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SLES 12 SP2 Beta and openQA: status of QA Automation



By: Marita Werner

May 27, 2016 7:01 am

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Score:5

In Mid May we have reached the Beta phase of SLES 12 SP2 so I would like to look back a little bit and see what we have achieved in SUSE QA Automation with openQA. In 2014 the SUSE QA department has jumped on the openQA train, started with openSUSE much earlier, to fullfill the …

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Categories: Expert Views, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions

Solar storms and how SUSE High Performance Computing can save us

Jeff Reser

By: Jeff Reser

May 26, 2016 1:07 pm

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Score:5

Yes, I guess that is a rather ominous sounding title for my first post as a SUSE employee.  But, let me explain – this is not only true, but fascinating (to me, anyway).  Solar activity intensifies on a cycle of 11 years (don’t ask me why) and at the moment we are in a slow …

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Categories: Expert Views, Technical Solutions

SUSE and SAP highlights from SAPPHIRE NOW

Bryan Lunduke

By: Bryan Lunduke

May 18, 2016 9:30 am

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Score:Unrated

This has been a rather exciting week in the world of SUSE and SAP. With SAP’s annual SAPPHIRE NOW conference in full swing, accompanied by oodles of announcements, now seems like a good time for a quick re-cap on all of the SUSE & SAP goodness. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP now available on …

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Categories: Announcements, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications

SAP HANA, running on SUSE Linux Enterprise, coming to Azure

Bryan Lunduke

By: Bryan Lunduke

May 17, 2016 7:46 am

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Score:5

SUSE and Microsoft today announce that SAP HANA is coming to Microsoft Azure running on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. Looking to spin up SAP HANA instances on Azure? You’ll now be able to, using the same pricing as for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications. “We’re excited that our partnership with SAP is delivering powerful, new …

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Categories: Announcements, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, SLES on Azure, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP now available on AWS

Bryan Lunduke

By: Bryan Lunduke

May 17, 2016 5:45 am

Reads:907

Score:5

Ever want to deploy SAP HANA in a pay-per-usage cloud? Well, it just so happens that now you can do exactly that. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications is now available, on demand, via Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the AWS Marketplace; With no minimum fee and you pay only for the compute hours …

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Categories: Announcements, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications

How HPC Impacts Our Lives

chabowski

By: chabowski

May 13, 2016 1:42 pm

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Score:5

Some weeks ago I was trying to explain to a friend what kind of work I am doing. When I started to explain “… and High Performance Computing is another area … ” he immediately interrupted me and said “Oh but that is only for geeks or super-smart people”. Well thanks buddy for the “super-smart” …

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New Features for AWS Image Uploading

rjschwei

By: rjschwei

May 4, 2016 7:13 am

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Score:Unrated

A while back we introduced utilities to help with image management in AWS EC2. Especially uploading a custom image is not necessarily something you’d do in a minute on the spur of the moment and thus the ec2uploadimg can come in handy. Some people agree and have picked up the tool only to find that a …

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Categories: Cloud Computing, Expert Views, Free Tools, SUSE in the Cloud

Sleep Safe!: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Now Has Common Criteria Certification at EAL4+

Bryan Lunduke

By: Bryan Lunduke

May 3, 2016 9:30 am

Reads:355

Score:5

If you are running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12, you can now sleep better at night with assurance of the quality, security and compliance of your SUSE operating system. The reason is simple. Last month SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 achieved Common Criteria (CC) Certification at the Evaluation Assurance Level 4 (EAL4). The SUSE partner …

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Comparison of UEFI and BIOS – from an operating system perspective

Drew

By: Drew

April 25, 2016 9:17 am

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Score:5

In a recent blog I discussed the transition from BIOS (Basic Input Output System) to UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) firmware from a hardware perspective. In this blog I’ll address the comparison from the operating system perspective. There is a definite overlap between each …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Desktop, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, Integrated Systems, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

Comparison of UEFI and BIOS – from a hardware perspective

Drew

By: Drew

April 25, 2016 8:58 am

Reads:1,252

Score:4.86

For the past several years, x86 hardware systems (including desktops, laptops, workstations and servers) have been transitioning from BIOS-based (Basic Input Output System-based) to UEFI-based (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface-based) firmware interfaces. This firmware interface is usually just called “system firmware.” It is the initial code that recognizes the hardware components in the system and initializes …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Desktop, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, Integrated Systems, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

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