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Installation Wizard from SUSE Linux Enterprise Server: Ready-to-Run SAP Solutions in Just a Few Steps

Peter Schinagl

By: Peter Schinagl

February 19, 2014 10:06 am

Reads: 318

Some time ago, the IT journalist and blogger Jürgen Donauer wrote in Germany’s popular IT magazine Computerwoche: “YaST (Yet Another Setup Tool) is without doubt one of the greatest strengths of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES). This graphic configuration tool is intuitive and easy to use, and it produces quick results. In this respect, SLES …

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

Video demo: Live Linux Kernel Patching with kGraft

Bryan Lunduke

By: Bryan Lunduke

February 16, 2014 12:28 pm

Reads: 434

In the 2 weeks since we announced the existence of kGraft, there have been many questions about how this solution for live-patching the Linux kernel works. And because (moving) pictures often speak louder than words, here is a video of kGraft in action on the official SUSE YouTube channel.

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Categories: Enterprise Linux, Expert Views

IBM Power Development Cloud benefits the SUSE ISV



By: Darren Davis

February 13, 2014 11:23 am

Reads: 834

IBM just recently announced their new Power Development Cloud. This recent announcement is just one example of the many tools provided by IBM PartnerWorld and SUSE PartnerNet that benefits the SUSE ISV partner. While IBM’s Power Development Cloud is an excellent opportunity to get access to IBM’s wonderful Power System many of the benefits of …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Announcements, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, Free Tools, News, Server, SUSE in the Cloud, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Powered by OpenStack: Private Cloud on the Rise

Naji Almahmoud

By: Naji Almahmoud

February 7, 2014 9:32 am

Reads: 437

With its followers growing in number, OpenStack is set to achieve the similar success as Linux – which became the most famous open source software project in just two decades. The OpenStack Community has attracted over 13,000 members across 132 countries and has over 150 participating companies – which is why the foundation considers OpenStack …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Linux, SUSE Cloud, SUSE in the Cloud, SUSE Linux Enterprise, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

Do We Need “kGraft” at All?

mge1512

By: mge1512

February 7, 2014 7:59 am

Reads: 894

Vojtěch’s announcement about kGraft started a number of interesting discussions, e.g. at LWN, Reddit, and German Heise. All of those discussions have some common topics. One of these is the question whether a live kernel patching solution such as kGraft is necessary at all.

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Categories: Announcements, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, News, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions

What is an OpenStack distribution and why should customers care?

pete_chadwick

By: pete_chadwick

February 3, 2014 11:21 am

Reads: 799

The world of open source software consists of tens of thousands of projects that have been created because “someone had an itch and decided to scratch it” and others decided to join in to help move the vision forward. This is the true value of open source – it enables disparate teams of developers to …

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Categories: Cloud Computing, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views

kGraft: Live Kernel Patching



By: Vojtěch Pavlík

January 31, 2014 7:49 am

Reads: 18734

It has many names – hot fixing, live patching, runtime patching, rebootless updates, concurrent updates. It’s a holy grail of uptime.

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Categories: Announcements, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views

IBM’s SUSE powered X6 Servers make me feel old… in a good way.

Bryan Lunduke

By: Bryan Lunduke

January 22, 2014 9:54 pm

Reads: 223

Some time back, in the 1980′s, I had little PC clone with a 12 MHz, 286 processor and 50 MB (not TB, or even GB) MFM hard drive. Running some random version of MS-DOS. It was a beast of a machine. A true powerhouse. Flash forward to today. Specifically IBM’s recent announcement of the new …

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Categories: Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise

High Availability for SAP: SUSE Linux Offers 99.999 Percent

Naji Almahmoud

By: Naji Almahmoud

January 20, 2014 2:17 pm

Reads: 621

Whether it is Business Suite®, NetWeaver®, ERP®, or CRM®, when it comes to the reliability of business-critical SAP systems, I have noticed that most companies are no longer willing to compromise and now demand a high availability rate up to  99.999 percent. In other words, an application must never be down for longer than 5 minutes …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications

SUSE Linux Gives SAP HANA® Wings

Naji Almahmoud

By: Naji Almahmoud

January 9, 2014 4:03 pm

Reads: 450

Over 2,100 companies of different sizes and from all sectors of industry already use SAP’s in-memory appliance, HANA – benefitting from quicker transactions, analysis, planning, as well as forecast and trend evaluation. This is backed up by countless practical examples. In its latest reference customer blog, SAP writes that HANA has enabled the Mercedes subsidiary, AMG, …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Appliances, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, Server, SUSE Cloud, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, SUSE Manager, Virtualization

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