November 2016 / SUSE News

SUSE and SaltStack Partner to Provide Enterprise IT Automation at Scale


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Customer Spotlight ›

Regional News ›

Breaking News

SUSE and SaltStack Partner to Provide
Enterprise IT Automation at Scale

SUSE and SaltStack are expanding their partnership to offer customers automated management of virtually all data center resources at a massive scale. SaltStack Enterprise and SUSE Manager 3 running on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server deliver intelligent, event-driven orchestration of heterogeneous enterprise IT systems today. SUSE and SaltStack are collaborating to further integrate and extend these capabilities through upstream Salt development to optimize cloud, container and storage resources, thus enabling digital business. Learn more

SUSE Linux Enterprise Provides Operating Environment for SAP HANA, Express Edition

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications is now available free as part of a new offering: SAP HANA, express edition. The combination of the leading Linux platform for SAP solutions and SAP HANA in a streamlined package is designed to allow Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X users to develop new SAP HANA-based applications more easily and conveniently. Learn more

SUSE Helps Channel Better Meet Customer Needs with Open Source Technology

SUSE is making it easier for channel partners to address the key needs of their customers with the introduction of a new SUSE channel partner program. Partners that resell open source enterprise technology from SUSE will benefit from new, improved training and certification pathways, along with enhanced profitability structures that recognize and reward partners’ engagements with SUSE. The program focuses on four SUSE solution areas for channel partners: Enterprise Linux, Software-defined Storage, OpenStack Cloud and Systems Management. Learn more

SUSE Enterprise Storage Wins “Cloud
Storage Product of the Year”

SUSE Enterprise Storage was honored as the Cloud Storage Product of the Year during the Cloudhosting awards 2016. This brings the solution award count to a total of 10 since February 2015. Read more

SUSE Webinar Channel

This month, SUSE has four very exciting sessions scheduled for you! Be sure to reserve your seat to learn all about SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 and SUSE Enterprise Storage on our 60-minute webinars or by joining our 20-minute StandUp technical deep-dive sessions! See for yourself what we have scheduled for you, or click one of the direct links per session, below.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12—New Feature Highlights!

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 is raising the bar in helping organizations to accelerate innovation, enhance system reliability, meet tough security requirements and adapt to new technologies. In this power-packed session, learn about the latest SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 features showcased at SUSECON in November 2016.

Date: November 15
Time: 7 a.m. PST | 4 p.m. CET

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SUSE Enterprise Storage—Get Industry Best Practices to Enhance Your Business!

Time has flown since we announced SUSE Enterprise Storage 1.0 on February 17, 2015. Each release since then has demonstrated major leaps forward in functionality, quality and stability. Learn the latest about the multi-award winning SUSE Enterprise Storage.

Date: November 17
Time: 7 a.m. PST | 4 p.m. CET

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Monthly StandUp: SUSE Linux Enterprise 12—Grab a Coffee and Grow Your Technical Knowledge in Only 20 Minutes!

Date: November 29
Time: 7 a.m. PST | 4 p.m. CET

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Monthly StandUp: SUSE Enterprise Storage—Get In-depth Technical Insights on this Compelling Topic During Your Coffee Break!

Date: November 30
Time: 7 a.m. PST | 4 p.m. CET

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Solutions and Products

Business Agility

Enabling Innovation in the Digital Economy
The need for greater business agility is driving new requirements for faster service delivery and more efficient operations. The traditional approach of setting up new hardware systems dedicated to each new workload has its limitations in today’s fast-paced, highly competitive business world. The open source community is leading the innovation for a software-defined infrastructure that puts business applications at the center of your IT operations. Learn five steps to implementing a software-defined infrastructure by clicking here.

Storage Center

Chatting with Intel about Software-defined Storage
SUSE’s Jason Phippen was invited by Intel to discuss software-defined storage and SUSE Enterprise Storage, based on Ceph technology. Listen to the podcast here.

SUSE Enterprise Storage and Intel
SUSE has a new microsite in the Intel Storage Builders network. See it here. You can also find their solution brief on how to keep pace with the rapidly growing demand for data storage here.

Cloud Corner

OpenStack and Newton’s Laws of Motion
The latest OpenStack, code-named Newton, has just been released. If you remember Physics 101, classical mechanics is based on Isaac Newton’s three laws of motion. The first law deals with inertia: objects will remain at rest or move at constant velocity unless acted upon by an outside force. The second law is all about acceleration: the forces acting on an object will cause that object to accelerate and the rate of acceleration is proportional to the force. The third law is frequently stated as, “for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Click here to see how OpenStack fits in.

The New Buzzword: Intelligence
You are likely working with many people involved in data analysis. However, the new trend revolves around Intelligence: Business Intelligence, Data Intelligence and Threat Intelligence. In short, these are the people who glean value out of data. They use data-driven decisions to improve their business and to generate revenue. Click here for training opportunities and quick start templates to keep up with current trends.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications

Migrating SAP Applications to HANA on AWS
Join us for a webinar to learn from SAP Partner Protera Technologies about best practices for migrating SAP applications to HANA and the benefits of running the new HANA environment on AWS on SUSE Linux Enterprise for SAP Applications.

Zero Downtime

Under Pressure in the Pursuit of Zero Downtime
The business of data center infrastructure can often feel like being a homeowner, with something always needing to be monitored, replaced or modernized. So if maintaining a data center feels like this to you, you need a more reliable foundation, especially for your mission-critical workloads. Read more.

New Online Store

The New SUSE Merchandise Store

We have great news! Recently we launched our new SUSE Merchandise store. It is filled with cool SUSE must-haves such as t-shirts, notebooks, pens and hats. Not to mention, you can purchase one of our most popular collector’s items: our plush Chameleons, large or small! Visit our online store today and check it out for yourself.

Customer Spotlight

ONGC Tripura Power Company (OTPC)

OTPC needed to find a stable, high-performance platform for its greenfield implementation of SAP ERP. Following a detailed study of possible platforms, the India-based energy company concluded that SUSE Enterprise Server for SAP Applications would offer considerably lower total cost of ownership than commercial UNIX options or Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Learn more.

Regional News: North America

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Public Sector CIO Academy

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November 17—tabletop and speaker

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