SUSE News / January

Another Award for SUSE OpenStack Cloud—and More

In This Issue

Breaking News ›

SUSE Webinar Channel ›

Worldwide Events ›

Product Developments ›

What’s New in Storage ›

Partner Updates ›

Cloud Corner ›

Customer Spotlight ›

Regional News ›


Breaking News

SUSE OpenStack Cloud Wins Cloud IaaS
Product of the Year Award

SUSE OpenStack Cloud has received the Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Solution of the Year Award from IT publisher Angel Business Communications. Readers chose the winners from a list of finalists suggested by the Angel editorial staff. Learn more, including which other products SUSE beat, here.

SUSE Embraces Open Source NFV for Software-defined Data Center Offerings

SUSE has joined the Open Platform for Network Function Virtualization (OPNFV) Project as a Platinum member. OPNFV is an integrated, carrier-grade open source platform for accelerating the introduction of new products and services that use network function virtualization (NFV) to the software-defined data center. These efforts will directly benefit SUSE telecom and other customers and partners who need carrier-grade capabilities. SUSE also plans to add NFV to SUSE solutions, including SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE OpenStack Cloud and SUSE Enterprise Storage.
Learn more about these and related past efforts.

SUSE Webinar Channel

Live Webinar: Starting to Build a Software-defined Data Center

Date: Wednesday, January 18

Times: 7 a.m. PST and 9 a.m. PST

Abstract: Imagine if you could build one internal infrastructure that has the flexibility to quickly provision resources based on the unique requirements of each application. This is possible in a software-defined data center. This session explains how SUSE can help you achieve this goal with open source technologies like OpenStack, Docker Linux containers and Ceph.
Register now ›


SAP4/SAP HANA is the Future for SAP Landscapes

Industry experts from SUSE, Lenovo and Bluefin present their best practices for managing the complexity of SAP application infrastructure.

Storage Redefined: Introducing SUSE Enterprise Storage 2

Learn about significant new features like iSCSI storage protocol that enable non-Linux servers (UNIX, Windows, VMware) to access storage from a SUSE Enterprise Storage cluster.

Designing Resilient SAP Architectures on Linux

Find out how SUSE Linux Enterprise Server can optimize your use of SAP enterprise solutions and SAP HANA.

Worldwide Events

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

SCaLE 14x
Los Angeles, USA / January 21-24

SAP Expertenforum
SAP PartnerPort, Walldorf, DE / January 18

HPE Technology & Solutions Summit 2016
Cannes, FR / February 2-5

Cisco Live!
Berlin, DE / February 15-19

SUSE Expert Days
Cities worldwide / February-April

Meet face to face in these all-day events with experts on OpenStack cloud, Docker, Software-defined Storage, and more.

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

Product Developments

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 1 and SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 12 Service Pack 1—Now Available

In Service Pack 1, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 and SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability 12 offer even more features that help organizations increase uptime, accelerate innovation and improve operational efficiency. Key enhancements include full support for Linux containers with Docker, full system rollback of SUSE service packs and many ease-of-use enhancements. Partners may learn more here ›

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 JeOS (Just Enough Operating System) Ready to Go

A part of the Service Pack 1 release, SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 JeOS is now available. Based on the same code base as SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, it trims down components to keep the size small for virtualization environments such as Xen, KVM, VMware ESX and Microsoft Hyper-V. It’s ready to deploy and easy to customize. Learn more ›

Live Patching…LIVE!

If you are still dreaming of zero downtime for patching and upgrades and like what you hear about SUSE Enterprise Live Patching, see for yourself and try it.

Three Reasons to Look Forward to SUSE Manager 3.

SUSE Manager 3 is coming in 2016—it will be even better because of three new features:

  • A redisigned System Management Tool (SMT)
  • Integration of the easy-to-use, open source Icinga enterprise monitoring stack
  • The popular—as well as very scalable, fast and secure—remote execution, orchestration and configuration management framework Salt.

Learn more ›

“Something Wicked This Way Comes”: A Quick Start Guide for Wicked Networking in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12

Introduced with SUSE Linux Enterprise 12, Wicked is a local network management tool that makes it easy to manage ever-more-complicated network configurations such as VLAN, virtualization, bridging, bonding and IPv6. With Wicked, you can change configuration dynamically, providing network configuration as a service. Learn more in this blog.
Get the technical guide here

New and Enhanced SUSE Training to Boost User Effectiveness and Value

Take advantage of new enhancements and additions to SUSE training programs that make it easier to get the skills you need to run today’s data center effectively. New to the program are courses on SUSE OpenStack Cloud and SUSE Enterprise Storage, online availability of technical certification training and exams, a cross-certification agreement with the Linux Foundation and an improved, SUSE focused worldwide training partner network. Read more ›

What’s New in Storage?

