SUSE today launched SUSE Linux Enterprise 15, the latest version of its flagship operating platform that bridges next-generation software-defined infrastructure with traditional infrastructure technologies. The modern, modular operating system helps simplify multimodal IT, makes traditional IT infrastructure more efficient and provides an engaging platform for developers. As a result, organizations can easily deploy and transition business-critical workloads across on-premise and public cloud environments.
As organizations around the world transform their enterprise systems to embrace modern and agile technologies, multiple infrastructures for different workloads and applications are needed. This often means integrating cloud-based platforms into enterprise systems, merging containerized development with traditional development, or combining legacy applications with microservices. To bridge traditional and software-defined infrastructure, SUSE has built a multimodal operating system – SUSE Linux Enterprise 15.
The platform uses a “common code base” to ensure application mobility across multimodal IT environments. Whether organizations build microservices using SUSE CaaS Platform, deploy the latest SAP applications on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server or use SUSE OpenStack Cloud to manage system resources, the common code base ensures consistency and helps them move application workloads transparently across traditional and software-defined infrastructure.
You can easily transition to or leverage public cloud – Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform or Microsoft Azure – through SUSE Linux Enterprise Bring-Your-Own-Subscription (BYOS) programs. Additionally, SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 now provides a custom-tuned kernel for workloads on Microsoft Azure to enable faster boot speeds with a decreased memory footprint. The Azure-tuned kernel will also enable faster access to new and upcoming Azure features.
With an architectural emphasis on building bridges, SUSE recognizes the need for organizations to protect current IT investments while transforming and modernizing their IT infrastructure. The SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 “Modular+” architecture addresses the challenges customers are facing when trying to innovate within existing, traditional IT infrastructure and make it more efficient. In Modular+ architecture, everything is a module, meaning SUSE can deliver product updates and patches more frequently. The modular approach lets customers install only the features they need, which simplifies planning and reduces risk.
SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 accelerates enterprise transition from free developer subscription or community Linux (openSUSE Leap) setups to production deployments of fully supported enterprise Linux. Designed to be integrated into commonly used modern development methodologies like DevOps and CI/CD, it boosts users with a faster time to market leveraging open source technology, methods and expertise.
The SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 product family includes:
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Intel/AMD x86-64, POWER, ARM, z Systems and LinuxONE
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications
- SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing (HPC)
- SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension (includes Geo Clustering)
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension
Some of the key enhancements for the SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 product family include:
- SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 is launched as a separate product to address the growing needs of HPC market with a comprehensive set of supported tools specifically designed for the parallel computing environment, including workload and cluster management.
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications. New version 15 capabilities include non-volatile dual in-line memory module (NVDIMM) support for disk-less databases and enhanced high availability features for IBM Power Systems. A new feature, “workload memory protection,” provides an open source-based, more-scalable solution to sustain high performance levels for SAP applications.
- Starting with release 15, High Availability Extension will come integrated with Geo Clustering solution, so organizations can easily connect data centers across the world while providing a resilient and highly available infrastructure.
Note: SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 products will be generally available in mid-July, 2018.
Links at a quick glance
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 Data Sheet
- SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 Release Notes
- Multimodal IT
- Multimodal Operating System
- More Powerful AI and Machine Learning Requires More Powerful Infrastructure with SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing
- What’s new with SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15
- What’s new with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15
- SLE High Performance Computing 15 Data Sheet
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