SUSE Studio: Deploying Your Integrated System Has Never Been Easier

By: linuxscribe

April 11, 2013 5:40 am



Today’s release of SUSE Studio 1.3 should be welcome news for enterprise data centers and independent software vendors who want to deploy full-stack instances of their applications to customers.

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Categories: Appliances, Cloud Computing, Expert Views, Integrated Systems, SUSE Cloud

Why Software Appliances Make Sense for the Hybrid Cloud


By: SaSoe

March 16, 2012 9:53 am



Guest Post by Brett Waldman, Senior Research Analyst, IDC As an ISV, you know Software as a Service (SaaS) is a very important part of your business model, if not today, then in the very near future. It can also be an overwhelming feeling. Move to a SaaS model is going to be very disruptive …

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Categories: Appliances, Cloud Computing, Expert Views

From Studio to Manager with a click of your mouse!

By: joachimwerner

March 13, 2012 12:57 pm



SUSE Studio and SUSE Manager are two of the essential building blocks of SUSE’s Cloud story. Both are mature products that provide real value in their own right, whether you are running a “traditional” datacenter or heading for the Cloud. While SUSE Studio makes it easy to build your own customized Linux instances (aka appliances), …

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Categories: Appliances, Cloud Computing, Expert Views, SUSE Manager, SUSE Studio, Virtualization

Pfortner of South Africa Develops Products with SUSE Appliance Toolkit

By: rholder

March 8, 2011 1:09 pm



With SUSE Studio, Pfortner can mitigate risk and accelerate the development cycle by enabling the company to test-drive appliances before deployment.

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Getting Started with the SUSE Appliance Toolkit

Darren Davis

By: Darren Davis

February 16, 2011 10:32 am



So you would like to get started build a software or virtual machine appliance based on SUSE Linux Enterprise. Here are some resources to get you started using the SUSE Appliance Toolkit which includes SUSE Studio.

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Categories: Appliances, SUSE Studio, Technical Solutions

Helping IBM Accelerate Its Customers Time to Value


By: epadula

February 16, 2011 12:00 am



It sure is nice to have customers who are happy with your product. But even nicer is hearing from your customers that their customers are happy too. Recently I had a chance to chat with Jim Lawrie, Product Manager and Aman Lalla, Software Development Analyst in IBM’s Information Management group. I learned that by delivering the Smart Analytics System in a new format as part of the SUSE Appliance Program, IBM customers are able to get business insights and make smart decisions with technology that is easy to implement out of the box.

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Appliances, Expert Views, SUSE Studio

Keep it … stable, secure and supportable … Maintenance!


By: mge1512

February 11, 2011 3:55 pm



Do you ever wonder what all this “maintenance” is about?

Why is maintenance such a big deal?

Why do we care about it? Why is it important?

Do you ever wonder how we plan for and manage maintenance?

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Categories: Appliances, Desktop, LibreOffice, Technical Solutions

Appliance Toolkit (ATK) Helper Guide

Peter Schinagl

By: Peter Schinagl

February 4, 2011 4:30 pm



SUSE® Studio™ Onsite and the SUSE Lifecycle Management Server connect to the Internet as a default to synchronize to the Novell® Customer Center (NCC). At the Novell Customer Center they access repositories of packages and updates for SUSE Linux Enterprise.

You can use the Subscription Management Tool (SMT) to override the default and do the following:

  • Minimize the bandwidth for downloading packages
  • Prevent SUSE Studio and SUSE Lifecycle Management Server from connecting to the Internet

then there are a few more things to consider during the setup of all components.

This guide explains issues you need to consider during setup if you choose either of these options.

This guide does not replace the installation documentation for the components.

Please read and follow the instructions in the product documentation. The purpose of this guide is to provide additional hints and tips.

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Categories: Appliances, SUSE Studio, Technical Solutions

SUSE Appliance Program Spells Success for Third-Party Software Vendor

By: jdrosenberg

December 22, 2010 12:08 pm



Guest Post by Brett Waldman, Analyst, IDC

Recently, IDC completed a Customer Spotlight for Novell highlighting GroundWork Open Source, Inc., a leading U.S. commercial open source based IT management and network monitoring software firm.

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Categories: Appliances, Expert Views, SUSE Studio

Delivering Enterprise Wiki Virtual Appliance Tailored for SUSE Linux Enterprise

By: ntroia

December 14, 2010 12:00 am



Appliance partner Mindtouch offers incentives for Novell partners

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Categories: Appliances, Expert Views, SUSE Studio