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SUSE Goes Distributed Storage

Gerald Pfeifer

By: Gerald Pfeifer

November 12, 2013 12:05 pm

Reads: 1162

In his SUSECon keynote this morning Nils Brauckmann broke the news: SUSE is entering the distributed storage market. This is something we have been working on for a while. When we launched SUSE Cloud 1.0 in August last year we already included Ceph RADOS as a technology preview. And indeed, tackling distributed storage is a …

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It’s Election Time



By: linuxscribe

October 24, 2013 7:22 am

Reads: 351

No, not really, we wouldn’t want to subject you to the political fray. But there is a chance for you to vote. We were happy to learn recently that SUSE Cloud 2.0 offering was nominated for the best Infrastructure as a Service category in the 2013 Storage, Virtualization, Cloud (SVC) Awards. The SVC awards are intended …

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Categories: Cloud Computing, Expert Views, SUSE Cloud

SUSE Cloud 2.0 Tells A Mixed-Hypervisor Story



By: linuxscribe

September 24, 2013 10:00 am

Reads: 1043

What are mixed hypervisor environments worth? Your data center’s move into the cloud.

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Cloud Computing, Expert Views, SUSE Cloud, SUSE Manager, SUSE Studio

It Can Be So Easy Being Green



By: linuxscribe

September 17, 2013 8:34 am

Reads: 1012

In the past, “green” and “environment” seemed to be the purview of idealists who wanted to save the planet. That is still the case, but a lot of people are realizing that being green also makes good sense for much more pragmatic reasons, too…

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Categories: Cloud Computing, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, Integrated Systems, SUSE Cloud, SUSE Linux Enterprise

Huawei Makes The Right Call With SUSE Linux Enterprise



By: linuxscribe

September 11, 2013 11:03 am

Reads: 576

Sometimes the work that SUSE’s technology accomplishes will stand out on its own, such as with SUSE Studio or SUSE Cloud. But then there’s the cool work SUSE does with partners.

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Cloud Computing, Expert Views, Integrated Systems, SUSE Cloud, SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Manager, SUSE Studio

OpenStack in the Enterprise



By: davidbyte

August 21, 2013 9:11 am

Reads: 492

I must say that I respectfully disagree with VMware’s CEO, Pat Gelsinger on whether OpenStack will catch on in the enterprise. While he believes it won’t get traction in the near future, I believe quite the contrary and I’ll try to outline a few of the reasons. First and foremost, OpenStack is moving rapidly to …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Linux, Integrated Systems, Server, SUSE Cloud, SUSE in the Cloud, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Virtual Machine Driver Pack, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

SUSE and Market Leadership



By: davidbyte

August 7, 2013 3:32 pm

Reads: 449

When one thinks of market leaders in a space, it often comes down to economics or units shipped. While important, it does not always tell the full story. Market leadership can (and in my opinion should) be defined in terms of thought leadership and actions.  This definitely should be the case in the Linux space …

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Categories: Cloud Computing, Enterprise Linux, Integrated Systems, Server, SUSE Cloud, SUSE in the Cloud, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Virtual Machine Driver Pack, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

OpenStack Turns 3–Wait, Already?



By: linuxscribe

July 23, 2013 1:00 pm

Reads: 314

For our part, it feels like the last three years have passed by very quickly. It seems like just yesterday that OpenStack was taking its first steps as an open source project, and now here it is

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SUSE Cloud 2.0 Beta Delivers, Well, Cloud



By: linuxscribe

July 23, 2013 11:08 am

Reads: 618

This is some big news: today, SUSE is launching the beta for SUSE Cloud 2.0, the cutting-edge of what’s possible for OpenStack. Based on OpenStack Grizzly, SUSE Cloud 2.0 features enhanced installation and management, more hypervisor support options, and hardened technology from OpenStack projects for networking and storage. That’s not all: we’ve made the deployment …

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Blowing the I/O Performance Doors Off with KVM and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3

Michal Svec

By: Michal Svec

July 17, 2013 12:00 am

Reads: 2494

There’s a new breakthrough technology available as a Technology Preview in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack3 (SP3). It’s called “virtio-blk-data-plane”—and you’ve probably never heard of it. But it deserves a fanfare because it gives KVM the ability to handle unprecedented storage I/O rates more than 50% higher than its competition. This is important …

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Categories: Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, SUSE Cloud, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Manager, SUSE Studio, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

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