The imminent release of Linux Enterprise 15 demonstrates an attempt, on the part of SUSE, to increase agility in response to customer demand, as well as decreasing costs.
The platform will offer a simplified multimodal IT system, made possible by a “common code base”, that eases the distributor’s transition from community-based setups to that of a more enterprise basis.
SUSE’s Chief Technology Officer, Thomas Di Giacomo, has stated that this development is a response to the need for “multiple infrastructures for different workloads and applications”.
“This often means integrating cloud-based platforms into enterprise systems, merging containerised development with traditional development, or combining legacy applications with microservices.
“To bridge traditional and software-defined infrastructure, SUSE has built a multimodal operating system – SUSE Linux Enterprise 15.”
The newest addition to the Linux Enterprise family will collaborate with Huawei FusionServer, an association that Huawei’s Marketing Solution Sales vice-president says will set up “customers’ current infrastructure for the future needs of a digitally connected world.”
Other companies joining forces with SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 include Fujitsu and Lenovo.
SUSE also launched Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 to help respond to advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning and other IT analytics, and SUSE Manager 3.2 to aid the efficiency of cost cutting and DevOps.
Senior Research Analyst at IDC’s Computing Platforms branch, Stephen Belanger, says that Linux is a preferred choice among many operating systems that “remain a foundational building block for modern infrastructure” when it comes to cloud-based application and independent software vendor (ISV) development.
“Today Linux is widely used for hosting traditional as well as next-generation applications across bare-metal, virtual and container-based delivery methods.
“SUSE Linux Enterprise comes out at the top for SAP applications, mainframes, high-performance computing and other key Linux enterprise-centric use cases.”