SUSE Reaches Beyond the Edge with SUSE Linux Enterprise Micro 5.1


SUSE recently announced the availability of SUSE Linux Enterprise Micro 5.1, which adds edge-focused security features to their lightweight, container- and virtualization-specific operating system.

SUSE has offered a lightweight version of SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) for some time now. This version of their enterprise OS is purpose-built for containerization and virtualization. But as of version 5.1, it adds a third use case...edge.

Three of the very-exciting new edge-centric features are secure device onboarding, live patching, and the ability to enable the modernizing of workloads with support for IBM Z and LinuxOne.

SLE Micro is built to scale, which means enterprise users can incorporate the platform into their digital transformation, even when deployed on the edge. These deployments can help with the migration from monoliths to micro-services at any pace.

Of this new release, Thomas Di Giacomo, SUSE chief technology and product officer, says, "SLE Micro is rapidly becoming a critical foundation of customers’ digital transformation, as evidenced by a large U.S.-based systems integrator choosing SLE Micro to modernize their embedded systems with a seven-figure investment.” Giacomo adds, “They want to support container workloads on an immutable infrastructure that is easy to maintain and update, enabling them to reduce maintenance costs and modernize their systems infrastructure. This win, within six months of SLE Micro’s introduction, underscores the enterprise readiness of SLE Micro, which is the result of leveraging decades of enterprise-hardened technology components of the SUSE Linux Enterprise family.”

The benefits of SLE Micro include:

  • Decreased deployment time and fewer manual processes with improved onboarding security through secure device onboarding of appliances and devices.  
  • Reduced costly downtime per device with live patching of the kernel. 
  • Capability for the gradual modernization of applications toward a microservice-based architecture.

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