SUSE Updates Linux Server Platform for SAP Business Apps
In news that will interest enterprises deploying SAP business applications, open source software vendor SUSE has announced a new edition of its SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP product. Here's what to expect in the latest version of the popular enterprise-server platform.
In news that will interest enterprises deploying SAP (SAP) business applications, open source software vendor SUSE has announced a new edition of its SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP product. Here's what to expect in the latest version of the popular enterprise-server platform.
SUSE, which is based in Germany, announced the release Oct. 22 at the SAP TechEd conference in Las Vegas. (And no, we did not have to hack the cell phone calls of SUSE president Nils Brauckmann to pick up the news—we'll leave that to the National Security Administration.) The new version, which is based on SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Service Pack 3, brings several key new features, according to SUSE:
- Support for the SAP software provisioning manager for easier and more reliable software provisioning, saving time and resources.
- Support for the SAP Business One application version for the SAP HANA platform, providing simple steps to a tailored appliance with less time spent on installation, setup and configuration, ensuring a ready-to-connect delivery.
- Support for the latest high-performance, industry-standard Intel processors (Intel Xeon processor E5 Family and the fourth generation Intel Core processor) and AMD Opteron 4000 and 6000 Series Platforms.
- Better scale-out options with storage, file system and networking enhancements.
- Enhanced clustering capabilities such as faster IP load balancing or connection tracking to meet the most stringent service-level agreement.
Together, these enhancements are a sign of SUSE's continued investment in the world of enterprise business applications. The company remains committed to maintaining and expanding its share of the international market for applications like SAP's, which provide a wide set of functionality in areas ranging from transactions to business analytics. And with customers ranging from Italian catering vendor CIR Food to the Calzedonia Group, a retailer, it has a good reason to keep chasing this market.