SUSE Linux for Embedded Systems

SUSE’s embedded linux distribution provides organizations with a trusted and secure suite of open source products optimized for building small-footprint devices. SLE Embedded Linux Solutions deliver scalability, flexibility, and enterprise-grade support for manufacturers of intelligent embedded devices and IoT.

The proliferation of connected smart devices and IoT has created new growth opportunities for manufacturers looking to deliver superior customer experiences at the edge. Analysts estimate that in 2020 the global embedded system market accounted for USD 86.5 billion, and is expected to reach USD 116.2 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 6.1% from 2020 to 2025.

Rapidly changing Embedded landscape

With growth comes significant challenges for manufacturers in many industries such as automotive, healthcare and transportation. New innovations bring with them widespread changes in hardware, systems, and security standards.

Fierce competition means manufacturers need to find a balance between reducing production costs and increasing the differentiation of their offerings. To be successful, they must find ways to optimize their product’s performance, deliver new functionality and bring their products to the market faster.

Embedded Linux & Industry Challenges​

  • As the number of IoT and Edge devices increase, so does the challenge of delivering timely security patches and software updates to a large and often diverse install base.
  • The growth of embedded devices leads to the diversification in technology standards. To ensure customers benefit from rapidly evolving technology, enterprises will adopt new standards to support multi-cloud, public, hybrid, and private cloud use cases.
  • Device manufacturers must find ways to accelerate the development and manufacturing of their embedded products. The use of the latest container technology will ensure the release of stable new products to market faster.

Why SUSE Linux for Embedded Systems?

Bring innovation to market faster with minimum risk

SUSE Embedded Linux solutions allow manufacturers to rapidly prototype, harden, maintain, and grow production-grade embedded solutions. Our products are 100% open source and built using open standards. SUSE solutions for embedded systems include SE Linux and are certified for FIPS 140-2, DISA SRG/STIG, CIS and Common Criteria certified configurations

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Maximize developer flexibility and agility

Our ultra-reliable, immutable operating system is 3 times smaller than SUSE Linux Enterprise but inherits it’s the same enterprise-grade security capabilities that guard against attack, fragmentation and corruption. Deploy your embedded apps to both Arm or x-86 devices with confidence.

Up to 19-year security update commitment

Updates are transactional with full transparency into code fixes, patches and updates. We also include access to SUSE Manager that can provision, configure, automate, monitor, and update all your embedded devices from a single pane of glass. Now, even the smallest devices are as secure and reliable as your datacenter and cloud infrastructure.

On-board Kubernetes for emerging edge use cases

Leverage the proven embedded Linux products of today with the ability to easily transition to the latest cloud-native technologies including Rancher, Longhorn, and K3s. SUSE’s flexible subscription model ensures enterprise assurance without vendor lock-in.

See the difference with SUSE products & solutions

SUSE Manager

Provision, configure, automate, monitor, and update your embedded devices faster.

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The world’s most popular Kubernetes management platform.

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Arm

Enterprise-grade Linux optimized for unique 64-bit Arm chip capabilities.

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