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SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching Rescues Businesses from Planned Downtime

07-08-2016 12:28 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching Rescues Businesses from

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – July 08, 2016 – SUSE® recently introduced SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching to help customers running workloads on the SAP HANA® platform, SAP NetWeaver® technology platform and other SAP® applications reduce the business disruption caused by planned downtime, while maintaining a highly secure IT environment. Live Patching allows enterprise Linux customers to perform system patching without rebooting, which increases service availability and saves on the cost of downtime.

"As business becomes increasingly reliant on real-time data and analytics, maintaining access to application servers is critical," said Michael Miller, President of Strategy, Alliances and Marketing for SUSE. "While advances like the SAP HANA platform have accelerated database processing, the IT industry has resigned itself to the antiquated idea of planned downtime. We believe business shouldn't have to grind to a halt just because a server needs updating."

SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching ensures critical SAP business applications remain available by providing a stream of packages to update a running kernel without interruption. An enterprise running SAP HANA can patch its SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications without shutting SAP HANA down and rebooting the server, which could otherwise take hours due to the large amount of data involved.

Brian Connors, vice president, Next Generation IT & Business Development, Data Center Group, Lenovo, said, "We strive to be our data center clients' most trusted partner, and offering solutions based on open standards in collaboration with SUSE, as well as other leaders, is critical to this effort. Lenovo, SAP and SUSE continue delivering valuable enhancements - such as SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching running on Lenovo infrastructure and supporting SAP applications - to further strengthen performance and reliability for our mutual customers."

SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching is available for x86-64 servers via subscription, delivered on top of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 1 for SAP Applications, the leading Linux platform for SAP solutions. Customers must have (or purchase) a corresponding SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Priority Support subscription. For more information, visit

SUSE, a pioneer in open source software, provides reliable, interoperable Linux, cloud infrastructure and storage solutions that give enterprises greater control and flexibility. More than 20 years of engineering excellence, exceptional service and an unrivaled partner ecosystem power the products and support that help our customers manage complexity, reduce cost, and confidently deliver mission-critical services. The lasting relationships we build allow us to adapt and deliver the smarter innovation they need to succeed – today and tomorrow. For more information, visit

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