SUSE HAS RELEASED SUSE Linux Enterprise 12, its latest iteration of Linux for deploying and managing high availability enterprise class IT services in data centre and cloud environments.
The firm said that Linux Enterprise 12 offers higher system uptime and improved operational efficiency, and allows customers to accelerate innovation.
SUSE also claimed that the software meets the demanding performance requirements of mixed IT environments while mitigating technological obsolescence and lock-in risks.
The release introduces an updated SUSE Customer Center to make it easier for customers to manage subscriptions, access patches and updates, and communicate with SUSE customer support.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 is available for x86-64, IBM Power8 and IBM System z mainframe architectures to deliver business-critical IT services in a variety of physical, virtual and cloud environments, the firm said.
The new features include full system rollback, live kernel patching and software modules that increase data centre uptime, improve operational efficiency and accelerate the adoption of open source innovation, and add Linux Containers and the Docker framework.
This latest release includes High Availability Extension and Geo Clustering software, a new web console and updated OCFS2 and GFS2 filesystem support, as well as improvements to disaster recovery support to protect critical systems.
The Virtual Machine Driver Pack has added support for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 to improve Windows virtual machine performance on Linux hosts.
The Enterprise Desktop and Workstation Extension improve productivity while lowering costs and increasing security, SUSE claims, as customers can turn servers into fully featured development or administrator workstation environments.
SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 images with modules enabled are available now at Amazon Web Services, Google Compute Engine and Microsoft Azure, and of course the distribution is also available at SUSE.
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