5 Reasons to Migrate Unix to Linux [SUSE]

You can probably relate to this scenario. Your hardware, OS or applications have reached end-of-life, and you need to deploy new software that’s not supported on your current (legacy) platform. You’re tired of being stuck with a proprietary, single-provider IT strategy, and want one that’s based on open source, open standards, and multiple vendors.

You like freedom, you’ve considered the options, and you’ve decided to migrate from Unix to Linux. Are you doing it for the right reasons? Our team provides five reasons to migrate Unix to Linux, and how SUSE solutions will help with this transition.

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A cost-effective way to accelerate your journey to the cloud. [VMware]

As a datacenter professional, the ongoing challenge is to provide fast and secure access to core business applications, systems and data. Virtualization offers dramatic benefits for your x86-based server infrastructure: reduced costs, simplified disaster recovery and much more.

When you choose VMware vSphere as your hypervisor and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server as the guest operating system to run your applications, you are working with two vendors determined to give you the best support and performance, and the lowest price. With SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMware, organizations can deploy a reliable, high-performance server operating system in their VMware vSphere environments at no cost.

>>Download the SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server flyer to learn more about this product

NEW! Take Advantage of acquiring your SUSE Linux Enterprise Server from VMware

The combination of VMware vSphere and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMware provides you with a simple, cost-effective, enterprise solution to accelerate your journey to the cloud. You have access to an enterprise-class, mission-critical operating system that is optimized for performance on vSphere, the most complete and robust platform for building and deploying a private cloud. With SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMware you will experience these benefits:

  • Lower cost of ownership – vSphere customers obtain access to an enterprise proven Linux operating system at no additional cost over VMware vSphere.
  • More efficient support – Obtain support for vSphere and SLES from a single vendor: VMware.
  • Improved IT agility – Every qualified vSphere license is automatically entitled to run unlimited number of SLES for VMware VMs, making it extremely simple to deploy new resources.
  • Lower risk – SLES for VMware offers up-to-date support and certification for applications as well as a high degree of interoperability among supported platforms.
  • Broad application support – SLES for VMware provides the most extensive application support among any enterprise Linux operating with more than 5,000 applications certified.

>> Download the SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server for VMware Data Sheet to learn more about this new program.

 Why is VMware offering this solution to you?
VMware’s mission is to reduce IT complexity and provide customers a pragmatic path to the cloud. [Read more…]

In an x86 virtualization world, IBM Power is a cost-effective choice. [IBM]

Linux adoption continues at a rapid pace, and more and more companies are turning to Linux applications to run their businesses—in large part because the operating system has earned a reputation for flexibility and cost effectiveness and provides the reliability, scalability and security needed to run infrastructure to mission-critical workloads.

And whether these organizations are running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux or Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, many are gaining competitive advantage and optimizing their IT investment by turning to Linux applications on IBM Power Systems™ instead of x86-based virtualization solutions like VMWare.

Why IBM Power servers?

In large part because Power provides significant cost savings, reduces availability risks, and improves service through its advanced virtualization capabilities and offers cost-effective alternative. With IBM POWER7 servers and advanced and proven PowerVM virtualization technology, organizations are able to:

  • Actualize cost savings through reduced power consumption, shared resources, and increased utilization [Read more…]