February 29th, 2012
· 3.0 Linux kernel: SP2 includes scheduler and memory management optimizations, support for transparent huge pages and per-CPU network load balancing. These features improve the performance of compute and I/O intensive workloads. SP2 supports the latest Intel* Xeon and AMD* Opteron processors, and exploits new hardware RAS features like CPU and memory offlining.
· Btrfs: SP2 is the first Linux platform to offer commercial btrfs filesystem support. Snapper, a unique tool that's integrated with YaST and Zypper, uses the copy-on-write and snapshot capabilities of btrfs to help administrators audit and roll-back system configuration changes, improving resiliency and services availability.
· Linux Containers: SP2 includes support for Linux Containers - highly efficient and low overhead OS virtualization. Also designed to work well with Xen*, KVM, ESX and Hyper-V*, SP2 offers the most extensive virtualization capabilities of any enterprise Linux distribution.
March 24th, 2009
· Novell today announced the availability of SUSE Linux Enterprise 11, the operating system designed for the next-generation data center. As data centers become more heterogeneous, customers are demanding a cost-effective platform that can run their applications reliably and with high performance on any hardware platform and hypervisor as well as in appliances and cloud computing infrastructures. With SUSE Linux Enterprise 11, Novell is delivering the leading mission-critical Linux* platform to allow customers to economically deploy workloads wherever and however they choose, with complete support from Novell and its global partner ecosystem of solution and hardware providers and independent software vendors (ISVs).
· SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 delivers innovations across the enterprise. The platform contains major enhancements to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop and delivers two new extensions – SUSE Linux Enterprise Mono Extension, the only product that enables customers to run fully supported Microsoft* .NET-based applications on Linux, and SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension, a clustering product that ensures uptime for mission-critical applications while slashing the cost of ownership for high availability. As the operating system for the next-generation IT infrastructure, SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 was designed using three core themes: ubiquity, interoperability and mission-critical computing.