance management best practices in your hybrid environments
  • Bringing cloud security & innovation to your on-premises, edge, and multi-cloud workloads
  • Joining the Azure Arc public preview


HPC + AI for everyone – with Microsoft Azure [favorite this session:  SPO-1474]

Available May 20, 2020

HPC has historically been an on-prem business and until the last few years, was viewed as questionable as to whether HPC could really meet performance and price point expectations that on prem customers have been used to for decades. Two years ago, we made changed our strategy and intentionally changed our design point to on prem price / performance metrics. Over the last 1 ½ years we have started to publicly share benchmarks validating the ability to Microsoft Azure to meet, and even exceed in some cases, the price / performance that were once limited to on prem clusters. In this talk we will walk through some of our latest benchmarks, using SUSE with Azure HPC, share customers examples of where HPC in the cloud is becoming a reality, and also briefly cover the convergence of HPC + AI.


SQL Server in SUSE ecosystem –SQL server 2019 improvements [favorite this session:  SPO-1473]

Available May 20, 2020

SQL Server 2017 entered Linux operating system database market two years ago and it has captured imagination of developers and DBAs looking for truly enterprise class database solution. And SQL Server team has not looked back. SQL Server team has been working diligently to enable new scenarios, solutions and deployment capabilities on SQL Server on Linux. SQL Server 2019 introduces set of new features and improvements to bring close to parity with SQL Server on Windows. Come and learn about new and exciting features coming for SQL Server on Linux in SQL Server 2019.


SAP High Availability on Azure using SUSE Linux [favorite this session:  BP-1404]

Available May 20, 2020

This session will cover the installation, configuration, testing, and operation of SUSE high availability extension clusters in Azure, especially for SAP workloads. We will discuss how to install and configure these systems and will demo some of the commands and features in a live system.


SQL Server on SUSE CaaS Platform [favorite this session:  BP-1147]

Available May 27, 2020

Containers present a new way to deploy, manage, and run SQL Server that were never possible before. This session presents an internal view of how SQL Server embraces containers, and how you can deploy SQL Server onto SUSE CaaS Platform. We will cover architecture of SQL Server containers, building SQL Server SLES containers, and running on SUSE CaaS Platform. Walk away with knowledge of practical scenarios where SQL Server in containers may be the right deployment model for you.


Microsoft & SUSE co-present: The seamless collaborative support model for SUSE workloads on Azure [favorite this session:  SUP-1382]

Available June 3, 2020

For many customers, Microsoft Azure is the preferred choice for running SUSE workloads. As these mission critical workloads continue to increase consumption, support teams take a significant role in the transformation. This session will provide insights into the collaborative support model and deployment and troubleshooting techniques. Most importantly, we will share customer support success stories that helped our mission critical customers as part of their digital transformation.

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