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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Arm 15 on AWS


SUSE is excited to launch SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Arm on AWS, backed by a Trial Subscription Program and also available via AWS Spot Instances to get started on your next innovation. Today’s innovators are testing new architecture designs to build products in increasingly more efficient, cost-effective, scalable, and secure ways. The Arm architecture is critical in this diverse ecosystem and its’ adoption by Amazon Web Services in November 2018 was a huge milestone for the market. While Arm is prevalent in the mobile market and the chip most likely powering the device in your pocket – the technology is also critical in powering IoT devices and applications in the machine learning space.

A1 Instances powered by the AWS Graviton Processor

Ever since AWS released the AWS Nitro System in 2017 – a combination of dedicated hardware and lightweight hypervisor, which maximizes resource efficiency while supporting familiar AWS and Amazon EC2 instance capabilities – the doors have been opened to increasing choice of EC2 instances. In November 2018, AWS launched the A1 instance – the first instance powered by the AWS-built Graviton processor – featuring 64-bit Arm Neoverse cores. These general-purpose instances are 40% less expensive than instances using the same number of vCPUs and DRAM and are currently available in the US East (N. Virginia and Ohio), US West (Oregon) and EU (Ireland) regions.

The Most Cost-Effective Enterprise Developer Experience for Arm-based Architecture on AWS

When we first released SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Arm back in 2016 – we received many inquiries about exciting use cases. Take the Knorr-Bremse success story for example – they are a German manufacturer of rail and commercial vehicle components that employ over 27,000 workers around the world. Together – we helped “smarten” their factory floor with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Arm powering their monitoring systems for manufacturing operations – helping maintain uptime and improve production efficiency.

Now starting this week, you’ll be able to provision SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 for Arm AMIs directly within the EC2 console. To save further costs – available with SUSE Linux – you can also make Spot Instance requests which can drive costs even lower. Additionally, you can procure a 60-day trial subscription by going to the

page here and requesting a Trial Subscription Code to be registered on a BYOS system (found in the Community AMIs section of the EC2 console).

SUSE and AWS are excited to hear feedback, and work with our joint customers on innovation. Reach out to us at to let us know what you’re working on and the potential to receive proof-of-concept infrastructure credits for qualified projects.

About SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Arm 15

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Arm is an enterprise-grade Linux distribution that is optimized for unique 64-bit Arm chip capabilities and now available on Amazon EC2 A1 instances. Learn more about SLES for Arm or you can register for your free trial subscription here.

About Amazon EC2 A1 Instances

Amazon EC2 A1 instances deliver significant cost savings and are ideally suited for scale-out and Arm-based workloads that are supported by the extensive Arm ecosystem. A1 instances are the first EC2 instances powered by AWS Graviton Processors that feature 64-bit Arm Neoverse cores and custom silicon designed by AWS. Learn more:


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