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SUSE Linux Enterprise Micro 5.0 is Generally Available


Today, we’re proud to announce the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Micro 5.0 – an ultra-reliable, lightweight operating system purpose built for edge computing.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Micro


Why SUSE Linux Enterprise Micro?

Enterprises want edge and embedded applications that are secure, require minimal maintenance, and are easy to deploy at scale.

Devices based on legacy operating systems – whether Windows or home-grown Linux or some other niche distribution – are expensive to maintain and restrict productivity. They are also not optimized for low resource requirements and often lack integrated security frameworks. At scale, security vulnerability in one device can quickly lead to a large attack surface of edge devices in aggregate. These are just some of the challenges that organizations are dealing with as they continue or start their digital transformation initiatives.

Enterprises wanting to transform/change/update their legacy infrastructure, reduce their operational expenses and achieve fast routes to market are finding value with SUSE Linux Enterprise Micro.

“We are really amazed to be one of the first companies to work with the beta version of SUSE Linux Enterprise Micro and the lightweight Kubernetes distribution K3s managed by Rancher, and being supported by really great experts from the SUSE and Rancher team to implement a maintenance-free infrastructure for innovative new cluster concepts for edge devices.

With a decentralized approach, we are reducing operational expenses and modernizing application infrastructure by moving applications running on bare metal to a fully managed containerized stack using K3s.”

Ottmar Amann, Software Systems, Corporate Research & Development, KRONES AG

What is SLE Micro

SUSE Linux Enterprise Micro is a lightweight, immutable OS that is optimized for edge use cases – embedded devices, real time applications and industrial IoT.

  • Enterprise-grade and Mission-critical with a Tiny Footprint

SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) Micro uses the enterprise-hardened technology components of SUSE Linux Enterprise and merges that with what developers want from a modern, immutable OS platform. As a result, you get an ultra-reliable infrastructure platform that is also simple to use and comes out-of-the-box with best-in-class compliance.

  • Perfect for Containers

SLE Micro is built from ground up to support containers and microservices. Workloads are isolated from the core filesystem to guard against malicious applications compromising the system.

  • Developers love SLE Micro

100% open source and built using open standards, SLE Micro’s modular architecture maximizes developer agility and flexibility in edge use cases. Our goal is zero maintenance. So, all routine maintenance functions like patches, updates, config changes are seamless.

Key Features of SLE Micro

  • Immutable OS

Immutable design ensures OS is not altered during runtime and runs reliably every single time. Security signed and verified transactional updates are easy to rollback if things go wrong.

  • Security and Compliance Focused

SLE Micro leverages the common SLE code base to provide FIPS 140-2, DISA SRG/STIG, integration with CIS and Common Criteria certified configurations. Includes fully supported security framework (SELinux) with policies.

  • Architectural Flexibility

Both 64-bit Arm and x86-64 architectures are supported so you can deploy edge applications with confidence across multiple architectures.

Explore and try SLE Micro from here.

Continue your interest by participating in upcoming digital SUSECON 2021. Learn about the SUSE products and solution roadmaps and choose from sessions and practical tutorials focused on Enterprise Linux, Kubernetes Management, and Edge Solutions.

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