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As a member of the ISV Engineering team at SUSE I lead the Public Cloud effort as Public Cloud Architect. I work closely with our Public Cloud Partners, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft. The Public Cloud team is responsible for SUSE published images in the various cloud frameworks as well as the implementation and maintenance of the SUSE operated update infrastructure for on demand images in the Public Cloud. I addition to the work with respect to Public Cloud I contribute to the KIWI project, openSUSE, and am an active member of the LSB work group. From early 2013 through early 2016 I had the privilege of serving on the openSUSE Board as an elected member.

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Upgrading your running on demand instances in the Public Cloud

rjschwei

January 13, 2016 2:45 pm

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On December 15, 2015 was First Customer Ship (FCS) date for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 and images were published in AWS EC2, Google Compute Engine and Microsoft Azure. With this release the transition phase for SLES 12 images/instances has started. One of the features of SLES 12 SP1 is that it provides an upgrade path from …

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Comparing 2 Systems Using Machinery

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January 11, 2016 11:26 am

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Recently I was faced with a bit of a predicament where the ability of comparing two systems had the potential of providing needed insights into a problem I was encountering. Well, what better way to do this than to dig into the SUSE toolbox and reach for the machinery tool, read the documentation, get my …

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Moving forward – Appliances in a new light

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October 30, 2015 4:02 pm

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Let’s get on the way back train again for a minute or two, and before I get started let me include a disclaimer; The following includes semi-technical marketing information as a prelude to discussing technical solutions. I will try and keep the marketing speak to a minimum. Anyway, back to the way back train. Way …

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KIWI, a quick refresher

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October 21, 2015 12:06 pm

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Way back when I wrote about how to set up SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 as a build system for images built with KIWI. A lot has happened in the last 5 years, but SLES 11 is still going strong in its current incarnation of the SP4 release available since July 16, 2015. Thus, the …

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Riddle me this…

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October 14, 2015 2:03 pm

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What is the complete name of the current image of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 in Google Compute Engine? When was the last SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 image in Microsoft Azure deprecated? What IP addresses does an on demand SUSE Linux enterprise Server instance running in the ap-southeast-1 region in AWS EC2 access …

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Chameleon Powered Containers In Amazon EC2

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October 5, 2015 2:58 pm

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Way back when SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 was released, just about a year ago, Docker was included as a technology preview. Then earlier this year the Containers Module for SLES 12 was released and Docker became fully supported in SUSE Linux Enterprise. This past week we took the next step in the Docker integration …

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Amazon image management improved

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September 30, 2015 1:50 pm

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Just about a year ago at SUSECon ’14 in Orlando I presented a session about the Public Cloud, more to come at SUSECon ’15 in Amsterdam in just a few weeks, of course . During the session last year I spoke about images for the different frameworks and how to build them with KIWI. Of …

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On Demand, BYOS, say what? Why do I need it?

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September 10, 2015 1:32 pm

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One of the messages that has been persistently echoed since the emergence of public cloud frameworks has been the “pay as you go” phrase, or “pay based on your use”. This on demand computing model also brings with it some other expectations. I refer to them as “fire up and use”. Customers expect that the …

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 has Landed in the Public Cloud

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July 16, 2015 8:45 am

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As SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 rolled out the door and into the Public Cloud this marks our first service pack transitions since the formalization of the deprecation policy. With FCS (First Customer Ship) on July 14th and the Marketing announcement on July 16th we’ve hit the spot pretty well having all SLES 11 …

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Application Certifications and the Public Cloud

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July 16, 2015 8:09 am

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Those following the Public Cloud scene and attending Public Cloud events such as the AWS Summit series may have noticed that the Public Cloud providers are slowly gearing up for what I deem to be phase 2 of the Public Cloud evolution. During phase 1 Public Cloud providers primarily focused on web applications by means …

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