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November 9, 2016

SUSE, Microsoft, Linux and containers: open source continues its enterprise march

As open source becomes more relevant to enterprises more companies have aligned closely to it.

By James Nunns

Open source has risen to become a truly viable option for enterprises due to the cost savings that can be achieved, the often faster production cycles, and the ability to tap into a growing community of highly skilled workers.

While open source adoption may still face its challenges, it has seen a growing number of companies move to embrace it, such as Microsoft.

Given the growing importance of open source to enterprises, CBR looks at the latest releases from some of the major open source players.



Currently holding its SUSECON event in Washington DC, SUSE revealed its latest version of the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server operating system.

Version 12, Service Pack 2, is designed to help customers to innovate more quickly, improve system reliability, and to adapt to new technologies.

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Enhancements have been made to improve packet processing via software-defined networking.

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networking, and there is more support for SAP applications to ease migration to S/4 HANA and to speed up the deployment of SAP applications.

In addition to the product updates the company has also expanded its alliance with Fujitsu in order to develop open source solutions.

The initial aim is to bring to market hybrid cloud, next-generation cloud infrastructure and mission-critical solutions.

Find out how open source is changing the face of healthcare. 

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