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Wrapping up the Universe



By: davidbyte

October 8, 2013 8:47 am

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I’m a little tardy in regards to providing a wrap up from our recent attendance at the Universe conference in Chicago, you can blame a certain mouse in the Orlando area for the delay. In regards to the conference, I’d first like to say a big Thank You! to Unisys for inviting us to participate! …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Enterprise Linux, Integrated Systems, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

OpenStack in the Enterprise



By: davidbyte

August 21, 2013 9:11 am

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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

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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

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

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 Linux Enterprise 11 SP3: By the Numbers



By: linuxscribe

July 8, 2013 2:16 pm

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

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

SUSE Virtualization Story

Michal Svec

By: Michal Svec

June 27, 2013 7:58 am

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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

Software Appliances – The return of the living dead?



By: SaSoe

June 4, 2013 2:39 am

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Score:5

2009 was definitely the year of software appliances. That was the year IDC published a report on “The Market for Software Appliances: An Opportunity Poised for Growth”. And it was also the birth of SUSE Studio. Software appliances became the new trend. But then, somehow, the topic of cloud found its way into the press …

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

Private Clouds With SUSE Cloud and Hyper-V



By: linuxscribe

April 30, 2013 9:05 am

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Microsoft has made it easier for Azure customers to deploy instances of SUSE Linux Enterprise on the public cloud, so it only seems fair to return the favor and offer improved support for Windows Server’s Hyper-V virtualization platform on our SUSE Cloud product.

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

Managing your Xen DomU: Difference between “xm new” and “xm create”



By: coolguys-suse

April 9, 2013 9:20 am

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KBOYLE explains some little-known details about managing your virtual machines. When you use Yast to “Create Virtual Machines”, it does several things. For example, suppose you create a VM (DomU) called “oes11″. The information you provide is saved in a file: /etc/xen/oes11. That information is also imported into the XenStore where it can be managed. You can then use “Virtual Machine Manager” to make changes to the DomU configuration saved in the XenStore. You can add devices, increase memory etc. but you will notice that none of those changes are reflected in /etc/xen/oes11.1.

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Categories: Open Enterprise Server on SLES, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

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