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Even under growing workloads, businesses are under pressure to do more with fewer resources—trending toward infrastructure consolidation, virtualization, and open-source for cost reduction and ...

Even under growing workloads, businesses are under pressure to do more with fewer resources—trending toward infrastructure consolidation, virtualization, and open-source for cost reduction and flexibility. The time has come for a new breed of systems designed for smarter computing—one that combines the flexibility of general purpose systems and the simplicity of an appliance with integrated expertise—enabling IT to play a more strategic role in transforming the organization.

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    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on the IBM PureFlex System An open, reliable and secure IT environment that scales as workloads demand Even under growing workloads, businesses are under pressure to do Highlights more with fewer resources—trending toward infrastructure consolida- tion, virtualization, and open-source for cost reduction and flexibility.●●   ● ● Simplify deployment and streamline The time has come for a new breed of systems designed for smarter administration with pre-integrated, pre-optimized IBM PureFlex System computing—one that combines the flexibility of general purpose systems and the simplicity of an appliance with integrated expertise—enabling●● ● ● Provide a consistent application IT to play a more strategic role in transforming the organization. environment across physical, virtual and cloud deployments SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server with the IBM PureFlex™ System pro- Achieve an open, reliable and secure vides an open, reliable and secure IT environment that can easily scale as●● ● ● IT environment that can easily scale as workloads demand workloads demand, resulting in an agile and intelligent business system that gives you an edge in the most competitive markets, even under●● ● ● Actualize cost savings through reduced power consumption, shared resources, tough economic conditions. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server can handle and increased utilization your business’ largest, most critical workloads, and now performs more effectively on the PureFlex System.●● ● ● Respond quickly to changing business needs SUSE Linux Enterprise Server delivers a comprehensive Linux solution to solve today’s business problems, including appliances designed to lower the complexity and cost of deploying fully-tested software applications for physical, virtual or cloud environments. Running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server’s KVM on the IBM PureFlex System, our clients are fully engaged to take advantage of and extend the agility, efficiency, simplicity and con- trol that can be achieved through the PureFlex System infrastructure.
    • Transform your business with agility, ●● ● Efficiency: The PureFlex System enables consolidating ITefficiency and simplicity resources for better performance and return on investment,The IBM PureFlex System combines compute, storage, particularly around storage and power consumption. SUSEnetworking, virtualization and management into a single, Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 with the 3.0 Linux Kerneloptimized system, so you can easily manage and flexibly deploy provides the best power to performance ratio of any Linuxintegrated patterns of virtual and hardware resources through distribution.integrated management across multiple operating platforms. ●● ● Simplicity: The PureFlex System provides a single point ofThe single management interface minimizes your hardware network, storage and processor administration for configur-configuration and setup time. This means less time—and less ing and optimizing hardware resources. Simplify deploymentmoney—spent on IT infrastructure and maintenance, freeing with pre-integrated and pre-optimized systems, integrateyou up to focus time and resources on your company’s next multiple operation platforms and streamline administrationmove. More than a static stack of pre-integrated components, with unified management.SUSE Linux Enterprise Server running on the PureFlex ●● ● Control: IBM PureFlex System with SUSE Linux EnterpriseSystem is a full business system solution. Server’s workload-aware, flexible platform is designed to be easy to deploy, customize, safeguard and manage in aThe IBM PureFlex System comes out of the box with expertise traditional or private cloud environment.encapsulated in patterns IBM developed based on decades ofexpertise. This enables deep integration and central manage- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 is particularly well-ment of the comprehensive, open-choice infrastructure system suited for the PureFlex System due to the 3.0 Linux kernel’sand dramatically reduces the skills and training required for ability to support the next generation Intel® hardware, includ-managing and deploying the system. IBM PureFlex System is ing the Intel Xeon® processor E5 family available in Intel pro-a workload aware, flexible platform designed to be easy to cessor-based compute nodes in the PureFlex System. Featuresdeploy, customize, safeguard and manage in a traditional or include improved L2/L3 cache management, optimized CPUprivate cloud environment—ultimately providing superior IT process scheduling enhancements and efficient performance toeconomics. Running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on the power consumption ratios.PureFlex System delivers: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server also supports the●● ● Agility: The PureFlex System is powerful enough to handle IBM POWER7® processor, making it ideal for hybrid workload spikes, and sharp increases in user growth without environments on the PureFlex Systems. Matthias Eckermann, server sprawl. While SUSE Linux Enterprise Server empow- SUSE Senior Product Manager, agrees: “Built from a common ers customers with the flexibility and strength of an open code base, SUSE Linux Enterprise provides identical and standard infrastructure for all their mission critical administration, security, scalability and functionality for applications. 2
