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Video demo: Live Linux Kernel Patching with kGraft

Bryan Lunduke

By: Bryan Lunduke

February 16, 2014 12:28 pm

Reads: 439

In the 2 weeks since we announced the existence of kGraft, there have been many questions about how this solution for live-patching the Linux kernel works. And because (moving) pictures often speak louder than words, here is a video of kGraft in action on the official SUSE YouTube channel.

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Categories: Enterprise Linux, Expert Views

IBM Power Development Cloud benefits the SUSE ISV



By: Darren Davis

February 13, 2014 11:23 am

Reads: 851

IBM just recently announced their new Power Development Cloud. This recent announcement is just one example of the many tools provided by IBM PartnerWorld and SUSE PartnerNet that benefits the SUSE ISV partner. While IBM’s Power Development Cloud is an excellent opportunity to get access to IBM’s wonderful Power System many of the benefits of …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Announcements, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, Free Tools, News, Server, SUSE in the Cloud, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

What did I learn from SAP in 10 years of partnership?

Naji Almahmoud

By: Naji Almahmoud

February 11, 2014 12:12 pm

Reads: 208

Introduction Early 2004, I joined the EMEA Alliance team at Novell following the acquisition of SUSE few months earlier. Given my background in software development of business applications, I was pleased to be responsible for Oracle alliance in EMEA and for SAP Alliance globally. For couple of years I engaged actively with Oracle team in …

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Powered by OpenStack: Private Cloud on the Rise

Naji Almahmoud

By: Naji Almahmoud

February 7, 2014 9:32 am

Reads: 448

With its followers growing in number, OpenStack is set to achieve the similar success as Linux – which became the most famous open source software project in just two decades. The OpenStack Community has attracted over 13,000 members across 132 countries and has over 150 participating companies – which is why the foundation considers OpenStack …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Linux, SUSE Cloud, SUSE in the Cloud, SUSE Linux Enterprise, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

Do We Need “kGraft” at All?

mge1512

By: mge1512

February 7, 2014 7:59 am

Reads: 923

Vojtěch’s announcement about kGraft started a number of interesting discussions, e.g. at LWN, Reddit, and German Heise. All of those discussions have some common topics. One of these is the question whether a live kernel patching solution such as kGraft is necessary at all.

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Categories: Announcements, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, News, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions

What is an OpenStack distribution and why should customers care?

pete_chadwick

By: pete_chadwick

February 3, 2014 11:21 am

Reads: 830

The world of open source software consists of tens of thousands of projects that have been created because “someone had an itch and decided to scratch it” and others decided to join in to help move the vision forward. This is the true value of open source – it enables disparate teams of developers to …

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Categories: Cloud Computing, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views

kGraft: Live Kernel Patching



By: Vojtěch Pavlík

January 31, 2014 7:49 am

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It has many names – hot fixing, live patching, runtime patching, rebootless updates, concurrent updates. It’s a holy grail of uptime.

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Cloud Computing – Enabling Change: Also First Choice for SAP HANA®

Naji Almahmoud

By: Naji Almahmoud

January 31, 2014 4:37 am

Reads: 361

We all see it whenever we look up into the sky: clouds are transient formations. Depending on the weather conditions, they can provide the backdrop to a pleasant evening or herald the onset of severe storms. Something true about these clouds, they constantly CHANGE! These clouds are very different from those that enable users to …

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The standard for ARM-based servers has arrived.

Bryan Lunduke

By: Bryan Lunduke

January 29, 2014 1:43 pm

Reads: 551

ARM has officially unveiled the SBSA — aka “Server Base System Architecture” — a standard for ARMv8 based, 64bit servers. This isn’t simply some standard dropped out of the sky, either.  The SBSA has had input from a wide array of server software and hardware firms — including HP, Dell, Red Hat and, of course, …

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Categories: Announcements, Cloud Computing, Expert Views, Server

IBM’s SUSE powered X6 Servers make me feel old… in a good way.

Bryan Lunduke

By: Bryan Lunduke

January 22, 2014 9:54 pm

Reads: 233

Some time back, in the 1980′s, I had little PC clone with a 12 MHz, 286 processor and 50 MB (not TB, or even GB) MFM hard drive. Running some random version of MS-DOS. It was a beast of a machine. A true powerhouse. Flash forward to today. Specifically IBM’s recent announcement of the new …

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Categories: Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise

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