Results

  • Gained powerful new platform for software deployment
  • Expanded product range, giving clients more options
  • Enabled clients to improve the reliability and scalability of their trading systems

Industry

High-Tech

Location

Taiwan, Republic of China

Results

  • Automated server deployment
  • Simplified and centralized systems, configuration and software management

Industry

Retail/Wholesale

Location

Germany

Results

  • Reduces support requests from clients by 90 percent
  • Saves 80 percent on server management costs
  • Enables clients’ files to be easily received, stored and retrieved at any time with total security

Industry

Other

Location

Italy

Results

  • Saved an estimated US$20,000 in year one
  • Enabled ongoing annual savings of US$4,000 through reduced power consumption
  • Reduced desktop PC support requirements by 20 hours per week

Industry

Education

Location

Singapore

Results

  • Created a stable platform that enables security-reinforced applications for sharing sensitive patient information
  • Standardized on a single operating system that is leading to consolidation and simplification in the data center
  • Gave IT personnel valuable time back to focus on other essential tasks

Industry

Health Care

Location

Poland

Results

  • Shortened software development and deployment by 25%
  • Accelerated software deployment for testing by 10%
  • Provides greater control over appliance development with centralized management

Products

Industry

Manufacturing

Location

Germany

Results

  • Reduced software maintenance costs by running new mainframe workloads on Linux
  • Enabled faster and less costly response to customer demands for new functionality
  • Created a stable, flexible environment for serving multiple customers securely

Industry

Automotive

Location

Norway

Results

  • 30% lower hardware and software costs
  • 90% consolidation of servers (resulting in lower space, cooling and power costs)
  • 90% improvement in up-time (reducing disaster recovery losses)

Industry

Manufacturing

Location

United States

Results

  • Provides flexible link between multiple services
  • Allows new services to be implemented quickly
  • Handles high volume of transactions

Industry

Banking and Finance

Location

Japan

Results

  • Enabled low-cost, high-performance platform for SAP applications
  • Provided stable, secure platform for delivering software-as-a-service
  • Offered granular, auditable control over access to sensitive data

Industry

High-Tech

Location

South Africa

Results

  • Reduced administration effort by approximately 50% and boosted productivity by 20%
  • Implemented simplified subscription pricing to help keep licensing costs low
  • Delivered a stable, versatile foundation that maximises the value and efficiency of the supercomputing environment

Industry

Government

Location

China

Results

  • Cut IT operating costs by 50 percent
  • Improved agility, helping IT team respond more quickly to changing demands

Industry

Banking and Finance

Location

India

Results

  • Reduced overall server-related costs by 80%, compared to previous proprietary solution
  • Achieved 99.999% uptime
  • Reduced power consumption by 30%

Industry

Consumer Packaged Goods

Location

United States

Results

  • Created a flexible environment for hosted services
  • Delivered high performance for Oracle databases
  • Enabled competitive pricing for client services

Industry

High-Tech

Location

South Africa

Results

  • Improved control over extended supply chain
  • Gained reliable, scalable ERP platform with low cost of ownership
  • Ensured round-the-clock priority support for entire solution stack

Industry

Distribution

Location

India

Results

  • Saved 70% on hardware acquisition costs and saved 90% on hardware maintenance costs compared to a proprietary solution
  • Achieved 99.99% uptime for business-critical SAP applications
  • Simplified operational support through integrated support from both SAP and SUSE

Industry

Other

Location

Italy

Results

  • Achieved virtualisation of Windows systems with almost no loss of performance
  • Reduced virtualisation costs by 90%, compared to an alternative solution
  • Gained a stable, high-performance platform for both current and future server virtualisation

Industry

Other

Location

Japan

Results

  • Created a high-performance thin-client appliance capable of extremely rapid deployment
  • Enabled the re-use of existing desktop hardware, avoiding the need for new capital investments
  • Provided a fast and consistent user experience in the office, from home and on mobile devices anywhere

Industry

Health Care

Location

Netherlands

Results

  • Reduced user administration costs by 70%
  • Increased security and scalability
  • Reduced administrative costs and decreased downtime

Industry

Government

Location

China

Results

  • Increased flexibility and reduced reliance on individual vendors
  • Reduced costs compared to proprietary UNIX operating systems
  • Provided high levels of security and stability

Industry

Telecommunications

Location

China

Results

  • Reduced IT operating costs by 50 percent through virtualization
  • Delivered 100 percent uptime for mission-critical SAP applications in nine months since the solution has gone live

Industry

Pharmaceuticals

Location

Portugal

Results

  • Reduces time taken to generate reports from 20 minutes to just seconds
  • Allows CIR food to manage huge amounts of data more quickly and cost-effectively
  • Supports better decision-making, helping the company to keep customer satisfaction high while controlling costs
  • Generated cost savings of 70%, which enabled CIR food to invest in SAP HANA running on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Industry

