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What is an OpenStack distribution and why should customers care?

pete_chadwick

By: pete_chadwick

February 3, 2014 11:21 am

Reads: 801

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

Reads: 18746

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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Categories: Announcements, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views

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

Naji Almahmoud

By: Naji Almahmoud

January 31, 2014 4:37 am

Reads: 358

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: 537

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: 225

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

First Enterprise Linux on AWS GovCloud (US) Region

Douglas Jarvis

By: Douglas Jarvis

January 22, 2014 1:25 pm

Reads: 572

The U.S. federal government like other governments, businesses and organizations worldwide are taking advantage of the agility and cost savings that the public cloud provides. The unique regulatory and compliance requirements of federal agencies present a challenge when choosing cloud solutions. The combination of Amazon Web Services GovCloud (US) and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server can …

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

Beta Program for SUSE Customer Center

sarsene

By: sarsene

January 21, 2014 11:06 am

Reads: 630

  We’ve been working hard in preparing the beta version for SUSE Customer Center, a dedicated online portal customized for using SUSE products. Through SUSE Customer Center you can manage your SUSE products, subscriptions and other services. Please log in to quickly and easily service your subscriptions. SUSE Customer Center is available at https://scc.suse.com/ and …

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Categories: Announcements, Expert Views

High Availability for SAP: SUSE Linux Offers 99.999 Percent

Naji Almahmoud

By: Naji Almahmoud

January 20, 2014 2:17 pm

Reads: 621

Whether it is Business Suite®, NetWeaver®, ERP®, or CRM®, when it comes to the reliability of business-critical SAP systems, I have noticed that most companies are no longer willing to compromise and now demand a high availability rate up to  99.999 percent. In other words, an application must never be down for longer than 5 minutes …

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

Setting and locking Firefox preferences in SLED



By: mikewillis

January 16, 2014 12:40 pm

Reads: 675

Setting and locking preferences in Firefox is something that Mozilla provides documentation for but unfortunately the methods described don’t work for Firefox as it is packaged by SUSE for SLED. Here’s my guide to how I handle the setting of default preferences and the locking of Firefox preferences in SLED.

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Categories: SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, Technical Solutions

SUSE Linux Gives SAP HANA® Wings

Naji Almahmoud

By: Naji Almahmoud

January 9, 2014 4:03 pm

Reads: 452

Over 2,100 companies of different sizes and from all sectors of industry already use SAP’s in-memory appliance, HANA – benefitting from quicker transactions, analysis, planning, as well as forecast and trend evaluation. This is backed up by countless practical examples. In its latest reference customer blog, SAP writes that HANA has enabled the Mercedes subsidiary, AMG, …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Appliances, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, Server, SUSE Cloud, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, SUSE Manager, Virtualization

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