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To ARM! To ARM!

davidbyte

July 14, 2015 5:37 am

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Here at SUSE we have a very long history of innovation.  You can see some of those in the booth background we used for the super compute show last year. This history of innovation and leadership is extended today as we announce the expansion of our partner program to include SUSE Linux Enterprise for 64-bit …

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Why Free May Hurt Your Appliance or Cloud Business

davidbyte

June 29, 2015 11:53 am

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In my role, I work with a lot of prospective partners who ask the question “Why should I pay for Linux when I can get XYZ distro for free?”  My answer to this involves several facets. Security – When a major security issue comes along, the commercial distributions are on the embargo list and working …

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Software Defined Storage Trajectory and SUSE

davidbyte

June 5, 2015 8:37 am

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All of the analysts are predicting big things from Software Defined Storage (SDS) over the next several years.  In fact, some analysts are even predicting some very hard times for some of the traditional storage vendors.  This is all based on the tremendous pushback that is occurring against expensive, proprietary hardware based arrays and moving …

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SLES 12 HPC Cluster on Minnowboard Max

davidbyte

November 14, 2014 9:08 pm

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If you know what a Minnowboard Max is you’re already asking yourself why?  “Why would anyone want to build an HPC cluster from these things?”  Quite frankly, the answer is “Because I can”. In preparing for the Super Computing 2014 show in New Orleans, I received 6 of these lovely units as giveaways.  Being that …

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SUSE at Super Compute 2014 in New Orleans

davidbyte

November 8, 2014 9:31 am

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Once again, SUSE will be present at the Super Computing event of the year.  This year we are focused on innovation and what SUSE is doing that provides a positive impact in the HPC community. We will have SUSE Labs personnel around all week to discuss some of the great new features and kernel internals …

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HDS Shows How to Save Hours Patching SAP HANA

davidbyte

October 24, 2014 12:23 pm

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We’ve been working with HDS for some time now in regards to SAP HANA solutions.  As a company, HDS understands how to efficiently deliver SAP and SAP HANA to clients around the globe.  At this week’s TechEd & d-Code show, they stepped it up a notch by adding SUSE Manager to the mix.  This addition of …

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BIG News for SAP HANA with SGI UV

davidbyte

October 20, 2014 6:48 am

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Last week SGI, a longtime SUSE partner, announced availability of the UV300H for SAP HANA.  While there are many systems on the market that support HANA, the list is quite small, even exclusive, when it comes to those that support HANA in a scale up fashion the way that the UV300H does. So what makes …

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I know I sound like an infomercial…

davidbyte

May 19, 2014 7:28 am

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Working with OEMs and IHV partners, I get a lot of opportunities to share our unique story.  One of the most exciting parts of our story is around what we do to enable rapid development and deployment of partner solutions.  As we all know, time to market is a key factor in the successful launch …

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Go Forward! with Mission Critical Consolidation

davidbyte

May 2, 2014 8:08 am

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Unisys has been releasing some information around beta test participants using their Forward! platform with SUSE Linux Enterprise for SAP.  The testing showed a clear distinction between the performance variability of a regular hypervisor and the Unisys s-Par™ technology.  I know this may not sound like something to get excited about, but in reality, it is. …

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SC13 is going FAST

davidbyte

November 19, 2013 10:06 pm

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We just put the wraps on day two of SC13 here in Denver.  Heading into the next 2 days, we still have a tremendous amount of information to deliver in our booth (#301) and in meetings.  We have already had great mini-theater presentations from partners like Solarflare, SGI and Bright Computing and a great panel …

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