Other

Location

Italy

Results

  • Created stable, secure, reliable platform for business application
  • Reduced total cost of ownership by anestimated 15 percent and increased flexibility

Industry

Government

Location

China

Results

  • Helps the company to respond more proactively to new international challenges
  • Provides integrated, cost-effective and highly reliable support for core operations.
  • Streamlines and accelerates application updates

Industry

Manufacturing

Location

Italy

Results

  • Saved, approximately, 25 percent on IT operating costs by migrating to a cloud environment
  • Reached 99.999 percent availability for business-critical SAP applications
  • Increased flexibility to react faster to changing market conditions

Industry

Manufacturing

Location

South Africa

Results

  • Enabled migration of 1,200 info terminals within 14 weeks
  • Provided a faster, more reliable platform for Java and web applications
  • Increased standardisation by running SUSE Linux Enterprise on both servers and info terminals in the shops

Industry

Retail/Wholesale

Location

Switzerland

Results

  • Reduced software licensing costs by up to 20%
  • Gained the ability to manage any RPM-based Linux distributions
  • Opened up new technical and commercial opportunities for the future

Industry

Insurance

Location

Germany

Results

  • Simplified Linux management by standardising on a single distribution
  • Reduced software licensing and support costs by porting a major application from IBM AIX to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • Reduced infrastructure costs by moving from proprietary hardware to commodity x86 processor-based servers

Industry

Insurance

Location

Netherlands

Results

  • Offered high resiliency to help keep mission-critical SAP ERP applications running at all times
  • Cut daily administration workload by 63%, thanks to user-friendly interface and resilient design
  • Enabled restoration of production services 80% faster than legacy environment, through high-availability configuration

Industry

Engineering

Location

Pakistan

Results

  • Contributed to a 10% reduction in total operational costs by migrating to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z
  • Consolidated standalone servers, increasing energy efficiency and cutting hardware costs
  • Built a more open platform that supports future software development

Industry

Insurance

Location

Germany

Results

  • Eliminated month-end financial closing delays
  • Cut backup times from more than two hours to around 30 minutes
  • Reduced hardware costs and software licence fees

Industry

Manufacturing

Location

Indonesia

Results

  • Delivers more than US$20,000 a year in appliance development cost savings
  • Cuts image deployment time from four or five hours to just 20 minutes
  • Provides greater control and consistency over appliance development

Industry

Other

Location

Australia

Results

  • Moved from IBM AIX to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z, enabling consolidation of 14 physical servers to a single IBM System z mainframe
  • Enabled very rapid provisioning and easy management of virtualized Linux environments
  • Simplified disaster recovery processes for business-critical SAP applications

Industry

Manufacturing

Location

Switzerland

Results

  • Provided a stable platform for handling 30 billion ZAR in annual payments
  • Decreased software licensing costs by a factor of up to five
  • Avoided deploying and licensing up to 60 standalone servers

Industry

Government

Location

South Africa

Results

  • Eliminated unexpected downtime
  • Reduced hardware costs by 80 percent and software costs by 20 percent
  • Reduced overall IT costs by 650,000

Industry

Retail/Wholesale

Location

Netherlands

Results

  • Around 60 systems installed in ESA deep space ground stations will be migrated to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server between 2012 and 2014
  • Around 350 systems running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server have been deployed at ESOC, mainly for Spacecraft Mission Control
  • Motivation to migrate: implementing a robust, easy-to-configure OS for long-term maintainability

Industry

Aviation

Location

Germany

Results

  • Boosted performance: some SAP applications run four to five times faster on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • Reduced hardware costs by moving from proprietary systems to x86 platforms
  • Received seamless technical support for both SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and SAP through a single point of access

Industry

Chemicals

Location

Germany

Results

  • Reduced maintenance costs by 50% by moving from a proprietary operating system to Linux
  • Improved performance, reducing SAP response times by 50%
  • Simplified system management, reducing workload by up to 15%

Industry

Manufacturing

Location

Italy

Results

  • Provided a highly cost-effective infrastructure for SAP ERP
  • Achieved better than 99% availability in the SAP environment
  • Gained a single point of contact for all IT support issues

Industry

Manufacturing

Location

Pakistan

Results

  • Saved licensing costs and improved overall uptime
  • Improved SAP system performance by up to 60%
  • Gained integrated support from SUSE and SAP

Industry

Other

Location

Switzerland

Results

  • Built robust high-availability platform for business-critical SAP applications
  • Reduced total cost of ownership for hosting environment
  • Created flexible standardised platform for future client environments

Industry

Other

Location

Netherlands

Results

  • Consolidated numerous physical and virtual machines to a single IBM z10 mainframe
  • Gained open, flexible platform for new applications
  • Reduced costs for hardware, software and maintenance

