SUSE News / August 2015

SUSE Wins Two More Storage Awards

SUSE won twice at the Storage Awards 2015, receiving the "Editor's Choice" award for SUSE Enterprise Storage and the "Cloud Enabler of the Year" award. Presented by Storage Magazine, the Storage Awards are chosen by readers and magazine staff.
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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 ›

Customer Spotlight ›

Regional News ›

Breaking News

Expanded SUSE Partner Program to Bring SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 to 64-bit ARM Processors

SUSE has expanded its partner program to include support for 64-bit ARM server processors. SUSE will provide hardware OEM partners a version of SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 and work with them to deliver best-in-class products using 64-bit ARM chips from multiple vendors to enterprise customers. Read the press announcement.

Get more details about the expansion here.

USE Delivers SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 4

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 is now available. The new release makes it easier for customers to take advantage of the processing power and innovations of the latest hardware, increases scalability to enable running large-scale workloads such as in-memory databases and upgrades the high availability clustering stack to enhance service availability for mission-critical workloads. Learn more ›

SUSECon 2015

SUSECon Customer and Partner of the Year Nominations Now Open

For the first time at SUSECon, SUSE will be making Customer of the Year and Partner of the Year Awards—one each from the Americas, EMEA and APAC. Winners will receive airfare and lodging to attend SUSECon 2015 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, November 2-6. Nominations are open through September 1.

Date: November 2-6
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

SUSE Webinar Channel

Tune in to the SUSE Webinar Channel for free training to help you maximize your investment in SUSE solutions. Learn more about and register for the following live session on August 26:


“Improving Uptime for SAP HANA Business Critical Analytics Operations.” There are 2 times available to attend:

Worldwide Events

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

LinuxCon/Cloud Open/ContainerCon NA

VMware World North America

VMworld EMEA 2015

Seattle, WA

San Francisco, CA


Aug. 17-19

Aug. 30 – Sept. 3

Oct. 12-15

Coming to a city near you during 2015-2016:

  • SUSE and Intel OpenStack Workshops:

    • 5 cities in North America and 5 cities in Europe, starting in September. SUSE and Intel will share their vision of the data center of the future with a lively combination of presentations and demos on OpenStack cloud and software-defined infrastructure.

  • SUSE Linux Expert Days Road Tours:

    • Throughout 2015-2016 across North America and Europe. These popular single-day technical update events will deliver presentations and demos on major products and technologies from SUSE on the theme of “Software-defined World.”

Product Developments

Migrating from UNIX to SUSE Linux Enterprise: What’s the Total Economic Impact on Your Enterprise?

Now you can calculate how much your enterprise can save by migrating from UNIX to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. SUSE has created an ROI tool based on values reported in the Forrester Consulting report: “The Total Economic Impact of SUSE Linux Enterprise,” a study of the benefits that four global organizations that migrated to SUSE achieved. Try it out ›

Docker: What It Does and How to Use It.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 includes support for Docker, an open source technology that automates the deployment of applications inside Linux containers. Read the white paper to find out how it can benefit your organization. Take a recorded video mini-course on how to use it:

SUSE Extends the Life Cycle of Linux Enterprise Server 11 Products

SUSE has increased the life cycle of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 from seven-plus-three-years to ten-plus-three-years, giving customers more time under general support. Learn more ›

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server: Running on the Number One Supercomputers in the U.S., Europe and Saudi Arabia

What’s new in the latest Top500 list of supercomputers worldwide? A version of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is powering the number one supercomputers in the U.S., Europe and Saudi Arabia. Read more ›

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Tuning and Optimization Guide: Part 2

The second part of the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server guide for network and CPU tuning and optimization is now available here. You can read part one here.

Learn How the Leap Second Might Affect Your Enterprise

A leap second was added on June 30, 2015. Find out if it will affect your version of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and, if so, what to do about it.

What’s New in Storage

The Business Case for Software-defined Storage—and SUSE Enterprise Storage

Why adopt software-defined storage? If you need convincing yourself, or need to make a business case, start your research here:

Partner Updates

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Selected for new SAP HANA Offering on IBM Power

IBM and SAP have collaborated for a new SAP HANA offering built on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. IBM delivered this solution in July 2015 with pre-defined server configurations that can be tailored to meet customer requirements for enterprise, mission-critical, real-time analytics with high reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS). While not offered as an appliance like x86-64 server deployments, IBM and SAP selected SUSE Linux Enterprise Server as the only operating system available for the initial release on Power servers.
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Up to 400 Use Cases for SAP HANA on SUSE Linux Enterprise

SUSE Linux Enterprise Linux was the first Linux operating system to run SAP HANA and is recommended by SAP. Discover why and get a link to 400 use cases for running SAP HANA on SUSE.

Cloud Corner

SUSE—the Only Linux High Performance Computing (HPC) Solution in Microsoft Azure

As the latest milestone in the longstanding Microsoft and SUSE technical partnership, Microsoft Azure announced the availability of SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 HPC as the first and only Linux HPC solution in Azure.
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SUSE OpenStack Cloud and VMware: How They Work Together

If you are already using VMware for virtualization, what can SUSE OpenStack Cloud do for you?
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Customer Spotlight

SUSE Manager Reduces Update Time for Wright Flood

Wright Flood, the largest provider of flood insurance administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), had to make security updates and compliance audits manually, on weekends. Then the company heard about—and installed—SUSE Manager, reducing update time from hours to minutes and compliance auditing time from one day to minutes.

Read the story ›

Regional News

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

LinuxCon/Cloud Open/ContainerCon NA

VMware World North America

Arizona Technology Summit

Seattle, WA

San Francisco, CA

Phoenix, AZ

Aug. 17-19

Aug. 30 – Sept. 3

Sept. 16

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