SUSE Linux boosts businesscritical computing with first live patching
SUSE has announced SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching for IBM Power Systems and SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 12 Service Pack 3, to maximise the availability and responsiveness of business-critical IT systems. Building on the success of live patching for the x86 platform, SUSE is the first to provide this for IBM Power Systems.
Today, the business success of many organisations depends on high availability and responsiveness of their enterprise IT systems. So SUSE is expanding its portfolio of businesscritical computing infrastructure solutions that provide non-stop IT and workload predictability for these customers.
“Live patching for IBM Power Systems and the latest real-time updates provide more uptime and predictability in the enterprise data centre, which are essential to customers’ ability to satisfy the demands of businesscritical workloads,” said Gerald
Pfeifer, VP, products and technology programs at SUSE.
The live patching uses SAP HANA, running in the event of critical kernel security updates. Customers are demanding live patching as it helps them improve business continuity and lower costs by reducing downtime, increasing service availability, and enhancing security and compliance. The live patching function on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is almost invisible, running without any reboots.
The SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 12 SP3 is an open source realtime operating system. It is designed to reduce latency, and increase the predictability and reliability of timesensitive, business-critical applications with process and task prioritisation as well as scheduling.