January 2017 / SUSE News

SUSE Acquires Talent and Technology
Assets from HPE

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Breaking News

SUSE Acquires OpenStack IaaS and Cloud Foundry PaaS Talent and Technology Assets from HPE to Accelerate Growth and Entry into New Markets

SUSE has entered into an agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to acquire technology and talent that will expand SUSE’s OpenStack Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution and accelerate SUSE’s entry into the growing Cloud Foundry Platform as a Service (PaaS) market. The acquired OpenStack assets will be integrated into SUSE OpenStack Cloud, and the acquired Cloud Foundry and PaaS assets will enable SUSE to bring to market a certified, enterprise-ready SUSE Cloud Foundry PaaS solution for all customers and partners in the SUSE ecosystem. The agreement includes HPE naming SUSE as its preferred open source partner for Linux, OpenStack and Cloud Foundry solutions. In addition, SUSE has increased its engagement with the Cloud Foundry Foundation, becoming a platinum member and taking a seat on the Cloud Foundry Foundation board. Learn more

SUSE Poised for Greater Growth in Software-defined Storage Market by Acquiring openATTIC Storage Management Assets from it-novum

As part of its growth strategy, SUSE has acquired software-defined storage management assets from German IT firm it-novum, including openATTIC, the open source Ceph and storage management framework. The acquisition allows SUSE to accelerate its use of openATTIC as the management framework for SUSE Enterprise Storage and will help the company deliver simpler, more cost-effective enterprise storage management solutions. As part of the transaction, a team of highly skilled open source engineers from it-novum has joined SUSE. Learn more

New SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 2 Speeds Innovation with Reliability

As enterprises worldwide seek greater competitive advantage and growth via open source technologies, SUSE unveiled SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 2 to power physical, virtual and cloud-based mission-critical workloads. The newest version of the world-class SUSE Linux Enterprise Server open source operating system, SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP2, will help customers accelerate innovation, improve system reliability, meet tough security requirements and adapt to new technologies. More than two-thirds of the Fortune Global 100 use SUSE Linux Enterprise. Learn more

SUSE OpenStack Cloud 7 Bringing Agility and Innovation to Software-defined Infrastructure

SUSE has announced SUSE OpenStack Cloud 7, the latest enterprise-ready OpenStack platform for building IaaS private clouds. Powered by newly released OpenStack Newton, SUSE OpenStack Cloud 7 includes new Container as a Service (CaaS) capabilities, along with non-disruptive upgrade capabilities to avoid downtime and service interruption. These enhancements offer customers the ability to accelerate innovation and improve agility in order to deliver value faster and overcome the shifting challenges of today’s business environment. Read more

Partner Updates

Fujitsu and SUSE Expand Strategic Alliance to Develop and Support Open Source Products

SUSE and Fujitsu have announced they are strengthening their strategic alliance to commit resources—from development to marketing and sales—within the open source community to hybrid cloud products, mission-critical support and future container technologies. Read more

SUSE Extends Partner Software Certification for Cloud and Storage Customers

SUSE is extending its “SUSE Ready” application-certification program to include SUSE OpenStack Cloud and SUSE Enterprise Storage. A long-standing benefit to SUSE Linux Enterprise partners and customers, SUSE Ready verifies for customers that partner solutions are mutually tested and supported on SUSE software. This enables customers to confidently build out their software-defined infrastructures using compatible and supported third-party solutions that best meet their business requirements, without being locked in to a single vendor. Learn more

SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems—The Best of Both Worlds

When combining SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SAP HANA and IBM Power Systems, businesses benefit from better data management, openness and innovation. Click here to find a simple, smart and fast solution to enhance your hardware platform.

SUSE Webinar Channel

Product Update: SUSE delivers fast and reliable deployments for SAP Landscapes

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications is the leading Linux platform for SAP HANA, SAP NetWeaver and S/4HANA solutions. Why? Quite simply, because it delivers optimized performance and reduced downtime, as well as faster SAP landscape deployments.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP2 is now available. Join Hannes Kuehnemund and Michael Tabron as they describe the new and updated features that ease migration to the all-Linux SAP S/4HANA, accelerate deployment of SAP applications, tune SAP HANA for improved performance and create an even more resilient and secure SAP environment. They’ll talk about how you can:

  • Install and configure SAP environments faster and easier
  • Ease the transition from SAP landscapes on Microsoft Windows Server to the new Linux-only S/4HANA environments
  • Protect remote data volumes

Date: January 18
Time: 7 a.m. PST – 4 p.m. CET

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SUSE for SAP Environment—Grow Your Technical Knowledge

Get some excellent technical details on SUSE for SAP Environments in only 20 minutes!

