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Let’s take a closer look at the POODLE vulnerability that has been causing quite a stir during the last few days. To begin with, it’s important to understand that POODLE is not a code vulnerability. It is a vulnerability of the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) protocol as specified. Consequently, there is little that can be …
Juno what just happened to OpenStack?
Today marks the next milestone in the evolution of OpenStack – the 10th project release – Juno. Juno provides enhancements to all of the OpenStack sub-projects and introduces an new capability to integrate Hadoop clusters to deliver big data analytics as a service. An overview of the enhancements can be found here.
The POODLE weakness in the SSL protocol (CVE-2014-3566)
Your immediate action is required In short: The POODLE attack to the SSL 3.0 protocol, published last night requires server and desktop administrators and desktop users to carefully review their security protocol settings in packages such as HTTP Servers (such as Apache, Tomcat), SMTP Servers (such as Postfix), IMAP Servers, … as well as …
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3 quick steps to promoting your session at SUSECon 2014
Hurrah! You’ve just had your session picked for SUSECon 2014 — you’re excited but, perhaps, a little apprehensive as you now need to focus on the content and educating the audience. Plus… how do you make sure that people attend your session at the show? Here’s 3 quick steps to promoting your session at SUSECon …
SUSECon 2014 – Full Session agenda now available
The time is finally here – we have reviewed over 200 session proposals for SUSECon 2014 and the best have now been approved and put into the agenda. If you’ve been waiting to see all the goodies that you can get at SUSECon then now’s the time to go and review.
Join us at SUSE Linux Expert Days EMEA 2014-2015
Meet Cool Guys at the EMEA Expert Days! SUSE Linux Expert Days 2014 – 2015 will come to you! We bring SUSE Experts together: SUSE Product Management, SUSE Architects and Consultants, Key Partners and IT professionals…
Current information about SAPHanaSR – the resource agents for SAP HANA system replication
What is this solution about? The new solution created by SUSE is to automate the takeover in SAP HANA system replication setups. The basic idea is that only synchronizing the data to the second SAP HANA instance is not enough, as this only solves the problem of having the data shipped to a second instance…
ShellShock, SUSE and You
This last week, a security vulnerability in the Bash shell — known as the “Bash Bug” or “ShellShock” — was reported. This vulnerability could allow for executing code on a remote machine and, as such, fixing this security issue was a top priority. Luckily, patches to resolve this vulnerability were created, tested and made available …
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, AWS Updates & Shellshock
In German there is a saying “Erstens kommt es anders und zweitens als man denkt” which roughly translates to “Things often don’t turn out as planned”. In a rehash to the events that happened over and just before the weekend of September 27 let me try and provide some insight into why we are were …
Even in a commodity hardware world certification is crucial
Is hardware certification important in the world of evolving “commodity” servers and desktops? Should you care if your SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server or SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop installation is on SUSE YES Certified hardware? The correct answers are YES and definitely YES!
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server – Your best Choice for Linux on VMware
On June 25, 2014, VMware announced the End of Availability (EoA) of their SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) for VMware offering. This announcement does not affect the strong partnership between SUSE and VMware, and in fact, SUSE and VMware are very closely aligned on building joint solutions.
Show Us Your Downtime Face
The moment that you found out your server went offline… what face did you make? Take a picture of that face, post it, and you could win the most amazing contest (*) ever to grace this humble Internet of ours: “Show Us Your Downtime Face”
Welcome Docker to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Docker is built on top of Linux Containers with the aim of providing an easy way to deploy and manage applications. It packages the application including its dependencies in a container, which then runs like a virtual machine.
What the Beatles have to say about VMware-SUSE-SAP Solutions
Sometimes a song can provide the perfect commentary on life and even on business. Consider the Beatles 1967 song “Getting Better.” Go ahead, sing with me: “I have to admit it’s getting better, a little better all the time.”
Take a Free Spin with SUSE on Amazon EC2
Amazon Web Services (AWS) free usage tier offers up SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, running in Amazon EC2, for free. It’s not unlimited – but they give us quite a bit more than a little taste. 750 hours. Per month. For a year. For free.