SUSE Updates Enterprise Open Source OS with Docker Support and MoreSUSE Updates Enterprise Open Source OS with Docker Support and More
Significant updates to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12, the enterprise open source operating system, arrived this week with the release of the first service pack for the platform.
December 24, 2015
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12 appeared earlier this fall. It introduced a range of new features, such as live kernel patching and full system rollback, to SUSE’s commercial OS.
Service Pack 1 (SP1) adds to the operating system’s functionality. Highlights of the update include:
Full support for Docker, the open source container platform. Docker was previously available in SLES 12 only as a technology preview.
Support for the newest IBM and Intel server hardware, including Intel Xeon and IBM z13 machines.
Network teaming, which provides network redundancy for more reliability.
Broader support in the system rollback feature set.
The updates also apply to the desktop version of SUSE’s OS, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop.
These days, SUSE is no longer a major name in the desktop Linux world. But as one of the only major Linux vendors that focuses aggressively on providing support for a broad array of hardware server platforms, it remains important in the enterprise. SLES SP1 increases its appeal by extending official support to the latest chips and making Docker containers enterprise-ready.
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