Date: January 25
Time: 7 a.m. PST – 4 p.m. CET

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Solutions and Products

Storage Center

SUSE Enterprise Storage 4 Solves Large Data Storage Dilemma for Customers
For enterprises in data-intensive or highly regulated industries and those needing highly scalable and resilient storage solutions, SUSE has announced the upcoming availability of SUSE Enterprise Storage 4, powered by Ceph technology. SUSE Enterprise Storage 4 marks the first production release of CephFS and is the ideal solution for bulk, archive and “large data” storage management. It enables customers to cost-effectively transform their enterprise storage infrastructure to seamlessly adapt to changing business and data demands. Read more.

Cloud Corner

SUSE Expands Reach of Certified OpenStack Administrator with
SUSE Exam Platform

SUSE has expanded the reach of the OpenStack Foundation’s Certified OpenStack Administrator certification by increasing the number of platforms on which candidates can take the COA exam. As announced at SUSECON in November 2016, OpenStack professionals are now able to take the COA on a SUSE platform. This allows those who have taken SUSE’s OpenStack administration training to take the COA exam on the same platform they used to learn about OpenStack. The additional exam choice will increase interest and expand the number of COA professionals in the marketplace.

SUSE Embedded

Good Things Come in Fewer Packages
You may know that Linux is one of the fastest growing platforms for embedded systems, with a projected CAGR of 17% over the next several years. What you may not know is that SUSE is uniquely positioned to provide its enterprise level expertise, security, and support to the organizations that develop and manufacture products that require a fixed-function, embedded operating system. More and more embedded system developers are realizing the value of having a Linux partner to help steer the design and development process, and one with the experience and expertise to deliver ongoing system management and maintenance. With SUSE Embedded, the benefits include:

  • Unrivaled business partnership with embedded specific agreements
  • Expert training, technical support, and dedicated support integrations
  • Access to the development tools included in SUSE Linux Enterprise
  • Regularly scheduled maintenance across a product lifecycle
  • Admin, engineer, or architect certification


Take a look at the attached brochure for a quick snapshot of SUSE Embedded, learn more at www.suse.com/embedded, or drop us a line today at embedded@suse.com to get the conversation started.

Product Updates

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications extended its leadership as the premier operating environment for SAP landscapes with the availability of version 12 Service Pack 2 in early November 2016. This release includes new and updated features that ease the transition to the all-Linux environment of SAP S/4HANA, accelerate deployment of SAP applications, tune SAP HANA for improved performance and create a more resilient and secure SAP environment. Click here to read about the key new features.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Running on IBM Power Systems
SUSE has announced two exciting product updates for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server solutions running on IBM Power Systems. Features include the ability to boot large-memory systems faster, reduced downtime and the capability to implement cost-effective, high performance data analytics. Click here to view other key features.

SUSE Expert Days

Join Us for SUSE Expert Days

SUSE is excited to announce the 2017 tour of SUSE Expert Days. We are happy to help you define your future data center in a one-day event that addresses the challenges you face with digital transformation, software-defined infrastructure, and DevOps.

You can find dates and cities on our SUSE Expert Days page. Mark your calendars and spread the word with everyone you know. See you around!

Customer Spotlight



SAGAFLOR AG has embraced in-memory computing to give its staff instant insight into business performance and to streamline operations. Deploying SAP HANA on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications enabled the company to take advantage of a tailor-made distribution with a range of optimizations, paving the way for removing Red Hat Enterprise Linux from their environment and enabling them to standardize on a single high availability, high-performance platform with SUSE, ensuring simplified operations. Learn more



KEONICS wanted to offer Linux application hosting to local communities, businesses, and government departments. It realized that it could utilize its existing IBM System z mainframe, but in order to reliably host mission-critical applications, it would need a fully supported, enterprise-standard operating system. This led KEONICS to implement SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z. Now, by hosting applications on its mainframe, KEONICS can offer the flexibility of cloud hosting, coupled with the security of an on-premises solution. Learn more

dm-drogerie markt

dm-drogerie markt

To innovate faster than its rivals, dm-drogerie markt migrated its SAP environment to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications. This gives them a huge advantage because SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is typically the first supported platform for new SAP offerings. With support from SUSE Consulting, the company completed the migration three months earlier than planned. With the new SUSE platform in place, dm-drogerie markt has cut SAP response times by 40 percent on average. Learn more

Regional News: North America

West 2017

San Diego

February 21–23

SUSE Expert Days

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