SUSE News / October

First FIPS Certificate for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 has received certification for its first FIPS module: OpenSSL (Cert#2435). The other SUSE FIPS modules of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 are currently in the process of validation. The FIPS publication 140-2, "Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules," is a U.S. government computer security standard.
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In This Issue

Breaking News ›

SUSECon 2015 ›

SUSE Webinar Channel ›

Worldwide Events ›

Product Developments ›

What’s New in Storage ›

Partner Updates ›

Cloud Corner ›

What the Experts Say ›

Customer Spotlight ›

Regional News ›

Breaking News

Teradata Extends Original Seven-year Relationship with SUSE for Seven More Years

Under a new seven-year agreement, Teradata, a big data analytics and marketing applications company, has extended its commitment to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server as the strategic platform across its entire product portfolio. This agreement extends the previous seven-year agreement. The long-term collaboration has enabled both companies to enhance their offerings to customers. Learn more ›

SUSECon 2015

Session Scheduler Up and Running

The SUSECon Session Scheduler is available. Use it now to reserve your spot in the sessions that are important to you:

  • If you aren’t registered for SUSECon yet, register here
    and then schedule your sessions here.
  • If you are registered, go to the top of the
    Sessions Catalog and log in to the scheduler here.

See SUSECon 2015 session highlights here.

Date: November 2-6
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

SUSE Webinar Channel

Participate in a live webinar on October 21 at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. MDT to learn how you can use Docker to achieve agility and efficiency with enterprise quality. You will discover the enterprise features of Docker, including an easy way to keep images and containers up to date and what's new in the latest release of Docker from SUSE. Register now ›

Recorded Webinars

The Economics of Ceph-based Software Defined Storage
With software defined storage, you can re-architect storage to be smarter, less complicated and infinitely scalable. The webinar looks at the economics of software-defined storage.

Improving Uptime for SAP HANA Business-critical Analytics Operations
Learn about business needs for data analytics, and how SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications delivers high availability for your SAP HANA database.

Portus—Claim Control of Your Docker Images
Learn how to assemble components into apps and deploy them into production with Docker.

Docker Mini-Course
Learn the basic setup and operations of Docker in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12.

Worldwide Events

Take the opportunity to talk to SUSE face to face at these events:

VMworld EMEA 2015
Barcelona / October 12-15

OpenStack Summit Fall
Tokyo / October 26-30

SUSECon 2015
Amsterdam / November 2-6

SuperComputing 2015
Austin, TX / November 15-20

Gartner Data Center Conference NA
Las Vegas, NV / December 7-10

Intel and SUSE Workshops in Europe and North America

Intel and SUSE are teaming up for a series of worldwide workshops on “The Data Center of the Future.” Attend a one-day workshop in a city near you to learn how to harness the OpenStack cloud and software-define anything (SDx) for your own business. To find a date and city near you, visit

Read the Regional News to find events in your region or country.

Product Developments

SUSE Participates in IO Visor Project

SUSE is a founding member of IO Visor, an open source project and a community of developers dedicated to accelerating the innovation, development and sharing of new IO and networking functions. The project addresses the challenges many customers face as they provide new business services in the cloud. SUSE will provide input into the core piece of the IO Visor, the Linux kernel module that is already upstream, as well as into the technical and marketing direction of the project. Learn more here ›

Toolchain Module for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Released

SUSE has released an updated Toolchain Module for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. The new module consists of GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) 5.2 (the latest release) and related packages, and offers improvements in language support and other new optimizations. For more details, click here ›

SUSE Manager 2.1—Now Available—Supports IBM z Systems

SUSE has recently made available SUSE Manager 2.1 for IBM z Systems. It can manage all SUSE Linux Enterprise and Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers in your environment, including the virtual instances on IBM z Systems as well as virtual and physical instances on IBM Power Systems and x86-64 platforms. It’s available as an appliance image for easy
installation on System z. Learn more ›

