chabowski
By: chabowski

April 24, 2017 1:25 pm

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There's Life in the Old Dog Yet: Mainframes Are Gaining Ground — Also Thanks to Linux

This article has originally been published in German at DataCenter Insider with the title “Wie wunderbar sind Mainframes – dank Linux“. A huge “Thank You” to chief editor Ulrike Ostler for the permission to publish the article in English at the SUSE blog. Despite all the prophecies of doom, mainframes have never really “gone out of fashion”, and their […]

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chabowski
By: chabowski

March 27, 2017 7:18 am

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KVM and IBM z Systems: No Need to Niggle Thanks to New SUSE Best Practices

Innovation is a key driver for SUSE, and our goal is to provide you with choice and flexibility. One technology where SUSE steadily invests – as a critical area of innovation – is virtualization. Over the past decade, SUSE has been a pioneer in helping to develop and commercialize enterprise virtualization technologies—especially the hypervisor. In […]

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By: jlove

November 21, 2016 8:33 am

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What happened to kernel-xen?

Those of you in a Xen environment may have noticed a change with recent versions of openSUSE Tumbleweed, or the newly released SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 and openSUSE Leap 42.2. Whether you are looking at a Xen host (dom0), or a paravitual Xen guest (domU), the running kernel is now kernel-default. What happened […]

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Jason Phippen
By: Jason Phippen

September 2, 2016 2:05 pm

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3 Reasons Why the Future of Storage is Open Source and Cloud

As predicted by a number of key analysts  the market has significant growth in software defined storage during 2016— and with solid reasoning. The capacity to pool storage across different arrays and applications is the latest wave in virtualization and is beginning to have the same impact on the cost and upgrade cycle for storage […]

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Drew
By: Drew

April 25, 2016 9:17 am

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Comparison of UEFI and BIOS – from an operating system perspective

In a recent blog I discussed the transition from BIOS (Basic Input Output System) to UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) firmware from a hardware perspective. In this blog I’ll address the comparison from the operating system perspective. There is a definite overlap between each …

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Drew
By: Drew

April 25, 2016 8:58 am

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Comparison of UEFI and BIOS – from a hardware perspective

For the past several years, x86 hardware systems (including desktops, laptops, workstations and servers) have been transitioning from BIOS-based (Basic Input Output System-based) to UEFI-based (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface-based) firmware interfaces. This firmware interface is usually just called “system firmware.” It is the initial code that recognizes the hardware components in the system and initializes …

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By: Michal Svec

April 20, 2016 1:38 am

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Virtualizing Windows Made Fast and Easy

Shortly after our latest release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 at the end of last year, we also released the accompanying paravirtualized Windows drivers. They are bundled together in the SUSE Linux Enterprise Virtual Machine Driver Pack. We have always worked with our partners to ensure that SUSE’s implementation of the KVM and […]

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By: aginies

September 30, 2015 10:26 am

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Virtual Machine Driver Pack testing with openQA

At SUSE we always work to improve our quality process, and from a development point of view, this is very important to be able to test the development release of our drivers, on different versions of Windows Operating System. This test phase is really painful, the testing matrix is big, it’s always the same process step by step…

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chabowski
By: chabowski

September 18, 2015 8:43 am

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SUSE, IBM, and KVM: Powering the Future of the Mainframe

NOTE: A huge “Thank You” to Mary Marks from the Alliance Marketing Team for her contributions to this blog post!   It´s available NOW! After the announcement at LinuxCon about a month ago, now you can get the advantage of mainframe computing with Linux using KVM. The increasing complexity and resulting costs of managing distributed servers forces companies to […]

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chabowski
By: chabowski

August 17, 2015 6:44 am

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All About Innovation and Choice – Virtualization with KVM for IBM z Systems and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

You might experience it every day in your organization: your business is growing, your IT department must deal with new market requirements to support your key business, your administrators face an explosion of the distributed servers running a wide variety of mission-critical and lightweight applications. For your company, this results in ever-increasing hardware, software, data […]

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