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SUSE Sponsors IBM Conference in the Big Easy


Once again SUSE is a proud sponsor of the IBM Power Systems and IBM Storage Technical University this time in New Orleans, also known as “The Big Easy”, the week of October 16th. And with SUSE open source solutions it doesn’t get any “Easy-er” (I’m sorry … that was bad) to deploy and maintain SAP environments on IBM Power servers.

Our partnership with IBM on the Power Systems platform for the last 3 years has very successfully centered on delivering an enterprise solution for SAP HANA. For over 2 years now, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications has been and continues to be the only platform validated for SAP HANA on IBM Power. Over the last few years of sponsoring these conferences in Europe and the US, we’ve talked to hundreds of IBM customers, partners and sellers about the value SUSE provides in boosting performance for mission-critical SAP applications, reducing downtime of critical operations and minimizing the time and effort to deploy SAP systems. Now we’re ready to tell an even better story with the recent support for SUSE Manager running on IBM Power servers and, coming soon, SUSE Enterprise Server Live Patching support.

If you’re attending the conference be sure to use the IBM Event Agenda Portal to add these SUSE sessions:

Session l017240: “What has SUSE Linux done lately for POWER and SAP HANA? Turns out quite a lot”

Tuesday, October 17 at 10:15 a.m.

Room L2 Strand 13B
This session is presented by our very own IBM Champion Jay Kruemcke (also known as “@mr_sles” on Twitter). He’ll cover the history of SUSE’s long history of innovation collaborating with IBM on the Power server platform, and the unique capabilities we’ve added recently to support high performance and resilient SAP HANA environments.


Session l018104: “Patch management of your SAP HANA systems including live patching”

Wednesday, October 18 at 9:00 a.m.

Room L2 Strand 13B

This session is presented by Alejandro Bonilla (@abonillabeeche) and Mike Friesenegger. They will talk about how much “Easy-er” (I did it again!) it is to manage SAP HANA on IBM Power with SUSE Manager, and includes a technology preview of SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching on Power servers. This session includes a demo, so don’t miss it!

Come by the SUSE kiosk in the Solution Center where you’ll find Jay, Alejandro, Mike, Rodolfo Bejanaro and me talking to attendees about why SUSE solutions are the smart choice for your SAP environment. And of course we’ll be handing out the ever popular chameleons! I’m looking forward to seeing you there. If you can’t make it, just follow me @MichaelDTabron because you can be sure I’ll be tweeting about it.


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Michael Tabron I'm a SUSE Product Marketing Manager focused primarily on open source solutions for SAP applications across all platforms. I joined SUSE in 2015, and have over 20 years of experience with hardware and software marketing.