SUSE has announced, as part of its ongoing alliance with SAP AG, the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 2 (SP2) for SAP Applications. Built using the recently updated SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2 platform, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications increases the performance of compute and memory-intensive workloads, including those involving the SAP HANA platform. The operating platform optimised for running SAP solutions also supports the latest hypervisors, helping customers move physical workloads to virtual and cloud environments more quickly and easily.
“With Service Pack 2, we're helping our joint customers that run SAP solutions on SUSE Linux Enterprise take advantage of technology innovations such as SAP HANA and seamless migration to cloud environments such as Amazon EC2,” said Michael Miller, vice president of global alliances and marketing, SUSE.
Updated Linux kernel 3.0 from SUSE allows customers to run SAP applications on the latest hardware platforms to improve reliability, scalability and performance of compute and memory intensive workloads. It provides support for the latest hypervisor technologies, such as Xen and KVM, simplifies the migration of native workloads to virtual and cloud environments. Enhancements to the installation wizard eases configuration and set up of latest versions of the SAP NetWeaver technology platform and Sybase solutions from SAP. The new antivirus tool-kit integration improves cross-platform threat detection.