SUSE Releases Update to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications

June 19, 2012

Latest version of operating system optimized for SAP software solutions delivers enhanced performance and improved portability

Nuremberg, Germany

SUSE today announced, as part of its ongoing alliance with SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the release of SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 2 (SP2) for SAP® Applications.  Built using the recently updated SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2 platform, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications increases the performance of compute and memory-intensive workloads, including those involving the SAP HANA® platform. The operating platform optimized for running SAP solutions also supports the latest hypervisors, helping customers move physical workloads to virtual and cloud environments more quickly and easily.

“With Service Pack 2, we're helping our joint customers that run SAP solutions on SUSE Linux Enterprise take advantage of technology innovations such as SAP HANA and seamless migration to cloud environments such as Amazon EC2,” said Michael Miller, vice president of global alliances and marketing, SUSE.

Major enhancements include:

  • Updated Linux kernel 3.0 from SUSE allows customers to run SAP applications on the latest hardware platforms to improve reliability, scalability and  performance of compute and memory intensive workloads
  • Support for the latest hypervisor technologies, such as Xen and KVM, simplifies the migration of native workloads to virtual and cloud environments
  • Enhancements  to the installation wizard eases configuration and set up of latest versions of the SAP NetWeaver® technology platform and Sybase solutions from SAP
  • New antivirus tool-kit integration improves cross-platform threat detection

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For more information about SUSE Linux Server for SAP Applications, please visit: or visit to download complimentary resources and best practices for migrating key application and infrastructure workloads from UNIX to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (registration required).

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SUSE is a leading provider of enterprise Linux solutions that help companies increase agility, reduce cost and manage complexity.  With a portfolio centered on SUSE Linux Enterprise, the most interoperable platform for mission-critical computing, SUSE enables organizations to confidently deliver computing services across physical, virtual and cloud environments.  With our award-winning products and ecosystem of partnerships, SUSE solutions empower thousands of organizations around the world. For more information, visit us at

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