SUSE Enterprise Storage 2: What’s New? How Does It Work?

What’s new in SUSE Enterprise Storage 2? New functionality like horizontally scaling iSCSI support, on-disk encryption, a Crowbar installation appliance and more. Learn what these features can do for you in a blog and get help in using iSCSI in an article.

SUSE Enterprise Storage 2 via ISCI: A Guide

If you are considering purchasing or have purchased SUSE Enterprise Storage, SUSE has a guide you can follow to create an iSCSI target using the bundled utilities included in SUSE Enterprise Storage 2 and connecting to it via a remote server (iSCSI initiator). Access the guide.

Partner Updates

SUSE and IBM Power Webinar Series

Take advantage of the latest SUSE and IBM Power webinar, “Customer Best Practices for SAP HANA on IBM Power and SUSE Linux Enterprise” for an overview of why Power Systems and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications are ideal SAP HANA deployments. You will also hear from Dr. Harald Kienegger of Technical University of Munich as he discusses the success his university is having with its IBM, SUSE, and SAP HANA solution. Watch the webinar replay as well as previous webinars in the SUSE-IBM Power series.

SUSE, SAP and Cisco Partner on SAP HANA Disaster Recovery

SUSE Linux and SUSE OpenStack Cloud: Powering SAP Applications in the Cloud

If you want to deploy and use your SAP applications in the cloud, you can rely on the SUSE OpenStack Cloud and SUSE Linux Enterprise for a production-ready solution with fast deployment, easy management and investment protection. Learn more ›

Deploying OpenStack Just Got Easier with a Ravello Systems and SUSE OpenStack Cloud Solution

SUSE OpenStack Cloud 5 now works with Ravello Systems technology that runs your existing virtual machine workloads completely unmodified in a public cloud (such as Amazon Web Services or Google Compute Engine) for development and test. This makes deploying an OpenStack environment easy, quick, reusable and ideal as a demonstration sandbox.Learn more ›

Cloud Corner

SUSE Joins Cloud Foundry Foundation

SUSE has joined the Cloud Foundry Foundation, an independent, non-profit organization for developing Cloud Foundry as the global industry standard for open platform-as-a-service (PaaS). As a member, SUSE will help advance the leading open source and open standards approach to cloud application development and management. It will also collaborate with SAP on the foundation's BOSH OpenStack Cloud Provider Interface (CPI) project for helping Cloud Foundry users to more easily run applications of their choice on public or private clouds. Learn more ›

How the OpenStack Business Model Works for You (Not the Vendor)

If you need to convince your boss—or yourself—that OpenStack is the best route to the cloud, here's a clear but brief explanation of how the OpenStack business model can help you. Learn more ›

Customer Spotlight: Datalounges and Altran

Read how SUSE solutions are helping companies benefit from public and private clouds.

Datalounges Uses SUSE OpenStack Cloud to Get Companies Up to Speed in the Cloud

Finnish enterprise cloud service provider Datalounges has used SUSE OpenStack Cloud as its cloud services platform from its beginning—because it found SUSE to be superior to Red Hat in pricing, enterprise-level support and built-in automation features. With its own experienced support, plus the robust SUSE OpenStack Cloud platform, it can offer customers extremely high reliability and performance and get new customers up and running very rapidly. Read the story ›

Altran Chooses SUSE on Microsoft Azure for a Low-Cost, but Secure and Stable Environment

A leading global engineering consulting company, Altran helps customers in the aerospace, automotive, energy, railways, finance, healthcare and telecom industries with innovation and high-tech projects. With more than 500 employees in the Nordics, it has a resume application for matching skills to projects. t chose SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on Microsoft Azure as it's platform for this application because of its flexibility, security, stability and high availability. The seamless integration of the SUSE operating system with Microsoft Azure has resulted in an easily managed cloud environment. 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.

SCaLE 14x
Los Angeles / January 21-24
SUSE is a Silver sponsor.

Medical Design & Manufacturing West
Anaheim / February 9-11
Visit SUSE at Booth #661.

TechSummit Events
Chicago / February 16
Indianapolis / February 17
Milwaukee / June 22
Come to SUSE’s presentation, “The Next Generation Data Center.”

SUSE Expert Linux Days
27 Cities in Canada and US / February 2-May 5
Meet face-to-face in these all-day events with experts on OpenStack Cloud, Docker, Software-defined Storage and more. To sign up for a location and date convenient for you, visit—and scroll down.

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