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HPE + SUSE = Enterprise Software Defined Storage Solutions

davidbyte

February 1, 2016 9:47 am

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I’ve said repeatedly that SUSE is dedicated to making open source consumable by the enterprise. SUSE Enterprise Storage is no exception. A prerequisite to increasing the ability for enterprises to consume SUSE Enterprise Storage is to provide validated architectures on equipment that end users will buy. With this in mind, I would like to point …

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Building Your Home Lab

davidbyte

January 22, 2016 7:39 am

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Ok, I admit it, I am a geek.  I have enough hardware in my home lab to run a fairly good sized business if I so desired.  I thought others might appreciate having some of the information and ideas on how to build a lab on the cheap (or relatively so). First, we’ll start with …

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SUSE @ SC15

davidbyte

November 11, 2015 3:47 pm

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Come see us in Booth #2042 Once again, SUSE is preparing an out of this world experience for the Super Compute show.  For those who have been by our booth in the past, you know we like to have a good time while sharing the SUSE story and helping our customers and partners be ultra successful. …

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Tuning IPoIB for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12

davidbyte

November 9, 2015 9:51 am

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As a serious technology geek, I have a rather significant home lab environment.  While the environment is sizable, I’m not just oozing extra cash and consequently I looked for alternatives for high speed networking for my SUSE Enterprise Storage setup.  What I ended up with is a cluster furnished with dual port QDR Infiniband cards …

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Block and Tackle: SUSE Enterprise Storage 2

davidbyte

November 3, 2015 7:07 am

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Here at SUSE, we are proud to continue our rapid pace of innovation in bringing the best to our customers with the release of SUSE Enterprise Storage 2.  This release does far more than just update the code base to the Ceph Hammer release, and I will attempt to outline some of the great new …

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A Steady Hand

davidbyte

October 16, 2015 12:40 pm

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Today bears news of yet another tech acquisition.  This time, it is another open source player buying a configuration management technology company.  Normally, this would not prompt me to write anything, but this acquisition is exposing a distinct difference that is worth pointing out. For many years, SUSE has been known as an engineering company, in …

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SUSE Enterprise Storage: Sizing

davidbyte

August 3, 2015 2:36 pm

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This is the second article in the series. It covers the basic architecture of SUSE Enterprise Storage, which is powered by Ceph, and provides some of the sizing recommendations and rationale behind them. Having been involved in the storage business for many years, I have seen a number of different types and implementations of storage devices. From …

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To ARM! To ARM!

davidbyte

July 14, 2015 5:37 am

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Here at SUSE we have a very long history of innovation.  You can see some of those in the booth background we used for the super compute show last year. This history of innovation and leadership is extended today as we announce the expansion of our partner program to include SUSE Linux Enterprise for 64-bit …

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Why Free May Hurt Your Appliance or Cloud Business

davidbyte

June 29, 2015 11:53 am

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In my role, I work with a lot of prospective partners who ask the question “Why should I pay for Linux when I can get XYZ distro for free?”  My answer to this involves several facets. Security – When a major security issue comes along, the commercial distributions are on the embargo list and working …

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Software Defined Storage Trajectory and SUSE

davidbyte

June 5, 2015 8:37 am

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All of the analysts are predicting big things from Software Defined Storage (SDS) over the next several years.  In fact, some analysts are even predicting some very hard times for some of the traditional storage vendors.  This is all based on the tremendous pushback that is occurring against expensive, proprietary hardware based arrays and moving …

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