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Choosing your OpenSource and Linux roadshow

Jo Eames

By: Jo Eames

May 19, 2015 8:40 pm



We’re in full preparations for our plans this year for our OpenSource and Linux conference in Europe, SUSECon 2015. Maybe you’ve not been to SUSECon before and you’ve been to other shows through the year.  So what does SUSECon have that maybe other OpenSource and Linux shows lack? Here’s my top 4 reason’s why I …

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Categories: Events, Expert Views, SUSECon

A Turning Point for OpenStack in the Enterprise

Peter Lees

By: Peter Lees

May 14, 2015 2:50 pm



Recently I attended the CONNECT Expo in Melbourne, which included an OpenStack conference, where I participated as a speaker & panelist. The focus of that conference was about whether OpenStack is ready for the enterprise, and included contributions from Dave Medbury from Time Warner Cable, Mike Dorman from GoDaddy, and Rik Harris from Telstra, who presented …

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Categories: Cloud Computing, Expert Views, OpenStack, SUSE Cloud

The decline of traditional enterprise storage and the unstoppable rise of software defined

Bryan Lunduke

By: Bryan Lunduke

May 13, 2015 11:24 am



In 1991 Geoffrey Moore published ‘Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers’. This seminal marketing textbook explored the ‘diffusion curve’ – the rate at which new technology products and services are adopted across a market. The book is still in print today, is still a best seller, and as Tom Byers, …

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Categories: Expert Views, SUSE Enterprise Storage

Of Venoms and Antidotes

By: Olaf Kirch

May 13, 2015 10:49 am



Today, a new vulnerability was disclosed by the name of VENOM (CVE-2015-3456), already seeing a fair amount of media attention. In order to help you assess the impact of this vulnerability on your systems, we are collecting background information and provide a prelimary risk assessment for our products. What this attack is all about The …

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Categories: Cloud Computing, News, OpenStack, Server, SUSE Cloud, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Virtualization

SUSE Image Life Cycle for Public Cloud Deployments

By: rjschwei

May 13, 2015 8:30 am



Over the last few weeks we have worked with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google, Hewlett Packard, and Microsoft Azure teams to define a policy that allows us to treat all cloud frameworks equally from the perspective of image maintenance. Some cloud-specific notes follow at the end. In the event of severe security vulnerabilities disclosed through …

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

Think You Know OpenStack??

By: frego

May 11, 2015 3:15 pm



OpenStack’s popularity has exploded in recent years resulting in a lot more people on the OpenStack bandwagon than there were only a few short months ago. So at SUSE we’ve designed a quiz to separate the shakers from the fakers – The OpenStack Challenge. If you want to test your OpenStack IQ, take the quiz …

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Categories: Technical Solutions

Gambling in Vegas? Join us at Edge!

By: chabowski

May 11, 2015 11:44 am



Are you by chance in Vegas? Trying your luck gambling? I am sure you are aware of the five most popular “games of luck” in the Capital of Entertainment, but if not – here is just a quick memory resfreshment: Baccarat: Next to slot machines and Keno, Baccarat, which is a card game, is possibly …

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Categories: Technical Solutions

Does Kdump work on your hardware?


By: Drew

April 30, 2015 10:21 am



In this and the next several blog entries I will explain SUSE YES Certification testing under the covers: specific tests in SUSE YES Certification which are not fully documented on the certification bulletin. This discussion covers the capture of Kdump memory images and how hardware is validated for crashkernel capture functionality during certification. Through YES …

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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, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z, SUSE Linux Enterprise Virtual Machine Driver Pack, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

SUSE Manager in the Public Cloud

By: rjschwei

April 27, 2015 6:31 pm



For those that check the general catalog in Amazon EC2 every now and then or the VMDepot in Microsoft Azure you may have already discovered that SUSE Manager Server version 2.1 images have been released. For everyone else tadah, SUSE Manager Server 2.1 is now available as a Bring Your Own Subscription (BYOS) image in …

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Categories: Announcements, Cloud Computing, SUSE in the Cloud, SUSE Manager, Technical Solutions

Three Reasons Why the Future of Storage is Open Source and Cloud – Part 2

Bryan Lunduke

By: Bryan Lunduke

April 27, 2015 9:10 am



Last week we posted the first (in a 3 part series) on why the future of storage is Open Source and cloud.  And now, without further ado, we present the 2nd part of the series. 2) Storage virtualization disrupts traditional vendor business models While IT has reaped the benefits of better resource use and cost …

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Categories: Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, SUSE Enterprise Storage