SUSE Linux boosts Business-Critical computing with first Live Patching


SUSE announces, SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching for IBM Power Systems and SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 12 Service Pack 3, to maximize the availability and responsiveness of business-critical IT systems. Building on the success of Live Patching for the x86 platform, SUSE is the first to provide Live Patching for IBM POWER.

Today, the business success of many organisations depends on high availability and responsiveness of their enterprise IT systems. To help ensure their success, SUSE is expanding its portfolio of business-critical computing infrastructure solutions that provide nonstop IT and workload predictability for those customers.

“Live Patching for IBM Power Systems and the latest Real Time update provide more uptime and predictability in the enterprise data center, which are essential to customers’ ability to satisfy the demands of business-critical workloads. In turn, they meet the demands of their own customers more effectively, quickly adapting to changing market conditions and maximizing economic efficiency,” said Gerald Pfeifer, Vice President of Products and Technology Programs at SUSE.

The live patching for IBM Power Systems keeps business-critical applications like in-memory database using SAP HANA running in the event of critical kernel security updates. Customers are demanding Live Patching as it helps them improve business continuity and lower costs by reducing downtime, increasing service availability and enhancing security and compliance. The live patching function on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is al­most invisible, it just runs without any reboots.

The SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 12 SP3 is an open source real time operating system. It is designed to reduce latency and increase the predictability and reliability of time-sensitive, business-critical applications with process and task prioritization and scheduling.     Read more…


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