Industry

Energy/Gas

Location

Italy

Results

  • Helps to reduce infrastructure complexity and simplify maintenance
  • Expected to reduce software development and licensing costs considerably
  • Provides a stable, flexible platform for supporting future business growth

Industry

Banking and Finance

Location

Turkey

Results

  • Saved US$3 million in hardware costs and US$1.5 million in software licensing
  • Reduced projected implementation costs by more than 50 percent
  • Increased flexibility, security and reliability of IT infrastructure

Industry

Government

Location

Mexico

Results

  • Cut IT operational costs by 20%
  • Reduced administration workload by 30%
  • Consolidated physical server landscape by 75%

Industry

High-Tech

Location

Netherlands

Results

  • Consolidated thousands of computers, reducing hardware needs by 90%
  • Reduced hardware and software licensing costs by 60%
  • Simplified maintenance by centralising IT infrastructure in fewer data centres

Industry

Banking and Finance

Location

China

Results

  • Doubled performance of certain Oracle databases versus AIX
  • Decreased TCO of IT for logistics by 30 percent
  • Cut time-to-market for new services from weeks to hours

Industry

Retail/Wholesale

Location

France

Results

  • Boosted overall performance by a factor of 50, making SuperMUC the fastest supercomputer in Europe and the fourth fastest worldwide when it went into production
  • Simplified system configuration with leading automation tools such as AutoYaST
  • Improved energy efficiency with advanced power saving features, providing 20 times more performance per watt than the previous environment

Industry

High-Tech

Location

Germany

Results

  • Gained stable, responsive and flexible platform for portal services
  • Diverted expenditure from software licensing into staff training
  • Increased efficiency and speed of access to information

Industry

Government

Location

China

Results

  • Provided low-cost, high-availability platform for SAP ERP
  • Enabled enterprise-class solution on commodity hardware
  • Achieved high availability for mission-critical workloads

Industry

Retail/Wholesale

Location

India

Results

  • Reduced time to deploy new workloads
  • Supported users with a third of the staff needed on alternative platforms
  • Provided services to other schools with no additional resources

Industry

Education

Location

United States

Results

  • Gained agility to quickly provide new services as needed
  • Maximised IT staff efficiency; managing the z/Linux infrastructure with less than one FTE
  • Ensured continuous availability for business critical applications

Industry

Government

Location

United States

Results

  • Reduced software licensing costs by 70 percent
  • Reduced the total number of servers by 20 percent
  • Cut hardware costs by 40 percent
  • Reduced IT workload by 60 percent through increased stability and simplified maintenance

Industry

Other

Location

Taiwan, Republic of China

Results

  • Improved security for business-critical ERP systems
  • Reduced workload for IT administrators by 50%
  • Gained a single point of contact for SAP and Linux support

Industry

Manufacturing

Location

Pakistan

Results

  • Supported rapid business growth with a highly scalable telephony solution
  • Deployed advanced clustering technologies to maximize availability
  • Used open source software to achieve cost savings of 75 percent versus comparable proprietary solutions

Industry

Banking and Finance

Location

South Africa

Results

  • Improves processing speeds and reduces database backup window by more than
  • Offers strong reliability for key financial applications and business systems
  • Supports a more open and flexible infrastructure model

Industry

Other

Location

South Africa

Results

  • Simplified IT environment by implementing an open platform solution
  • Reduced hardware costs and total cost of ownership
  • Achieved 100% ROI on Linux investment in first year

Industry

Retail/Wholesale

Location

United States

Results

  • Easy-to-follow image-building process
  • Simplified deployment of software images
  • Easy-to-learn for students of all levels

Products

Industry

Education

Location

United Kingdom

Results

  • Reduced software support and licensing costs
  • Enabled rapid upgrade to latest version of SAP
  • Improved flexibility and speed of disaster recovery

Industry

Other

Location

Finland

Results

  • Increased availability for hosted SAP environments
  • Decreased costs for operating system licenses and support
  • Delivered TCO savings of up to 80 percent

Industry

High-Tech

Location

France

Results

  • Deployed SAP applications on Linux platform, saving at least US$700,000 compared to the cost of a UNIX-based solution
  • Reduced hardware by 90 percent
  • Reduced desktop imaging time by 90 percent

Industry

Manufacturing

Location

Canada

Results

  • Cut software development time by 60%
  • Simplified and accelerated training process for new developers
  • Achieved competitive advantage through faster time-to-market

Industry

High-Tech

Location

South Africa

Results

  • Provided centralised, automated management of an extensive POS estate, reducing time spent on maintenance and support, and improving control of business systems
  • Enabled an enhanced lifecycle management of entire infrastructure, with improved overview of configuration, software versions and status of POS devices at all retail locations
  • Improved system resilience: in the event of network problems, stores can operate business- critical systems independently of branch or administrative servers

