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Top 5 Reasons to Check out SUSE at IBM Think


PARTY with SUSE at IBM Think

SUSE, the Open Open Source Company is pleased to be sponsoring IBM Think in the fabulous city of Las Vegas. Hopefully we’ll get to meet many of you and have a chance to talk about your priorities: how you can adapt to win in your respective markets, down with downtime and ways to drive your digital transformation.

If the chance to be among the first to learn about what’s going to drive your success in the next 5 to 10 years wasn’t enough, here are 5 more reasons why you would want to come check out SUSE at IBM Think, March 19-22nd.

  1. Hot Session – Spotlight on Software Defined Storage

On Thursday March 22nd, Mike Friesenegger, IBM Technologist at SUSE, will host his a session around Make Storage Smarter: How Software Defined Storage differs from Legacy Solutions and When to Use it. In his session, which begins at 9:30AM, Mike will be joined by Camilla Sharpe of IBM TSS and together, they will detail how businesses who are feeling the pressure to manage increasing amounts of storage can jump start their journey with SUSE Enterprise Storage.  Don’t miss the opportunity to learn about the newest innovations in storage and how SUSE and IBM TSS can help you tame your data explosion. 9:30 AM – 10:10 AM | Session ID: 9325A – Mandalay Bay South, Level 2 | Surf A


  1. Demos of the latest and greatest solutions for IBM Power, Z and LinuxOne!

During the week-long event, attendees will have a chance to get experience with the latest solutions from SUSE, made possible by the deep collaboration between IBM and SUSE. Don’t miss the chance to take an up close look at solutions like SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for z Systems and LinuxONE; Container Support, running Docker on Z and LinuxONE; OpenStack Cloud, Software Defined Storage and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP.


  1. Meet the experts

SUSE experts in every area of the datacenter and IBM Infrastructure will be on-hand at IBM Think to answer questions and share insights about game-changing infrastructure solutions that will drive your digital transformation. Stop by our booth (221) for a chance to ask your toughest questions. Ask us about Live Patching the Linux Kernel, ask us about Zero Downtime for SAP Applications, ask us about end-to-end encryption on Z!


  1. Giveaways and Cool Gear

We love cool giveaways. We are giving away Bluetooth headsets, radio controlled cars and trucks, and giant chameleon plushies – the size of a large dog I’d say – I know it’s a little bigger than the German Shepard/Lab mix I got at home. 😛 So stop by and claim a cool prize!

  1. Got SAP? SUSE and IBM Got You Covered

A lot of you guys are facing the daunting 2025 deadline for moving all your SAP applications to S/4 HANA. The good news is, you are not alone, IBM and SUSE have already helped over 1000 customers get started on that journey. SUSE has long been the Gold Standard for SAP on IBM Power, and in just the last 6 months, we’ve raised the bar again. How? Check out these blog posts:

  1. 1st on Power and Still the Best
  2. Thousands of Customers can’t be Wrong
  3. Live Patching – Woohoo!
  4. How do you like Zero Downtime
  5. SUSE Manager on Power
  6. Only Linux Solution to be HA Certified by SAP
  7. Superior, I mean Far Superior Support


In summary – come see us at IBM Think! 😀



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    Helen Tang Helen Tang is a worldwide evangelist and runs alliances marketing at SUSE. In this role, Helen focuses on helping customers launch digital transformations in their own data centers or in the cloud. Her team helps customers adapt new infrastructure, modernize applications and implement mission critical workloads with our partner solutions.