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Get more from your existing resources. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is affordable and includes money-saving features and time-saving tools.

As your business grows, you acquire additional technologies to manage, which adds complexity to your infrastructure. Alongside these acquisitions are systems and platforms that have run in your data centers for years. You continue to support these older technologies because they run business services and mission-critical applications your people rely on. On top of that, as IT budgets shrink, you're asked to squeeze more from your existing hardware resources.

To control costs, reduce complexity and ensure you get the most from your IT investments for years to come, we offer SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. This open source platform enables a continuous stream of innovation and encourages competition, which reduces risk. The center of a vibrant technology ecosystem, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server runs on five popular processor architectures, most of them low-cost, and supports multiple open source and third-party virtualization platforms.

With SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, you not only get more from the systems you already own, but also gain greater efficiencies from server consolidation. And because SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is the least expensive operating system on the market for creating and deploying virtual environments, you save even more. You can also use SUSE Linux Enterprise Server as a cost-effective guest operating system.

Although SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is a versatile and powerful addition to your mission-critical IT operations, it helps reduce complexity. The platform comes with powerful, easy-to-use tools that simplify installation, configuration, management and application development—even in the largest and most complex data centers.

Run Linux on Cost-effective Hardware

Are you under pressure to get more from your current systems and achieve enterprise-class performance and reliability—even from budget-friendly, industry-standard commodity hardware? We understand and designed SUSE Linux Enterprise Server to run on multiple platforms. Now you can match your workloads with the hardware best suited for the job so you can avoid expensive over-provisioning.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server runs on these five processor architectures:

  • x86 (32-bit)
  • x86_64 (64-bit)
  • Itanium (Itanium II or newer)
  • IBM z/Architecture (64-bit)

Use the Platform Optimized for All Major Third-party Hypervisors

Because enterprises are increasingly moving workloads to virtual and cloud environments, we have optimized SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for all major virtualization hypervisors and cloud platforms. With virtualization, you can consolidate workloads onto fewer physical servers. As a result, you get more from your underutilized systems and lower the costs of acquiring and maintaining hardware. Additionally, consolidation saves space in the data center and keeps power and cooling costs down.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is the perfect guest operating system for virtual servers created with hypervisor technologies from VMware, Microsoft and Citrix. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is optimized to deliver superior performance with VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer. It's also the most affordable operating system to use in these virtual environments.

Take Advantage of Built-in Virtualization Capabilities

Increased performance and efficiency doesn't have to empty your wallet or burden your IT team with administration nightmares. Each SUSE Linux Enterprise Server subscription includes support for all the leading open source hypervisor technologies. It ships with Xen, the most widely used open source virtualization hypervisor, and Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM), an emerging open source technology. To make life easier on your IT staff, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server includes graphical and command-line tools that dramatically simplify installing, configuring and managing your virtualized environments.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is the perfect host operating system for running virtual Windows workloads. With optional paravirtualized drivers in the SUSE Linux Enterprise Virtual Machine Driver Pack, you can consolidate Windows applications and run them with near-native performance on virtualized Linux servers.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server includes the latest Xen 4.1 hypervisor, which provides better performance, especially for I/O intensive workloads. It also supports Linux Containers, highly efficient, low overhead OS virtualization. Linux integration components for Hyper-V are offered, as well as Windows guest support for KVM. Also, new paravirtualized drivers for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 guests are available with the latest SUSE Linux Enterprise Virtual Machine Driver Pack.

No matter which virtualization hypervisor you use, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is your best choice for running virtual Linux services.

Save Time with Powerful Administration and Development Tools

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server also comes with administration and development tools that make it simpler for your staff to install, configure and support Linux in your data center. Easy to use, and with the power to handle large numbers of systems, these tools cut maintenance costs and save time, freeing your staff to focus on adding more value to your business.

These tools include:

  • ZYpp: Quickly manage package installations and resolve dependencies with the fastest update stack available on any enterprise Linux distribution.
  • YaST®, AutoYaST and WebYaST: YaST offers a user-friendly environment for server installation, configuration and management. AutoYaST extends these capabilities by enabling automated remote systems configuration and mass deployment, while WebYaST offers the functionality of YaST through a web browser.
  • Subscription Management Tool (SMT): Centrally manage software updates on a per-system basis and track your entitlements across large deployments—all within your firewall.
  • Software development kit (SDK): The comprehensive SDK included with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server enables you to create applications quickly and effectively. It provides developers with powerful open source programming languages, integrated development environments, libraries, compilers, debuggers and simulators.

Protect Your Investment

Because it's designed for interoperability and optimized for virtual and cloud environments, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server paves the way for your future growth. This versatile and flexible platform enables you to move easily from older servers to new, more powerful systems when they become available or when your business needs change. It also enables you to move mission-critical workloads and business services from physical to virtual and cloud environments.

Compared with traditional UNIX, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is a much more cost-effective platform. Not only can you run Linux on x86 systems, which are much lower in cost compared with RISC-based architectures such as SPARC, but you can also save a bundle in software licenses.

Isn't it time you considered an open platform with transparent source code that reduces your risk and protects your IT investments? The open source model of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server supports continuous innovation and minimizes the risk of single-vendor lock-in, so you're never at the mercy of one technology provider.

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