What’s New in Storage

Ceph-based SUSE Enterprise Storage: Recommendations for Sizing

When planning for a Ceph cluster, there are a few configuration rules of thumb to keep in mind to ensure the right amount of resources for a level of consistent functioning under a wide range of use cases. To understand the architecture of Ceph-based SUSE Enterprise Server, some rules for configuring it and the rationale for those rules click here ›

Partner Updates

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server: First OS for IBM’s KVM for IBM z Systems Virtualization

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is the first, and currently only, server operating system supported by the new KVM for IBM z Systems. This collaboration provides organizations with a new option for simple, robust and cost-effective server virtualization for the mainframe. Learn more ›

To find out what this collaboration can mean for you, read “All about Innovation and Choice – Virtualization with KVM for IBM z Systems and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.”

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications Now Supports IBM Power Running SAP HANA

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 11 SP4 now supports IBM Power Systems running the SAP HANA platform and is the only supported operating system for SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems. This collaboration between these three companies lets customers take advantage of SAP HANA to get vital, actionable information out of massive amounts of data in real time, supported by the high performance, reliability and high availability of IBM Power and the SUSE OS. Learn more ›

Getting Fast Business Insight with SAP HANA on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and IBM Power Systems

A new SUSE and IBM guide explains how SAP HANA running with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on the Power Systems platform addresses the major challenges of organizations today, and what benefits organizations can expect. Read it now ›

Cloud Corner

SUSE Manager Now Available in Public Clouds in “Bring Your Own Subscription” Program

You can now use SUSE Manager in leading public clouds, thanks to the SUSE “bring-your-own-subscription” (BYOS) program. The program allows you to transfer your existing SUSE Manager subscriptions for use in public clouds provided by SUSE Certified Cloud Service Providers including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Compute Engine and Microsoft Azure—at no additional cost and with continued support directly from SUSE. Learn more ›

To learn what the benefits of the BYOS program for SUSE Manager in the public cloud are and how to use SUSE Manager in the public cloud, also read:

Improving Your Efficiencies with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on Azure

See how SUSE and Microsoft Azure cloud solutions work together to lower IT costs and raise efficiencies for businesses as they deploy and manage on premise and public cloud by watching this video.

What the Experts Say:
UNIX to Linux Migration

Are you considering migrating some workloads from UNIX to Linux, but aren’t sure where to start or how to weigh costs against benefits? SUSE can help with a new white paper, “UNIX to Linux Migration in Three Stages,” that provides a set of practical recommendations for organizations considering migrating applications from any UNIX platform to Linux.
Read it now ›

Customer Spotlight:
Sparda Bank

SUSE Helps Sparda Bank Achieve Improve Availability, Lower Software Costs

With customers expecting quick, easy access to their banking accounts and increasingly using mobile apps, Sparda Bank, based in Germany, wanted to ensure high availability and a boost in performance. Its IT provider, Sparda-Datenverarbeitung eG, came up with a solution: Run SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z on two IBM z13 servers. Results included greater availability with failover in seconds, improved efficiency (with three staff maintaining 120 virtual environments) and almost 50 percent lower software costs. Read the story ›

Regional News

Stop by the SUSE booth at these conferences. To get more information on each event, visit and click on the conference that interests you.

Teradata 2015 Partners Conference & Expo
Visit SUSE at Booth 37
Anaheim, CA / October 18-21, 2015

SAP TechEd
Visit SUSE at Booth #167
Las Vegas, NV / October 19-23, 2015

SuperComputing 2015
Austin, TX / November 15-20

Gartner Data Center Conference NA
Las Vegas, NV / December 7-10

Stay tuned to for more information.

Tech Summits

SUSE has been appearing at a number of one-day Tech Summits throughout the US and speaking on “The Next-Generation Data Center.” Learn how to leverage Docker technology in your data center in our session and with an expert at our table. To find out more about the program, visit

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