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Three Things You Should Know about SUSE and the Retail Industry

By: chabowski

April 23, 2015 8:21 am



Retail is said to traditionally lag in technology, especially at the foundation level. And even though IT budgets are increasing, quite a few IT departments are saddled with outdated, hodgepodge systems, licensing fees, maintenance and multiyear rollouts. At the same time, retail customers are more technology savvy than ever, and they want to use their …

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Categories: Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service

Three Reasons Why the Future of Storage is Open Source and Cloud – Part 1

Bryan Lunduke

By: Bryan Lunduke

April 20, 2015 2:39 pm



While the growth of software defined storage isn’t good news for traditional vendors, it is very good news for IT teams, who stand to gain unlimited scale, reduced costs and non-proprietary management. Open source means the end of vendor lock-in and true cloud portability. The future of storage is open source and cloud.  Here (is …

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

Why SUSE support is important for your business–and for you

By: SaSoe

April 15, 2015 8:46 am



Imagine a perfect spring afternoon. You’re having a birthday party for your child. The balloons are blown up. The garden is blooming. Your child is excited. The guests have arrived, and the party is going full swing. Everyone is laughing—and it’s time to open the presents. You are ready with your camera to capture your …

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Categories: Enterprise Linux, Expert Views

A Visual Way to Play with Docker

Michal Svec

By: Michal Svec

April 7, 2015 12:56 am



You may know that Docker is a lightweight virtualization solution for running multiple virtual units (containers) simultaneously on a single control host. Containers are isolated with kernel control groups (cgroups) and kernel namespaces. We have had Docker as an integral part of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for some time already, so let me share some …

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Categories: Enterprise Linux, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

The Public Cloud Module — A closer look

By: rjschwei

April 6, 2015 11:26 am



With SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 the concept of modules was introduced. For general information about modules see the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Modules white paper and my previous blog on the subject. Today I’d like to take a closer look at the stuff we (the public cloud development team) put into the Public …

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

Sign up to take user tests, and earn Amazon gift cards

By: ssalgy

April 2, 2015 8:23 am



We on the corporate web team are enhancing the usability of our websites and building some brand new ones, and we would love the help of the SUSE Conversations community members. We will be running several short user tests over the coming months, studying specific elements and logical flows on web pages, to see how …

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Categories: Announcements, Technical Solutions

Machinery 1.5 with System z and Power Support, Red Hat Inspection Fixes, Skipping Files

By: Andreas Jaeger

April 1, 2015 2:23 am



Alfred complained to the machinery team that he could not run machinery on System z and Power systems and run into a few issues with the Red Hat inspection. The machinery team has now released for SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 an update of the “Advanced Systems Management” module and made the module available for all …

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Categories: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions

Broadview Networks and SUSE: a Geo Redundancy Solution for Regional Disasters

George Shi

By: George Shi

March 31, 2015 11:41 am



When Hurricane Sandy struck New York City in 2012, the basement of Broadview Networks, a telecom and data services provider, was completely under water. But the company itself wasn’t. In fact, it was on perfect uptime thanks to diesel-powered generators, despite the citywide loss of power that caught so many New York-based companies off guard. …

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Categories: Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension

Compliance and Security for Public Cloud

By: frego

March 30, 2015 2:25 pm



For many organizations, compliance and security is perennially among the IT department’s top priorities. And with the acceleration of enterprise application migration to the cloud, keeping those applications and the associated data secure is an even more complex challenge. Sadly, most organizations according to David Linthicum, SVP at Cloud Technology Partners, will default to the …

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Categories: Technical Solutions

OS Install-the first YES Certification test


By: Drew

March 30, 2015 10:35 am



In this and the next several blog entries I will explain SUSE YES Certification testing under the covers: what is tested in SUSE YES Certification but not fully documented on the certification bulletin. This discussion covers the operating system installation and how hardware is validated using one of several different install options. This may seem …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Desktop, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, Integrated Systems, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z, SUSE Linux Enterprise Virtual Machine Driver Pack, Technical Solutions, Virtualization