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Do you want a pound of feathers or a pound of gold?

Michael Tabron

By: Michael Tabron

July 25, 2016 3:42 pm



There’s an old brain teaser that asks “Which is heavier: a pound of feathers or a pound of gold?” For many people the initial reaction is to say that “a pound is a pound” so they must weigh the same. With a better understanding of how each is weighed you might conclude that the feathers …

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

Convergence: the Open Source game of ‘join the dots’, and an existential threat to the proprietary world.

Jason Phippen

By: Jason Phippen

July 25, 2016 10:47 am



If you think about it, pretty much all proprietary product development is done in parallel. Company A, which competes with company B, does its damnedest to make the best widgets in the world, using more or less exclusively its own resources. Company B develops its products on a parallel track. Convergence does happen, but mostly …

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Categories: Expert Views

Plasma Desktop, KDE Frameworks 5 and KDE Applications available for SLE12

By: alarrosa

July 22, 2016 10:43 am



If you’re using SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 (or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 with a graphical interface) and you used to have a KDE desktop or simply you wanted to try the Plasma desktop so many people talk about, you probably noticed KDE wasn’t available for SLE12… until now.

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Categories: Desktop, openSUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions

Why you need to consider SUSECON as your Open Source Education Event this year!

Jo Eames

By: Jo Eames

July 21, 2016 8:26 am



So as you know every year I talk a little about SUSECON and the attempt is not persuade you to be there but actually to get you to understand the value of being part of this fantastic event. It’s not only that we have fun – check out the crazy music video’s or the beer-as-a-service …

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Categories: Events, Expert Views, SUSECON, Technical Solutions

Attention SUSE Resellers! How to Be the Perfect Host!

By: frego

July 20, 2016 2:53 pm



SUSE announced this week SUSE Reseller Hosting, a way for SUSE reseller partners to begin hosting SUSE solutions in their own data centers on behalf of their customers.  This is a great new asset for our partners who are moving their business in the direction of managed services in response to their customers’ demands. SUSE Reseller Hosting …

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Categories: Technical Solutions

New Whitepaper for High Availability for SAP HANA: Cost-optimized scenario


By: SaSoe

July 19, 2016 5:13 am



SAP HANA contains a feature called System Replication: it replicates all data to a secondary SAP HANA system, and the data is then constantly pre-loaded into memory on the secondary system to minimize recovery time objective (RTO). More information on SAP HANA System Replication see here. While System Replication is running, the secondary system, which is configured identically …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Expert Views, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, Technical Solutions

OpenStack 6 years on: thriving, expanding and maturing


By: Mark_Smith

July 18, 2016 4:22 pm



This week marks the 6th anniversary for OpenStack cloud software. What began in July 2010 with a first design summit in Austin, Texas, has since grown into the clear leader for open source cloud solutions. Industry analyst 451 Research sees the OpenStack market growing at an impressive 35% CAGR and predicts that revenue will exceed …

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Categories: Cloud Computing, Expert Views, Technical Solutions

Learn about SUSE Enterprise Storage 3 and Ceph Jewel at our upcoming webcast


By: jphippen

July 14, 2016 7:39 am



As I discussed in a previous blog SUSE Enterprise Storage 3.0 the first commercial distribution based Ceph Jewel is here now, fully supported. To learn more about SUSE Enterprise Storage 3 and Ceph Jewel please join us on the 27th July for our webcast on the subject. You can register at…

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Categories: SUSE Enterprise Storage, Technical Solutions

Is Open Source in your DNA? It’s definitely in ours…

By: joanneharris

July 14, 2016 5:02 am



As a manager at SUSE, I’m constantly hiring to keep up with our growth and one of the questions I frequently get asked is ‘how would you describe your company culture?’ Now I compare that question to being asked ‘how long is a piece of string’ so I thought I’d write about what I like …

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Open Source vs proprietary SDS – why get locked in when you can stay open and in control?


By: jphippen

July 12, 2016 12:25 pm



Once upon a time, enterprise storage was defined by hardware. You installed a system, and when it ran out of space or its performance started to creak, you bolted more capacity onto the side or brought in a new, larger system and managed the painful upgrade process, data migration, or both. You chose from different …

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Categories: Expert Views, SUSE Enterprise Storage