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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 now Certified on IBM PureFlex System



By: michael_w_miller

July 17, 2012 4:56 pm

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Our customers want open and reliable solutions that simplify the administration of mission-critical computing across physical, virtual and cloud environments. This is why SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 is now certified and available to run on the IBM PureFlex System, a workload aware, flexible platform designed to easily deploy, customize, safeguard and manage a traditional or private cloud environment.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 running on the IBM PureFlex System helps companies of all sizes and scope remain competitive despite ever-shrinking financial resources to pull from. This best-in-class blend of innovation delivers:

  • Agility: Easily handles workload spikes with the flexibility and strength of an open and standard infrastructure for all mission critical applications
  • Efficiency: Allows for the consolidation of IT resources for better performance and ROI, particularly around storage and power consumption
  • Simplicity: Simplifies deployment with pre-integrated and pre-optimized systems, integrate multiple operation platforms and streamline administration with unified management

The 3.0 Linux Kernel available in SP2 provides the ability to support next generation Intel hardware, including the Intel Xeon processor E5 family available in Intel processor-based compute nodes on the PureFlex Systems. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 on the IBM PureFlex System also supports the IBM POWER7 processor for hybrid environments.

IBM PureFlex uses industry standards like ISO and Open Virtualization Format (OVF) making it even easier to deploy workloads onto IBM PureFlex System by enabling customer to leverage SUSE Studio to create virtual images for all major hypervisors that can be reproduced, duplicated or deployed at the push of a button.

For more information visit the SUSE website here.

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