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When Microsoft met SUSE: This Windows-Linux partnership gets stronger each day

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At 25, SUSE is a oldest business Linux company. At 42, Microsoft is multi-billion dollar mature business best famous for Windows. For years, Linux and Windows were during any other’s throats — until in 2006, when SUSE was a initial Linux association to overpass a gap between them.

Linux purists hated that partnership. But my, how things have changed! Today, Microsoft has assimilated The Linux Foundation; all a vital Linux distributions, including Debian and Red Hat are accessible on Microsoft’s Azure cloud; and Microsoft recently assimilated a Open Source Initiative.

Since those early days, SUSE continued to work with Microsoft to run Linux on Windows Server with Microsoft’s Hyper-V practical appurtenance (VM). That work would lead directly to Azure’s ability to run Linux distributions. Currently, Linux VMs make adult some-more than a third of a images using on Azure.

Today, we can run SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), SLES for SAP Applications, SLES for High-Performance Computing (HPC, and SUSE Manager BYOS on Azure. These offerings embody customary (patches and updates) or reward (24×7) support from SUSE. And for those who’d like a lower-cost work day support option, sources contend one will be accessible within a few months.

Azure also supports a latest chronicle of SUSE’s flagship handling system: SLES 12 SP3. This chronicle of SLES also includes SMB3 encryption for Azure files. It also now supports Azure Accelerated Networking, that gives adult to 25 Gigabit per second (Gbps) networking throughput between VMs.

Microsoft SQL Server, that usually became accessible on Linux, is also accessible on SLES and SLES on Azure on Oct 2. Looking ahead, sources said, SQL Server on SLES will also be accessible shortly on a Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. At SUSECon in Prague, SUSE showed SQL Server on SLES using in containers.

Thinking of containers, SUSE Containers-as-a-Service (CaaS) will also be accessible on Azure in October.

For SAP business users, SUSE is also building SLES for SAP on Azure Large Instances. How vast is large? These are VMs with 3.5 Terabytes (TB) of memory.

Developers will be gratified to find that SUSE’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) cloud, Cloud Foundry, will support .NET Core by a finish of a year. They can already use openSUSE or SUSE Linux on a Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).

Finally, in early 2018, according to sources, .NET Core and a Microsoft R Server for large information will be accessible on SLES and on SLES on Azure, AWS, and Google Compute Engine.

The partnership between Microsoft and SUSE has usually grown stronger over a years. Looking ahead, it will grow stronger still as SUSE moves from being a pure-play Linux association to being a cloud power.


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