SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 1 Now Available

by December 23, 2015 0 comments

SUSE solutions based on SP1 feature new hardware and Docker support; will help customers increase uptime, improve operational efficiency and accelerate innovation

SUSE, today announced the availability of SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 1. Giving customers new capabilities for maintaining application uptime, improving the efficiency of data center development and operations, and bringing innovative solutions to market faster. In addition, SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 12 and Geo Clustering for SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 12 have been updated to simplify management of backup and disaster recovery systems.

Solutions based on SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP1 will feature new hardware and Docker support, along with increased availability and ease-of-use capabilities. Key benefits and features include:

-Increased uptime through an updated SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension user interface (HAWK); network teaming which provides network redundancy while increasing throughput; and expanded system rollback capabilities that now include SUSE Linux Enterprise Server service pack upgrades.

-Improved operational efficiency with full Docker support on three hardware architectures including IBM z Systems; Portus, an easy-to-use tool for faster and more secure delivery of business applications with Docker private registry; and subscription management tool (SMT) integration which centralizes reception of patches and updates. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 JeOS (Just enough Operating System) is a minimized configuration of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, introduced for creating customized cloud application configurations that are easy to deploy and maintain, consume fewer resources and improve security. Beyond OpenStack-based private cloud environments, JeOS is also available as a guest for KVM, Xen and VMware hypervisors.

-Accelerated innovation through support for all recent hardware from IBM and Intel, including Intel Xeon and IBM z13. SUSE is the only distribution to currently offer full support for IBM z13. In addition, SP1 provides new modules to apply updates for Linux container features or security requirements without having to update and recertify the base operating system. SUSE also provides a Package Hub, enabling the latest technologies developed by the open source community to be compiled by SUSE for use with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

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