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KIWI, a quick refresher

By: rjschwei

October 21, 2015 12:06 pm



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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Categories: Enterprise Linux, Server, SUSE in the Cloud, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

Database as a Service in OpenStack @ SUSECon 2015

By: frego

October 20, 2015 10:10 am



In August, SUSE had the pleasure of sponsoring Trove Day in San Jose. SUSE, as you know, has an enterprise OpenStack distribution, and Trove is an open source project in OpenStack for providing Database as a Service (DBaaS). The explosion in data is driving the need for better database solutions. As more data is generated …

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A Steady Hand


By: davidbyte

October 16, 2015 12:40 pm



Today bears news of yet another tech acquisition.  This time, it is another open source player buying a configuration management technology company.  Normally, this would not prompt me to write anything, but this acquisition is exposing a distinct difference that is worth pointing out. For many years, SUSE has been known as an engineering company, in …

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Categories: Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Manager, Technical Solutions

4 Good Behaviors to Manage Competitor Announcement with Alliance Partner

Naji Almahmoud

By: Naji Almahmoud

October 15, 2015 8:16 am



Thirty years of experience in the IT market taught how to nurture and appreciate alliance management. It is building relationships with joint business development in mind. Your alliance partner announces partnership with your competitor. How shall you manage your partner relationship and your company/market reactions? Competitive markets pressure companies to constantly seek differentiation through innovation and …

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Riddle me this…

By: rjschwei

October 14, 2015 2:03 pm



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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Categories: Cloud Computing, Expert Views, News, SLES on Azure, SUSE in the Cloud, SUSE Linux Enterprise

Chameleon Powered Containers In Amazon EC2

By: rjschwei

October 5, 2015 2:58 pm



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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Categories: Cloud Computing, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, SUSE in the Cloud

Amazon image management improved

By: rjschwei

September 30, 2015 1:50 pm



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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Categories: Cloud Computing, Integrated Systems, SUSE in the Cloud, SUSE Linux Enterprise, Technical Solutions

Virtual Machine Driver Pack testing with openQA


By: aginies

September 30, 2015 10:26 am



At SUSE we always work to improve our quality process, and from a development point of view, this is very important to be able to test the development release of our drivers, on different versions of Windows Operating System. This test phase is really painful, the testing matrix is big, it’s always the same process step by step…

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Categories: SUSE Linux Enterprise Virtual Machine Driver Pack, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

Intel and SUSE’s Vision for the Data Center of the Future

By: SaSoe

September 20, 2015 11:30 pm



Attend the joint Intel-SUSE workshops to hear Intel and SUSE share their valuable experience on how you can harness the OpenStack cloud and software defined everything (SDx) for your own business. You will see a live demonstration of how fast and easy it can be to set up, configure and begin to deploy real workloads …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, OpenStack, SUSE Cloud, SUSE Enterprise Storage, SUSE in the Cloud, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Storage

SUSE, IBM, and KVM: Powering the Future of the Mainframe

By: chabowski

September 18, 2015 8:43 am



NOTE: A huge “Thank You” to Mary Marks from the Alliance Marketing Team for her contributions to this blog post!   It´s available NOW! After the announcement at LinuxCon about a month ago, now you can get the advantage of mainframe computing with Linux using KVM. The increasing complexity and resulting costs of managing distributed servers forces companies to …

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