As this issue of SUSE News reports, it’s a busy fall for SUSE with a major release of SUSE Cloud, the general availability of the next versions of several products and a very active event schedule. Be sure to check out the "SUSE Face-to-Face” and “Regional News” sections below.

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Marjorie Westerman

Breaking News: SUSE Cloud 2.0 Launch

OpenStack Grizzly-based SUSE Cloud 2.0 for deploying and managing Infrastructure-as-a-Service private clouds is now available. This new release offers support for mixed-hypervisor environments, a more robust installation process, new storage and networking features and fixes, improved integration with SUSE Manager and SUSE Studio™ as well as a broader ecosystem of partner solutions. Learn more about SUSE Cloud 2.0.

SUSE Face-to-Face: Events Worldwide

SUSECon 2013. November 12-15, Orlando, Florida. Hear keynote speaker Lew Tucker, Cisco Cloud CTO, discuss the latest converged infrastructure and  cloud computing trends. Find topics that interest you in the session catalog. And, if you haven't already, register today

SUSE Expert Forum. This program brings a half-day of in-depth information about SUSE products and solutions to (for the first time) 20 cities in 10 countries. It began on September 26, but you can still participate in the cities listed below. Click on the city to get more information and sign up:

Other worldwide events:

Product Developments

Service Pack 3 Now Available for More SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Products and Extensions.

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time Extension 11 SP3. This new version reduces the latency and increases the predictability and reliability of time-sensitive, mission-critical applications. Learn more
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service 11 SP3. New features deliver improved reliability, security and robustness; easier management; wireless operation of point-of-service clients; and improved integration with SUSE Manager. Learn more
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 11 SP3. This release includes new hardware support, better scale-up and scale-out capabilities, greater virtualization capabilities, enhanced clustering and easier installation of SAP applications. Learn more

Updated SUSE Manager Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager—Launched. SUSE and Microsoft have announced the next release of SUSE Manager Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager. The product allows a Windows administrator to patch both Windows and Linux servers via the same console, saving time and money. Watch the demo.

Partner Update: Cloud Coverage

Huawei-SUSE Partnership Answers the Call for a Reliable, Flexible Telecom Platform. China’s telecommunications giant, Huawei, recently launched its third-generation, carrier-grade application platform, Advanced Telecommunications Application Environment (ATAE) 3.0, with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server as its optimized operating system.  Read more

Collaboration with Dell, Microsoft, and Cloudbase on SUSE Cloud 2.0 Enables Mixed Hypervisor Clouds. Cloudbase Solutions, Dell, Microsoft and SUSE have made SUSE Cloud 2.0 the first OpenStack distribution to add full support for Microsoft Hyper-V.  The new product simplifies, standardizes and automates the setup of mixed hypervisor clouds, allowing organizations to optimize workload performance while lowering licensing costs. Read more

SUSE Partners with Unisys on Forward! by Unisys. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is now certified and supported on Forward! by Unisys, a fabric architecture based on Linux and the Intel x86 platform. Combined with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension, Forward! by Unisys provides a flexible, cost-effective environment for running critical business applications and workloads for UNIX migration, cloud and big data. Learn more

SUSE Extends Partnership with VMware into the Cloud. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMware, the only Linux distribution bundled with VMware vSphere, will be available through VMware vCloud Hybrid Service in Q4.
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SUSE and CADsoft: A 20-Year Partnership. The SUSE and CADsoft partnership recently marked its 20th anniversary. CADsoft, a developer of 3D modeling software for the residential and light construction market, uses SUSE Linux Enterprise Server to develop its products and offers it as an operating system for its Eagle products.

Focus on Training

Fall is back-to-school time at SUSE. Here are some recent options:

  • On-Demand training is now available globally for the first time. All SUSE On-Demand training libraries are available globally, by direct purchase from the SUSE Shop.
  • Q3 public online SUSE training is available, so check out the schedule and register today
  • A new course for SAP and SUSE customers worldwide (SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability SAP with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 for SAP Applications)—debuts this fall and runs from October 22-24. Learn more  and register today

Customer Spotlight: CIR food

CIR food migrated from UNIX to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications for greater flexibility in handling growing workloads and data. Results included reduced report generation time—from 20 minutes to seconds—and 70 percent cost savings. Read the story and watch the video.

Regional News

Talk in person to SUSE this fall at several events:

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