Enterprises need the capability to design, deploy and run cloud-native, microservices-based applications as part of a DevOps approach. They must be able to deliver modern containerized applications with orchestration tools such as Kubernetes that enable secure and agile development and deployment from the edge to on-premise to hybrid to multi-Cloud environments. At the same time, traditional systems are widely used to host mission-critical workloads like databases and ERP systems. Today's enterprises have multi-modal IT infrastructures that run multimodal workloads, and SUSE Linux Enterprise is a bridge between traditional and Cloud - the world's first multi-modal operating system that enables enterprises to continually innovate, compete and grow.
"SUSE Linux Enterprise is a modern and modular OS that helps simplify multi-modal IT, making traditional IT infrastructure efficient and providing an engaging platform for developers", stated Thomas Di Giacomo, SUSE president of Engineering, Product and Innovation. "As a result, organizations can easily deploy and transition business-critical workloads across their core on-premise and public cloud environments. SUSE's open, open source approach means we work with our customers' preferred partners and vendors, minimizing customer disruption as they innovate and evolve their systems to meet business needs."
SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP1 advances the multi-modal OS model by enhancing the core tenets of common code base, modularity and community development while hardening business-critical attributes such as optimized workloads, data security and reduced downtime. Highlights include:
Mohamed Awad, vice president of marketing, Infrastructure Line of Business, Arm, stated: "The Arm server market continues to expand in diversity and choice for solution providers, enabling innovation for workloads ranging from IoT to HPC. Our collaboration with SUSE on the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Arm broadens the opportunity for greater innovation and growth of Arm Neoverse solutions with enterprise-class performance and reliability."
Raghu Nambiar, corporate vice president and chief technical officer, Datacenter Ecosystems and Application Engineering, AMD, stated: "SEV is an exciting technology. With SEV, guests in public and private Cloud instances can have greater confidence that their private data stays private. In a world where security is important, SEV offers hardware-accelerated memory encryption for data-in-use. SEV support in SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP1 will help enhance security for today's workloads."
Nearly 3300 software applications are certified on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 and 15. The diversity of certified applications demonstrates the breadth of multi-modal workloads used by enterprises. In the last year, 16 percent of new certifications are for software storage, 15 percent are for management software, 11 percent are for enterprise resource management applications, 10 percent for hospitality and tourism software, and 9 percent for security software. The remaining 40 percent include data management software, CRM applications and others.
Michael Reiserer, consultant at ApiOmat, stated: "With SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15, ApiOmat provides companies with a platform to build their own digital services and accelerate the pace of innovation. Thanks to ready-to-use connectors such as LDAP, JDBC or SAML, legacy IT applications can be easily connected which considerably reduces development effort. Using SUSE's multi-modal OS platform, companies can create applications that are independent of specific enterprise systems or Cloud services."
Steven Graves, CEO of McObject, stated: "Certification on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 is important to McObject because of SUSE's strong market presence and solid customer base. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 provides a very stable environment, so we were able to certify eXtremeDB with ease. The overall process was quick and straightforward."