February 2017 / SUSE News

SUSECON 2017 Is Headed to Prague, Czechia

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Solutions and Products ›

DevOps ›

Partner Updates ›

SUSE Expert Days ›

Customer Spotlight ›

Regional News ›

Breaking News

SUSECON 2017, SUSE’s Global Open Source User Conference is Headed to Prague, Czechia

SUSE has announced that SUSECON™ 2017, its annual global end-user conference, will be held Sept. 25-29 in historic Prague, Czechia, at the Hilton Prague hotel. The conference will showcase the latest developments in enterprise-grade, software-defined infrastructure with leading Linux, OpenStack and Ceph-based solutions. In addition, there will be in-depth sessions on other key technology topics such as Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service, Container-as-a-Service, NFV, software-defined storage and software-defined networking. SUSECON will also feature informative keynotes and demos from SUSE and partner open source experts, intensive technical training on SUSE solutions and free-of-charge certification exams. Learn more

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 its 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 Webinar Channel

Container as a Service Platform—An Introduction

Modern IT demands more out of containers. SUSE is creating an easy to use platform solution that helps you deliver Container as a Service with ease. This session will focus on MicroOS—one of the key technologies involved in creating the solution.

Date: February 15
Time: 7 a.m. PST / 4 p.m. CET

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Container as a Service Platform—Grow Your Technical Knowledge

Get some excellent technical details on Container as a Service in only 15 minutes!

Date: February 22
Time: 7 a.m. PST / 4 p.m. CET

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Moving with Salt and SUSE Manager—Grow Your Technical Knowledge

When was the last time you looked at SUSE Manager? Are you running an older version? Are you running Satellite 5.X or Spacewalk? SUSE Manager has powerful capabilities that you might not know about, especially as SaltStack integration progresses.

In this webinar we will highlight some of the great integrations that have already been done. Then, our focus will turn to getting there from where you are: migrating from existing SUSE Manager, Satellite, or Spacewalk. We will show how to migrate your server to SUSE Manager and your clients to SaltStack minions with practical tips.

Join us to get some excellent technical details in only 15 minutes!

Date: February 23
Time: 7 a.m. PST / 4 p.m. CET

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Solutions and Products

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP

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. In this past webinar, you will learn how to 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 and protect remote data volumes. Watch here

Software-defined Infrastructure

Enabling Innovation in the Digital Economy
IT vendors of every description are talking about the software-defined data center these days, but it’s still just talk. The fully formed, highly automated, totally orchestrated software-defined data center that is the basis for shared, on-demand IT services isn’t here yet. Read more

The Path to a Software-defined Data Center
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. Read more


Use openSUSE on Windows 10
Learn how to make Windows green again. SUSE Product Manager Hannes Kuehnemund explains how to use openSUSE inside Windows 10 and how to install it. Read more

Product Updates

SUSE Manager—SUSE Manager 3.0.3 is Now Available
SUSE has released SUSE Manager 3.0.3. With this release there are some pretty exciting updates, such as a refreshed Salt 2015.8.12, improved support for Live Patching and SSH Pull with Salt. Click here to learn more about the release.


Stay Business Relevant and Achieve Business Agility with DevOps

While achieving business agility requires more than software and IT (for instance, the sales and marketing approach and the service and business models must be considered), applications are necessary to all businesses’ success. And today, DevOps is a dominant way to achieve business agility from a software and application perspective—from ideas to delivery to the market (and looping back indefinitely). When talking about DevOps, the first aspect to acknowledge is that this is a balanced combination of an adapted culture, appropriate tools and delivery/management processes. If one of these doesn’t match, the flow isn’t performing as it should, if it’s performing at all. Read more

The SUSE DevOps Team in Action

In this video, the DevOps team explains the day-to-day process with DevOps and presents technical DevOps examples. Watch here

Partner Updates

Microsoft SQL Server v.Next now on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Microsoft SQL Server v.Next is delivering the power of SQL Server for all your applications—and now on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server! Reduce and transform TCO with SQL Server v.Next, the industry-leading database now available on SUSE Enterprise Linux. Easily deploy on Microsoft Azure to build next-gen, intelligent apps that perform at scale. Get started by applying for the Early Adoption Program here. And for an introduction to SQL Server on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, be sure to watch the webinar featuring Travis Wright, Principal Program Manager for SQL Server v.Next at Microsoft, on the SUSE Webinar Channel!

SUSE Expert Days

Join Us for SUSE Expert Days

Our first Expert Days will start at the beginning of February. We will visit more than 80 cities all over the world to explain our vision on the data center of the future. Join us at a one-day event that addresses the challenges and solutions you face with digital transformation, software-defined infrastructure and DevOps.

Pick your stop and register today.

We hope to welcome you at one of these events!

Customer Spotlight



As an enterprise-class cloud service provider, Pi DATACENTERS wanted to offer its clients a transparent, cost-effective and technically superior experience. By selecting SUSE OpenStack Cloud, the company gained a cost-effective and open solution, backed by enterprise support from SUSE. With its “@PiCloud™” platform powered by SUSE OpenStack Cloud in place, Pi DATACENTERS provides robust, yet optimized, IaaS, PaaS, DRaaS and a host of other cloud-enabled services, allowing its enterprise customers to concentrate on their businesses, not IT. Learn more



As an enterprise cloud services provider, Symmetry needed an operating system to support its SAP HANA offering. The company found that SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications was the right OS to support its SAP HANA solution. Learn more

Regional News: North America

West 2017

San Diego

February 21–23

SUSE Expert Days

Define Your Future
Coming to North American cities from February 2 to May 9.

Click here to register for a city near you.

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