SUSE has announced new advanced capabilities to help customers accelerate digital transformation to best secure IT infrastructure and accelerate digital trust. The latest version of SUSE’s flagship enterprise Linux platform, SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 Service Pack 5 (SLE 15 SP5) is designed to deliver high-performance computing capabilities which are essential for AI/ML workloads and works in lockstep with Rancher. SLE 15 SP5 further extends Live Patching capabilities improving business continuity, security and compliance as well as further enhances SLE’s reputation as the industry’s most secure Linux platform with the highest levels of industry certifications. Highlights include:

Bringing privacy to cloud and edge environments with Confidential Computing – SLE 15 SP5 is the first Linux distribution to support the entire spectrum of Confidential Computing, a revolutionary approach to secure customer data being processed in the public cloud and at the Edge. This allows customers to run fully encrypted virtual machines (VMs) no matter the environment. As such, SLES 15 SP5 supports the latest chipset innovations from AMD, Arm, IBM and Intel.

Securing the SAP infrastructure – SLE 15 SP5 for SAP Applications – endorsed by SAP – further improves SAP system high availability and faster deployment through enhanced automation and tooling with built-in security features. These enhancements include: Automatic discovery and full observability of servers, cloud instances, SAP HANA databases, SAP S/4HANA, NetWeaver applications and clusters. The latest enhancements in SP5 enable continuous checks of High Availability (HA) configurations with visualization of potential problems and application of recommended fixes.

Building resilience for the Linux estates: SUSE Manager 4.3.6 now supports more than 15 different Linux distributions including SUSE systems as well as all RHEL 9 variations such as Rocky Linux, Alma Linux and RHEL 9. In early fall, SUSE Manager will be available as a pay-as-you-go offering in the AWS marketplace.

Linux for a cloud native world: The SUSE Adaptable Linux Platform (ALP) brings enterprise Linux forward into modern cloud environments by evolving to a modular Linux, running containerized and virtualized workloads.

Rancher by SUSE builds off its spring 2023 launch with new security-focused product updates that include optimized storage, support for hardened VMs, and improved vulnerability and compliance management.

SUSE Edge 2.0 gets support from adding Akri as a component of SUSE Edge for discovering and scheduling workloads for Internet of Things (IoT) devices, including sensors, control systems, cameras and more.

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