IBM and SUSE are introducing new SUSE Enterprise Linux Server (SLES) offerings with IBM System x, BladeCenter, iDataPlex, and PureSystems servers. These new offerings provide clients with more choices in tailoring a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server environment that meets their specific use case and budget. Subscriptions are available as either physical server or unlimited guest per physical server. There are SLES offerings that have been customized for SAP and HPC environments.
Designed to deliver essential data center services with commodity off-the-shelf IT resources, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is a versatile Linux platform that pleases both business users and IT managers. This Linux server OS supports thousands of third-party ISV applications and enables them to run in physical, virtual, and cloud environments.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server also interoperates with two other operating systems often used in today's data centers: Microsoft™ Windows™ and UNIX™ . Optional extensions deliver advanced functionality. As a result, you can integrate SUSE Linux Enterprise Server seamlessly into mixed IT infrastructures, continue to run your existing applications, and add new capabilities as your business needs change.
This offering provides a flexible computing environment with a choice of deploying a workload either on a physical machine or within unlimited virtual machines running on any of the most commonly available commercial-grade hypervisors, including SLES Xen or KVM hypervisors, VMware's ESX hypervisor, or Microsoft's Hyper-V hypervisor. It gives clients optional extension software that can be run with an SLES subscription and it continues release independence of packaging, whereby the client can install any release they wish and can upgrade at anytime during the subscription.
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