SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 Released

Jun 26, 2018

It’s a modular OS.

SUSE has announced the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 (SLES15). It’s a major ‘leap’ not only in terms of the architecture of the operating system, but also the numbering. Thanks to some superstitions in its core markets, SUSE skipped numbers 13 and 14 and jumped to 15. Technically this would have been SLES13.

SUSE calls SLES15 a multimodal operating system that’s designed to cater to both traditional and modern workloads – from data centers to cloud.

“As organizations around the world transform their enterprise systems to embrace modern and agile technologies, multiple infrastructures for different workloads and applications are needed,” said Thomas Di Giacomo, SUSE CTO. “This often means integrating cloud-based platforms into enterprise systems, merging containerized development with traditional development, or combining legacy applications with microservices. To bridge traditional and software-defined infrastructure, SUSE has built a multimodal operating system – SUSE Linux Enterprise 15.”

With this release, SLES also accomplishes its modular architecture. Customers don’t have to concern themselves with different versions of SLE for different workloads, there is only one installer; there is only one code-base. Users can install the desired version depending on the workload.

SLES 15 is complemented by two other components from SUSE line of products - SUSE Manager 3.2 and SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15, with a focus on helping customers innovate in this era of rapid digital transformation while meeting the needs of multimodal IT.

SUSE said in press releases that the latest release of SUSE Manager delivers new features focused on lowering costs, improving DevOps efficiency, and easily managing large, complex deployments across IoT, cloud and container infrastructures. SUSE Manager also helps customers improve DevOps efficiency and meet compliance requirements with a single tool that manages and maintains everything from edge devices to Kubernetes environments. SUSE Manager makes managing large, complex deployments easier with new extended forms-based UI capabilities.

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