Industry

Retail/Wholesale

Location

South Africa

Results

  • Implemented largest cache-coherent shared-memory system in the world
  • Delivered outstanding performance for over 1300 researchers working on 373 projects
  • Operated without a security incident while providing open access to systems

Industry

Education

Location

United States

Results

  • SUSE was willing to take on the challenge that Rackspace presented to them.
  • Because SUSE Manager can provide patch management for multiple Linux distributions, it reduces the number of different patch management systems Rackspace needs to deploy to serve its customers—

Industry

High-Tech

Location

United States

Results

  • Reduced inventory administration time by 70%
  • Moved to an open web infrastructure that costs 85% less than a proprietary solution
  • Consolidated web servers by 80% with Xen virtualization
  • Reduced hardware costs by 30%

Industry

Entertainment

Location

United States

Results

  • Achieved a five-to-one consolidation ratio of physical servers to virtual servers
  • Reduced energy consumption in the data centre by 20% to 30%
  • Improved stability and availability of services

Industry

Banking and Finance

Location

China

Results

  • Reduced operating costs for Web applications
  • Enabled rapid deployment of new servers
  • Increased security and availability of Web servers

Industry

Banking and Finance

Location

Netherlands

Results

  • Achieved over 99 percent availability for business critical applications
  • Simplified migration to the new IBM zEnterprise 196 server
  • Enabled very rapid provisioning and easy management of highly secure, virtualised Linux environments

Industry

High-Tech

Location

Germany

Results

  • Reduced time taken to exchange data between organisations and information systems by 60 percent
  • Enabled secure sharing of patient and medical data between SEIN and other healthcare institutions
  • Eliminated inaccessible data silos, enabling easier information sharing

Industry

Health Care

Location

Netherlands

Results

  • Created an integrated, flexible infrastructure for core business applications with the ability to leverage existing hardware
  • Reduced costs through simplified licensing models and virtualization
  • Benefited from the ease of use and community support for open source technology

Industry

Other

Location

Portugal

Results

  • Enabled Synjones to complete new implementations 50 percent faster
  • Increased total availability, with no unplanned downtime in 18 months of operation
  • Reduced software licensing costs by 25 percent

Industry

High-Tech

Location

China

Results

  • Process big data without any issues— securely, reliably, and fast.
  • Provide faster, better service and lower costs.

Industry

High-Tech

Location

United States

Results

  • Reduced hardware costs by migrating to virtualized Linux servers
  • Enabled greater flexibility and speed of response to new requirements
  • Improved the ease and speed of IT disaster recovery

Industry

Government

Location

Australia

Results

  • Expanded user capacity from 100 to more than 10,000 students
  • Increased computing power by 200%
  • Increased computing power by 200%
  • Improved competitiveness, making its supercomputer capabilities number one in Asia

Industry

Education

Location

Japan

Results

  • Increased performance of business-critical SAP applications by around 15 percent
  • Significantly reduced the company’s SAP license fees
  • Cut 60 percent from OS licensing costs

Industry

Other

Location

New Zealand

Results

  • Enhances Unify’s UC offering
  • Avoids licensing fees, keeping operational costs low

Industry

Communications

Location

United States

Results

  • Provided a high-performance, high-availability platform for SAP ERP
  • Enabled near-real-time trade settlement and financial clearing

Industry

Banking and Finance

Location

India

Results

  • Managed entire mainframe environment with just 1.5 FTEs
  • Delivered cloud-based services to other universities
  • Delivered outstanding performance for compute-intensive SAP applications

Industry

Education

Location

United States

Results

  • Created an easily manageable platform for cloud computing
  • Simplified the creation of test and development environments within the University’s computer science labs
  • Enabled cost-effective development of solutions for small businesses and local communities

Industry

Education

Location

Italy

Results

  • Gained cost-effective, high-performance platform for Oracle
  • Reduced paper-based administration by implementing web-based applications
  • Enabled online enrollment and payment for courses

Industry

Education

Location

Italy

Results

  • Provided a stable and highly available environment for SAP applications
  • Reduced hardware costs by 75%, software costs by 20% and power costs by 12.5%
  • Increased IT team productivity by 30% and reduced administrative workload by 10% to 20%

Industry

Consumer Packaged Goods

Location

Brazil

Results

  • Implemented Linux servers in each branch office for 25% of the cost of a proprietary caching solution
  • Increased caching speed in branch offices by 50%
  • Reduced software costs with open source applications

Industry

Banking and Finance

Location

United States

Results

  • Reduced hardware and software costs by migrating from a proprietary solution to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • Consolidated infrastructure with virtualization
  • Accelerated provisioning of new Linux servers for SAP applications

Industry

Publishing

Location

Italy