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Hybrid cloud, OpenStack and open source storage: three essential jigsaw pieces for the enterprise of the future.

By: jphippen

June 18, 2015 8:58 am



Many―if not most―major enterprises are experiencing enormous increases in the demand for storage and computing power. Few―if any―will have the budget to meet rising requirements that continue to outpace the growth in their budgets. This raises a difficult question for IT teams everywhere: how long is the usual approach of managing the install, upgrade, retire …

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Categories: Expert Views, OpenStack, SUSE Cloud, SUSE Enterprise Storage

Simplify your IT Landscape with SUSE and SAP

Dirk Oppenkowski

By: Dirk Oppenkowski

June 17, 2015 7:37 pm



Thousands of organizations are looking to migrate to SAP HANA in order to take advantage of real-time business processes.  SAP and SUSE have put together a “Simpler Choice” program to support customers migrating to SAP HANA. The three-step approach is simple: Try Simple: Free trials, Value-engineering services Buy Simple: Credit for previous DB purchases, discounts …

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Software Defined Storage Trajectory and SUSE

By: davidbyte

June 5, 2015 8:37 am



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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Categories: Expert Views, SUSE Enterprise Storage, Technical Solutions

SUSE Rules the Stack. For the third time in a row.

Bryan Lunduke

By: Bryan Lunduke

June 2, 2015 8:38 am



One year ago, at OpenStack Summit, Intel sponsored the first “Rule the Stack” competition — to see who could build a complete OpenStack infrastructure in the shortest amount of time. The crew from SUSE won.  By a mile. Then, last November, at OpenStack Summit Atlanta, Intel sponsored “Rule the Stack” round 2 — with the added requirement …

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Categories: Cloud Computing, Expert Views, OpenStack

Choosing the Right Flavor for Your OpenStack Cloud


By: Mark_Smith

May 28, 2015 8:54 am



One of the great things about modern life is that we are often spoilt for choice. As an example, many of us enjoy a good cup of coffee. In the office where I work, there are always at least four different flavor options to choose from and best of all, they are all provided free …

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

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

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

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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