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Welcome to the SUSE Communities, where you can meet and chat with SUSE experts from around the world.  Build (or share) your expertise in SUSE Conversations, check out the latest Linux news, or get support from product experts in the Support Forums.  It’s all good, and it’s all green.  Come hang out with us.


Three Reasons Why the Future of Storage is Open Source and Cloud – Part 1

While the growth of software defined storage isn’t good news for traditional vendors, it is very good news for IT teams, who stand to gain unlimited scale, reduced costs and non-proprietary management. Open source means the end of vendor lock-in and true cloud portability. The future of storage is open source and cloud. Here (is …

Why SUSE support is important for your business–and for you

Imagine a perfect spring afternoon. You’re having a birthday party for your child. The balloons are blown up. The garden is blooming. Your child is excited. The guests have arrived, and the party is going full swing. Everyone is laughing—and it’s time to open the presents. You are ready with your camera to capture your …

A Visual Way to Play with Docker

You may know that Docker is a lightweight virtualization solution for running multiple virtual units (containers) simultaneously on a single control host. Containers are isolated with kernel control groups (cgroups) and kernel namespaces. We have had Docker as an integral part of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for some time already, so let me share some …

The Public Cloud Module — A closer look

With SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 the concept of modules was introduced. For general information about modules see the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Modules white paper and my previous blog on the subject. Today I’d like to take a closer look at the stuff we (the public cloud development team) put into the Public …

Sign up to take user tests, and earn Amazon gift cards

We on the corporate web team are enhancing the usability of our websites and building some brand new ones, and we would love the help of the Cool Solutions community members.

Machinery 1.5 with System z and Power Support, Red Hat Inspection Fixes, Skipping Files

Alfred complained to the machinery team that he could not run machinery on System z and Power systems and run into a few issues with the Red Hat inspection. The machinery team has now released for SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 an update of the “Advanced Systems Management” module and made the module available for all …

Broadview Networks and SUSE: a Geo Redundancy Solution for Regional Disasters

When Hurricane Sandy struck New York City in 2012, the basement of Broadview Networks, a telecom and data services provider, was completely under water. But the company itself wasn’t. In fact, it was on perfect uptime thanks to diesel-powered generators, despite the citywide loss of power that caught so many New York-based companies off guard. …

Compliance and Security for Public Cloud

For many organizations, compliance and security is perennially among the IT department’s top priorities. And with the acceleration of enterprise application migration to the cloud, keeping those applications and the associated data secure is an even more complex challenge. Sadly, most organizations according to David Linthicum, SVP at Cloud Technology Partners, will default to the …

YES validates OS install on certified systems

In this and the next several blog entries I will explain SUSE YES Certification testing under the covers: what is tested in SUSE YES Certification but not fully documented on the certification bulletin. This discussion covers the operating system installation and how hardware is validated using one of several different install options.

SUSE Enterprise Storage – Product of the Year

SUSE Enterprise Storage — having only been launched just a little over one month ago — just picked up two awards at this year’s Network Computing Awards in London: “Storage Product of the Year” and “Product of the Year”. “To us SUSE has always been at the forefront of innovation, and their product offerings have always stood head …

openQA: open source testing framework for openSUSE, SUSE and – as of late – Red Hat

openQA – the fully automated open source testing framework – is used quite heavily by the openSUSE community, and has replaced manual testing almost completely. The openSUSE community relies on openQA for GUI application testing on the one hand and bootloader and kernel testing on the other. SUSE is not going to such an extent …

Demystifying Private Cloud Networking with SUSE and Infoblox – Join the Webinar

OpenStack provides a number of great benefits for customers looking to stand up an open and agile cloud environment. SUSE OpenStack Cloud is an enterprise OpenStack distribution that rapidly deploys and easily manages highly available, mixed hypervisor IaaS Clouds. SUSE works with technology partners that provide additional value around performance, provisioning and cost of deploying…

Build a SUSE OpenStack Cloud 4 lab on AWS or GCE with Ravello Systems

SUSE Cloud 4 is powered by OpenStack, the leading community driven, open source, cloud infrastructure project, and packaged with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3. The product is fully integrated with SUSE maintenance and support infrastructure. It is an ideal solution for customers looking to deploy a cloud with enterprise levels of stability and support. …

The 2015 Leap Second: What You Should Know

Keeping time is a tricky business — especially when we’re talking about keeping time at a high precision level. Every so often our clocks, which tend to follow Coordinated Universal Time, get a little out of sync with the Mean Solar Time. When this happens, we Earthlings utilize a rather ingenious concept we call a …

Machinery 1.4 released with Red Hat inspection

Modern data centers – like the one our sysadmin Alfred is working in – have many different operating systems on different architectures to administrate. With the release of Machinery 1.4.0, Alfred is now able to inspect many more systems in his data center. The Machinery team is happy to announce the release of Machinery 1.4.0. Machinery is a systems management toolkit for Linux…