SUSE News / August 2016

SUSE Linux
Enterprise SP2
is Now in
Open Beta

In This Issue

Breaking News ›

SUSECON 2016 ›

SUSE Webinar Channel ›

Product Developments ›

Software-defined Data Center ›

Partner Updates ›

Customer Spotlight ›

Regional News ›

Breaking News

SUSE Helps Resellers Extend Software
Benefits to the Cloud

SUSE has introduced a new program that allows resellers of SUSE subscriptions to host SUSE software products on behalf of their end-user customers, providing more flexibility to both resellers and customers as they extend the benefits of SUSE products beyond customers’ on-site data centers. Learn more

SUSE Joins Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance
and Test Drive Program

SUSE has joined the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance as part of its ongoing strategy to enable customers to quickly respond to changing business needs. SUSE delivers cloud-based SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, including automated updates, to enterprise customers using the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. In addition, SUSE is now part of the Microsoft Test Drive program, so customers can easily and instantly evaluate SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for High Performance Computing via the Azure Marketplace for free. SUSE provides the only commercially supported Linux for HPC available via Microsoft Test Drive. Learn more

SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 2 Now in Open Beta

SUSE has released its public beta of SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP2, which makes a leap forward in helping businesses transform their IT to take advantage of modern data center and cloud computing opportunities. The open beta gives everyone early access to innovations and enhancements that allow their companies to take advantage of software-defined networking and network functions virtualization, to implement hardware-supported system security measurement for server-side transactions, and to use new upgrade and rollback functionality that reduces human error and time to deploy. Learn more

SUSE Wins Two Storage Magazine Awards for Cloud and Storage

SUSE OpenStack Cloud was named "Cloud Enabler of the Year" and SUSE Enterprise Storage earned "Availability Platform of the Year" for 2016 at the Storage Awards gala in London recently. With winners chosen by Storage Magazine readers, this is the second consecutive year SUSE has won awards for both cloud and storage solutions. Learn more


SUSECON 2016: “Early Bird” and Other Discount Pricing

Register now for SUSECON 2016 and take advantage of early bird, alumni or partner discount pricing.

  • Alumni discount: US$150 off current full conference pass price
  • Partner discount: 25% off current full conference pass price


SUSE Webinar Channel

As you look to transform your approach to infrastructure to capitalize on new innovations and data, you also face the challenges of increased complexity, costs and compliance. Join us to learn how SUSE Manager 3, the best-in-class, open source infrastructure management solution—now with Salt integration—can help you Tame IT. In addition to talking about the features and benefits of SUSE Manager, we will also take an in-depth look at the integration with Salt and the advanced configuration management capabilities it provides. We look forward to seeing you at this interactive session.

Date: Wednesday, August 24
Time: 7:00 a.m. PST

Register Today

Product Developments

SUSE Manager Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager

The third generation of SUSE Manager Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager has been released. SUSE Manager Management Pack is a SUSE maintained piece of .Net code that was co-developed by SUSE and Microsoft to tie into SCOM’s notification system.
Learn more

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for IBM Power Resource Library

The SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for IBM Power resource library is now online. The library features a variety of documents from white papers and data sheets to webcasts and demonstrations. There you will be able to find an answer to any questions you may have. You can visit the resource library here.

Get the Full Benefits out of Ceph Jewel Using SUSE Enterprise Storage 3

There are those moments when you read the future is “coming soon.” Like the Amazon “buy now” button for your fridge. But Ceph Jewel’s full capability is not here “soon.” It is here now, and again, it’s SUSE that is bringing it to you first. Learn more

Software-defined Data Center

Open Source vs Proprietary Software-defined Storage

Once upon a time, enterprise storage was defined by hardware. You installed a system and when it ran out of space or its performance started to creak, you bolted more capacity onto the side or brought in a new, larger system and managed the painful upgrade process, data migration, or both. Learn how SUSE Enterprise Storage is changing the IT storage landscape. Read more

The Power of 3

Choosing a storage approach for the modern data center involves quite a few calculations and considerations. If you’re a typical enterprise, you’ve probably virtualized just about every server you can, and that means choosing a solution that will fit in smartly with VMware and HyperV. Learn how SUSE Enterprise Storage supports software-defined object, file and block on the same system so you can realize cost savings on whatever platform or protocol you choose. Read more

Partner Updates

SUSE 27 SAP HANA Benchmarks

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP is the best platform for SAP landscapes. SUSE is ahead in the game of SAP HANA performance thanks to its players, game plan and execution. The good news is, you can pick the team you want to be on, so go with the team that will deliver the best implementation and SAP landscape maintenance. Learn more

SUSE Signs a Tier One Storage Partner in Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Learn more about Research 451’s take on the recent partnership between SUSE and Hewlett Packard Enterprise here.

Customer Spotlight

Heritage Foods

The poor performance and reliability of Heritage Foods’ existing platform for SAP ERP was causing delays and lost sales. By migrating from UNIX to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, the company boosted performance, increased availability and fault tolerance, and reduced costs. Read more

ICU IT Services

ICU IT Services is constantly looking for ways to help its customers get more out of their IT infrastructure. This commitment to innovation led ICU IT Services to launch new services for customers on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on the IBM LinuxONE Rockhopper system—the first LinuxONE environment to ever go live in the Benelux. Read more

Regional News: North America

Oak Ridge National Lab Tech Day

August 23, 2016
Oak Ridge, TN
Gold Sponsor


August 29–31, 2016
Montgomery, AL
Co-sponsored with MicroFocus (federal)

NASCIO Annual Summit

September 18–21, 2016
Orlando, FL
Gold Sponsor (co-sponsor with MicroFocus; state & local government)


September 20, 2016
Montreal, QC
Silver Sponsor

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