How Low Can You Go?

J. S. Evans

By: J. S. Evans

May 24, 2017 9:09 am



Every since my days on dial-up internet and telnet MUD’s, I’ve always been interested in low-bandwidth utilities. After all, not every user get’s to live in an area that provides unlimited high-speed broadband. Some, like those who depend on cellular or satellite internet, have to choose between work and watching a few YouTube videos. This …

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Categories: IT Infrastructure Management, openSUSE, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

The Mainframe versus the Server Farm – A Comparison


By: chabowski

April 24, 2017 6:49 am



The following article has been contributed by Carla Schroder, Technical Writer at the SUSE Documentation Team. The original article has been published in German at DataCenter Insider. A big “Thank You” to chief editor Ulrike Ostler for the permission to publish the article in English at the SUSE blog.     Google, Facebook, and Twitter own giant …

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Categories: Expert Views, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

SUSE and the Software-Defined Ecosystem

By: Phillip Cockrell

April 20, 2017 7:18 am



Agility. That’s the ultimate goal for today’s IT infrastructure. If it can be achieved cost-effectively and with minimal risk, then all the better. The challenge is making it happen. That’s where we at SUSE come in. SUSE is uniquely positioned at the nexus of the software-defined infrastructure ecosystem. We work with and bring together hardware, …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Channel Partner, Cloud Solutions, Containers as a Service, Enterprise Linux, OpenStack, Server, Software-defined Storage, SUSE Enterprise Storage, SUSE in the Cloud, SUSE Manager, Virtualization

KVM and IBM z Systems: No Need to Niggle Thanks to New SUSE Best Practices


By: chabowski

March 27, 2017 7:18 am



Innovation is a key driver for SUSE, and our goal is to provide you with choice and flexibility. One technology where SUSE steadily invests – as a critical area of innovation – is virtualization. Over the past decade, SUSE has been a pioneer in helping to develop and commercialize enterprise virtualization technologies—especially the hypervisor. In …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

SUSE Enterprise Storage – Virtual Machine Use Case


By: dstokes

March 1, 2017 12:18 pm



Everyone is talking about how Software Defined Storage, powered by open source Ceph technology is redefining the storage market. It allows corporations to create a highly scalable storage infrastructure with commodity, off-the-shelf (COTS) servers and disk drives. SUSE Enterprise Storage (SES) allows you to add, remove or replace OSD nodes on the fly, without bringing …

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Virtualization and SUSE KVM support on IBM z Systems and LinuxONE

By: Michael Friesenegger

March 1, 2017 12:01 am



SUSE has been contributing to KVM development and has included and supported KVM in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) for many years. This is true for SLES for Intel based systems while KVM for IBM z Systems and LinuxONE has been an evolution to fully supported. SUSE has included a technical preview of KVM since …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Server and Application Virtualization, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

Are YES CERTIFICATION bulletin Config Notes from “the Dark Side” of hardware compatibility?


By: Drew

February 13, 2017 2:30 pm



The easy answer is nope—no way! That comes from a person with years of YES CERTIFICATION experience, not some Rogue person who suddenly has their Force Awaken one day! Please read on, because “Fear is the path to the dark side” and “Hard to see, the Dark Side is!” In a previous, multi-part set of …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Desktop, Enterprise Linux, Integrated Systems, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMware, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on IBM Power Systems, SUSE Linux Enterprise Virtual Machine Driver Pack, Virtualization

What happened to kernel-xen?

By: mlatimer

November 21, 2016 8:33 am



Those of you in a Xen environment may have noticed a change with recent versions of openSUSE Tumbleweed, or the newly released SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 and openSUSE Leap 42.2. Whether you are looking at a Xen host (dom0), or a paravitual Xen guest (domU), the running kernel is now kernel-default. What happened …

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Why Open Source is key to Software-Defined-Infrastructure

Sabine Seitz

By: Sabine Seitz

October 10, 2016 11:57 am



IDC defines Software-Defined-Infrastructure as the concept to build and run an open and agile IT infrastructure environment in an automated manner. It is key to this concept that virtualized workloads can be automated, configured, consumed, migrated, scaled, and replicated independent of the underlying infrastructure (server, storage, and network). Very important is that the transformation to …

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Categories: OpenStack, SUSE OpenStack Cloud, SUSE Storage, Virtualization

Tame IT with SUSE Manager and a Touch of Salt

Terri Schlosser

By: Terri Schlosser

August 11, 2016 10:25 am



As customers look to transform their approach to infrastructure in order to capitalize on new innovations and data, they also face the challenges of increased complexity, costs and compliance.  SUSE Manager 3, the best-in-class open source infrastructure management solution, can help you to tame IT to reduce complexity, cost and ensure compliance.     Reserve your spot now to join Joachim …

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Categories: Cloud Computing, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Manager, Technical Solutions, Virtualization