SUSE, Lenovo and the Future of the SAP Data Center

SUSE and Lenovo can help you plan for growth and extend the value of your SAP HANA investments

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Big Data Best Practices White Paper

Deploying Hadoop on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server using Lenovo System x3650 M4 servers

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Leibniz Supercomputing Centre Video

SuperMUC, powered by SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, is Europe's most powerful supercomputer

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Hapimag Case Study

Hapimag runs faster "what if" simulations after deploying System x solution for SAP HANA with Lenovo and SUSE

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SUSE and Lenovo Strategic Alliance

Together, SUSE and Lenovo provide the most interoperable way to build a data center.

Lenovo servers combined with open source infrastructure solutions from SUSE provide dependable, secure, high-performance solutions for enterprise computing.

Ideal for small, medium, and large enterprises, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on Lenovo servers gives customers the confidence to deploy their mission critical workloads.

Lenovo’s feature-rich platforms and SUSE’s enterprise-class open source technology help customers minimize downtime and increase operational efficiency.

Lenovo delivers broad support for SUSE across the ThinkServer, System x, and NeXtScale products.

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Mission Critical & SAP Environment

Did you know the largest SAP HANA platform in the world runs on System x and SUSE?

Lenovo System x servers, with their unique modular design, offer the agility and required infrastructure tuned to support the unique demands of mission critical applications.

And if you are looking for the best platform for, look no further: Lenovo System x servers have achieved multiple benchmarks running SAP applications.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server consistently deliver outstanding uptime and performance and is the preferred Linux platform of SAP. The only enterprise Linux distribution that includes high availability and clustering.

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Big Data

As IT architects begin implementing big data initiatives it is crucial they choose the right components.

Lenovo and SUSE offer easy to implement hardware, software and services for analyzing big data.

The Lenovo System x M5 servers, like the powerful two-socket x3650 M5, enhance performance and reduce power consumption of big data clusters as it is purpose built for big data workloads.

With one of the largest ISV ecosystems in the enterprise software industry, SUSE is ready to support your big data implementation today through our industry-leading strategic alliances and partnerships with leading big data companies. Click here to see who we work with.

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High Performance Computing

Help your organization solve the most demanding computational and data-intensive problems with SUSE and Lenovo!

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is synonymous with high-performance Linux running on 64-bit and mainframe systems, since SUSE engineers have made significant contributions to key kernel-related performance technologies.

NeXtScale™ System delivers dense performance across a variety of functions—from compute, IO, storage, and acceleration—in more cost- and energy-efficient ways than ever before and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is certified on Lenovo System x, Flex System, NeXtScale and ThinkServer platforms.


An efficient cloud infrastructure requires virtual machines be as fast as possible.

Lenovo offers a range of x86 servers to support your cloud solution so you can choose the infrastructure that meets your needs.

Both Lenovo System x and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server work with multiple hypervisors and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is both a perfect guest and a perfect host in virtualization.

The Lenovo NeXtScale platform is designed as a hyperscale computing platform, well suited for both High Performance and Cloud Computing, and SUSE OpenStack Cloud provides a cost-effective, easy-to-use, turnkey offering for customers interested in deploying their own cloud environment.

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Success Stories

Mission Critical & SAP Environment

Fritz Winter
Fritz Winter forges unstoppable business capabilities based on fully virtualized private cloud and SAP solutions

Hapimag runs faster ‘what if’ simulations after deploying System x solution for SAP HANA with Lenovo and SUSE.

Winnovation, an IT service provider, implemented SAP HANA with the Lenovo System x solution for SAP HANA running SUSE to gain hands-on experience with in-memory technology and provide training to other SAP Partners and customers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Kwizda Group
Kwizda Group, a pharmaceutical company, strengthened their wholesale business division by implementing SAP S/4HANA with the Lenovo System x3950 X6 solution for SAP HANA solution running SUSE.

Freudenberg IT (FIT)
FIT serves hundreds of clients with hosted SAP HANA based on flexible, scalable Lenovo Solution for SAP HANA appliances running SUSE, at significantly reduced operational costs.

Unistar PRO
Unistar PRO, one of the leading IT services providers in Slovenia, ensures 99% up-time and system availability runs SAP HANA using the Lenovo infrastructure solution with SUSE.

High Performance Computing

Leibniz Supercomputing Centre
SuperMUC Supercomputer runs SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on System x to improve compute power by a factor of 50 and efficiency by at least a factor of 20. Learn more on case study.

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
PIK needed a new Lenovo supercomputer running on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server to evaluate huge volumes of data around global climate change.

University of Darmstadt
Darmstadt deployed a new supercomputing environment based on System x on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, which offers 38 times the performance of the previous supercomputer.