Technical Solutions

Running for the OpenStack Board: (Still) “All In” on OpenStack

Joseph George

By: Joseph George

January 5, 2017 12:59 pm



UPDATE JAN 17, 2017: The results are in and we in the OpenStack community have elected our Individual Representatives to the Board of Directors – congratulations to our newly elected Directors! And while I am disappointed that I personally am not able to serve this year, my support for the OpenStack project remains unwavering: I …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Linux, OpenStack, SUSE Cloud, SUSE Enterprise Storage, SUSE in the Cloud, SUSE OpenStack Cloud, Technical Solutions

Is it possible to innovate too fast?

Michael Tabron

By: Michael Tabron

January 5, 2017 9:22 am



One of my colleagues, Hannes Kuehnemund, was talking to someone at SAP about all of the enhancements we announced at SUSECON for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 Service Pack 2. The gentleman’s response was that SUSE is “innovating too fast.” “Innovating too fast?” Is that even possible in a perfect storm of …

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Categories: Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, Technical Solutions

New Years Resolution…? Become a SUSE Expert!!


By: jbakrude

January 4, 2017 5:33 pm



2017, still fresh and new! Happy New Year, best wishes and new years resolutions go hand in hand. Yes, you can obviously choose one of the standard (and often boring) resolutions. But, wouldn’t it be so much more fun, beneficial and productive to just take it up one notch and set your goal to become …

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Categories: Enterprise Linux, OpenStack, SUSE Linux Enterprise, Technical Solutions

Eliminating the storage forklift upgrade challenge

Jason Phippen

By: Jason Phippen

January 4, 2017 1:30 pm



Modernising storage infrastructure is generally expensive, time consuming, difficult, and all too frequently unavoidable. It’s expensive because the systems don’t come cheap (particularly purpose built appliances for backup and dedupe), time consuming because you have endless engineering dependencies to work out on apps and data, difficult because of the wide variety of choice, legacy complexity …

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Categories: Technical Solutions

Making a choice on your support! Why Long term support extensions bring you peace of mind

Jo Eames

By: Jo Eames

December 21, 2016 12:50 pm



As with all things here at SUSE we are continually innovating and adapting our products to the latest requirements and demands of our customers’ environments. But sometimes you may be in a situation where you aren’t quite ready for the latest version of the product. The balance between…

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FOSDEM & git merge Feb 2017 – openSUSE talks – updated

By: Marita Werner

December 21, 2016 1:08 am



This year’s awesome free event for software developers to meet, share ideas and collaborate will take place in Brussels, at the weekend of Feb 4 and 5. Come and join openSUSE’s talks around Tumbleweed, OBS, Documentation and much more. This is the updated list beginning of January: * “Continuous Integration with the Open Build Service” …

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Future-proofing Retail Point of Service Through 64-bit Image Support

Jeff Reser

By: Jeff Reser

December 19, 2016 3:56 pm



In today’s fast-paced retail industry, it’s imperative to keep up with the latest evolving hardware.  Not being able to keep up with the pace of change translates into lost business.  As more retail Point of Service (POS) solutions are being built using SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service as a base, being able to future-proof …

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Categories: Announcements, SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service, Technical Solutions

Geo Clustering: What, How, and Why?


By: chabowski

December 19, 2016 9:20 am



The following article has been contributed by Greg Eckert who is responsible for Business Development at SUSE’s valued partner LINBIT.   Disaster Recovery (DR) has been an industry buzzword for decades. But DR can have several meanings: mobile offices which act as work spaces after disasters, backups off-site, recovering data from destroyed disks, live replication between …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, Geo Clustering for SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension, SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension, Technical Solutions

Building Images for 64-bit POS Devices with the New SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service Image Server


By: chabowski

December 19, 2016 8:28 am



It´s this time of the year again for retailers – Christmas season is putting them under huge pressure. And even though IT budgets for retail environments have been on the rise again during the past years, many departments are still saddled with an outdated hodgepodge of systems, licensing fees, maintenance and multi-year roll-outs.  At the …

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SDS Appliance? SoftIron says YES!


By: davidbyte

December 15, 2016 1:20 pm



While at the SC16 show in Salt Lake City, SoftIron, a storage startup and SUSE partner,  launched their HyperDrive storage platform.  There are several aspects of their offering that on which I would like to provide comment. The first is that SoftIron bridges a gap between the proprietary storage arrays from the traditional vendors and the …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Integrated Systems, Software-Defined Storage, SUSE Storage, Technical Solutions