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IBM On SUSE Gives SAP Users Fantastic TCO



By: linuxscribe

August 6, 2013 6:00 am

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Deploying enterprise software in any environment is a critical and potentially costly exercise, one that you want to make sure you get right the first time. But time marches on, and the inevitable upgrade has to be done.

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

Why You Should Be Using SLES 11 SP3



By: davidbyte

July 22, 2013 8:40 am

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When it comes to change, most IT shops and OEMs would prefer not to make a jump to a recent OS update until they absolutely must. I understand, I’ve been there and done that. Understanding the aversion, I am still encouraging every partner (end user, IHV or OEM) to make the jump to SLES 11 SP3. Why? …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Appliances, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, Integrated Systems, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

LJDT: Reliable Service / Connection Tests; netcat, not ping, is the correct tool



By: ab

July 18, 2013 11:26 am

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This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series LJDT - Linux Just Does That

Me: “I cannot get to your site.” Helpdesk: “Hmm, let me check. I can ping it, so it must be okay.” Me: “No, pinging has nothing to do with access to the site.” Helpdesk: “No, you’re crazy, I can ping it so it’s your problem. Goodbye.” If you have never had this type of exchange with others, you’re lucky. The fact of the matter is that ‘ping’, while a good (but not 100% even here) tool to determine if traffic can go from one IP to another, is a lousy tool for determining if anything more than layer three is working …

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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

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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

SUSE Enterprise Linux 11 SP3, Azure, and Interoperability



By: linuxscribe

July 16, 2013 11:40 am

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Interoperability is one of those terms that really doesn’t mean anything unless you actually do something about it.

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, SLES on Azure, SUSE in the Cloud, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Studio

SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP3: By the Numbers



By: linuxscribe

July 8, 2013 2:16 pm

Reads: 729

Numbers, like words, can tell a really good story.

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

Surrounded by SUSE



By: davidbyte

July 8, 2013 6:58 am

Reads: 578

As I look around and observe everyday life, it is amazing just how prevalent SUSE Linux is in the background fabric of critical infrastructure.  Whether it is something as simple as going to the store, visiting your doctor, flying on a plane or making a transaction in your 401k, it is extremely likely that SUSE  …

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The Narrowing Gap Between Linux and UNIX



By: linuxscribe

July 3, 2013 12:10 pm

Reads: 422

Surprisingly, in this day and age, there are still people in the IT sector that hold enterprise Linux up to a software standard that is over four decades old: UNIX.

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SUSE Virtualization Story

Michal Svec

By: Michal Svec

June 27, 2013 7:58 am

Reads: 858

Over the past decade, SUSE has been a pioneer in helping to develop and commercialize enterprise virtualization technologies. This is the first post in a series outlining what we have done in the virtualization space and what we are planning to do—and there is a lot! Let’s first look at the history: in June 2006, …

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Categories: Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, openSUSE, Server, SLES on Azure, SUSE Cloud, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Virtual Machine Driver Pack, SUSE Manager, SUSE Studio, Virtualization

Dell TechCenter to Host SUSE Cloud Demo



By: nbarney

June 20, 2013 9:03 am

Reads: 1556

This blog post was originally posted on Dell TechCenter Blogs by Rafael Knuth. OpenStack is on its way do become the open source software based standard for private and public clouds: Backed by more than 200 vendors such as AT&T, Cisco, Dell, IBM, Rackspace and SUSE, with more than 800 developers contributing code and a vibrant …

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Categories: Cloud Computing, Enterprise Linux, Events, Server, SUSE Cloud, SUSE in the Cloud, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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