    • both System x® and Power®. This includes support for and employees in over 43 countries. IBM is committed toXFS and BTRFS, and the SUSE Linux Enterprise High Linux, with more than 15,000 Linux-related customer engage-Availability extension, featuring the OCFS2 cluster file system. ments worldwide, across government, retail, healthcare, andThus, organizations can flexibly react on constantly changing financial services organizations—including in emerging globaldemand, especially with the IBM PureFlex System.” markets such as Brazil, Russia, India and China. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on the PureFlex System builds on a twenty-Organizations with infrastructure depending on disparate sys- year relationship, capitalizing on SUSE’s expertise in Linuxtems on more than one platform often find that maintaining operating system development and on IBM’s experience inparallel operating environments with multiple management Linux integration, with joint industry, technical and solutionschemes complicates maintaining a responsive and strategic IT expertise to meet business needs.ecosystem. With the PureFlex System, you can combine SUSELinux Enterprise Server with other operating systems in the “SUSE’s strengths in mission-critical computing, integratedsame chassis, with shared storage and a single, integrated Flex solutions, and cloud computing closely align with IBM’s expertSystem Manager. Internal communication between compute integrated systems strategy,” says Michael Miller, VP, Globalresources within the chassis is more efficient and faster than Alliances and Marketing at SUSE. “These synergies, combinedreplicating to external servers over Ethernet or other networks, with our joint focus on open virtualization, will provideenabling superior availability. enterprises with PureFlex Systems the ability to recognize the benefits of open source and virtualization.”SUSE Linux Enterprise Server provides a foundation for Linuxworkloads created and managed with SUSE Studio, a tool that Why IBM?enables developers to quickly create, test and deploy Linux IBM has built on knowledge, expertise and technology gainedworkloads. Using industry standards like ISO and Open from decades of experience and investment in IT solutions forVirtualization Format (OVF), SUSE Studio can create virtual business problems and integrated it into the PureFlex System.images for all major hypervisors, including VMware, KVM, And with a commitment to open standards you can integrateXen, and Hyper-V. SUSE Studio stores all information about IBM solutions with other elements of your own environmentthe virtual image or appliance so that it can be reproduced, with your network of partners, customers and suppliers.duplicated or deployed to virtual, physical, or cloud environ-ments at the push of a button. With the technical and industry expertise of IBM Business Partners like SUSE and our combined ability and skill toSUSE has 20 years of experience in Enterprise Linux solutions, integrate it all together for you—along with an unwaveringincluding hundreds of software engineers, consultants and an commitment to your success—you can rely on IBM and youraward-winning support staff. SUSE has one of the strongest IBM PureFlex System for your SUSE Linux Enterprise Serverpartner ecosystems of any OS provider with thousands of environments.experienced business partners, over 8,500 certified applications, 3
    • For more informationTo learn more about the SUSE Linux Enterprise Serverwith the IBM PureFlex System platform, please contact yourIBM representative or IBM Business Partner, or visit thefollowing websites:●● ● ibm.com/pureflex © Copyright IBM Corporation 2012●● ● suse.com/products/server IBM Corporation●● ● suse.com/ibm Systems and Technology Group Route 100●● ● susestudio.com Somers, NY 10589 U.S.A. Produced in the United States of AmericaAdditionally, IBM Global Financing can help you acquire the April 2012IT solutions that your business needs in the most cost-effectiveand strategic way possible. We’ll partner with credit-qualified IBM, the IBM logo, ibm.com, and IBM PureFlex are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States,clients to customize an IT financing solution to suit your busi- other countries or both. If these and other IBM trademarked terms areness goals, enable effective cash management, and improve your marked on their first occurrence in this information with a trademarktotal cost of ownership. IBM Global Financing is your smartest symbol (® or ™), these symbols indicate U.S. registered or common law trademarks owned by IBM at the time this information was published.choice to fund critical IT investments and propel your business Such trademarks may also be registered or common law trademarks inforward. For more information, visit: ibm.com/financing other countries. A current list of IBM trademarks is available on the web at “Copyright and trademark information” at ibm.com/legal/copytrade.shtml Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both. Other company, product or service names may be trademarks or service marks of others. Not all offerings are available in every country in which IBM operates. The performance data discussed herein is presented as derived under specific operating conditions. Actual results may vary. THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF NON-INFRINGEMENT. IBM products are warranted according to the terms and conditions of the agreements under which they are provided. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is not an IBM product or offering. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is sold or licensed, as the case may be, to users under SUSE’s terms and conditions, which are provided with the product or offering. Availability, and any and all warranties, services and support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is the direct responsibility of, and is provided directly to users by, SUSE. Please Recycle WAS12353-USEN-00