SUSE unveils new platform to minimise time loss from planned downtime

The company’s newly launched SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching will aid users running SAP HANA and SAP NetWeaver to perform system patching without rebooting.

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SUSE unveils new platform to minimise time loss from planned downtime Michael Miller, president of Strategy, Alliances and Marketing for SUSE.
By  Alexander Sophoclis Pieri Published  July 5, 2016

SUSE, a provider of open source software, has recently launched SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching. The new platform will aid customers utilising SAP HANA, SAP NetWeaver, and other SAP applications, to reduce business disruption caused by planned downtime.

Michael Miller, president of Strategy, Alliances and Marketing for SUSE, shared: "As business becomes increasingly reliant on real-time data and analytics, maintaining access to application servers is critical.

"While advances like the SAP HANA platform have accelerated database processing, the IT industry has resigned itself to the antiquated idea of planned downtime. We believe business shouldn't have to grind to a halt just because a server needs updating."

The company's Live Patching offerings enables enterprise Linux users to perform system patching without rebooting, ensuring the service availability and reducing costs of downtime. This is achieved by providing a stream of packages to update a running kernel without interruption.

Brian Connors, vice president, Next Generation IT & Business Development, Data Center Group, Lenovo, said, "We strive to be our data center clients' most trusted partner, and offering solutions based on open standards in collaboration with SUSE, as well as other leaders, is critical to this effort."

He added: "Lenovo, SAP and SUSE continue delivering valuable enhancements - such as SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching running on Lenovo infrastructure and supporting SAP applications - to further strengthen performance and reliability for our mutual customers."

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