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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 offers advanced RAS and resiliency to meet your service-level agreements and keep your business up and running.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 helps you to minimize planned and unplanned downtime and maximize service availability. You can leverage its advanced reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) and resiliency to meet your service–level agreements (SLAs) and keep your business up and running. All this is possible through a number of new and improved features.

Improving resiliency with full system rollback

When an unplanned event like a crash or power outage brings your business to a halt, you need resilient systems that allow you to recover quickly and avoid further downtime. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server lets you roll back a full system, including its kernel files, quickly and easily with just one click. With its efficient snapshot and rollback feature integrated into its bootloader, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server enables system administrators to quickly jump back to a well–known state. With SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, it’s never been so easy to bring your system back to life and bounce back from unplanned downtime. More >

Enhancing reliability by exploiting hardware RAS

To improve your system uptime, one important factor to consider is hardware. Technology vendors have been continuously improving the RAS capabilities of their hardware platforms. In partnership with these companies, SUSE helps you to exploit the latest hardware RAS features and bring system reliability to the next level. In fact, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server can work with the underlying hardware platform on system error reporting and handling to provide a solid foundation for your mission–critical workloads.

Eliminating planned patching downtime with SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching

Today, most maintenance requires you to shut down and reboot your systems for patching. This causes planned downtime for your business. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server includes infrastructure for live kernel patching. With this innovative technology, you can keep your workloads running, perform important kernel patching live and have your updates take effect without even a short break. For those who care about the availability of mission-critical workloads or dense virtual hosts, this technology is for you.

Preserving data integrity and service availability with best–in–class clustering

You can’t eliminate server failure, but you can mitigate its effects with clustering. With redundant servers for backup and failover, your business doesn’t lose data or miss a beat. SUSE Linux Enterprise includes two industry–leading, mature clustering extensions to enhance service availability and deliver business continuity. SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension maximizes the availability of Linux workloads. It’s easy to install and manage—and even performs remote monitoring. The Geo Clustering Extension for SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension builds on this to provide clustering and failover across unlimited distances. These extensions deliver the highest availability in their class.

Ensuring security to keep services safe and available

Security impacts uptime. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server includes security features and functions to help to ward off malicious attacks and the shutdowns they cause. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 is in evaluation for a Common Criteria Certification, and multiple security modules are in process for a FIPS 140-2 Validation with the NIST. Among those modules, the certification for OpenSSL has already been achieve (Cert#2435), other modules are still in progress, such as OpenSSH client and server, Strongswan (IPSec–based VPNs) and the Kernel Crypto API. See the NIST list of modules in review.