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SUSE Partners with Unisys

September 13, 2013

Selecting an architecture to run mission-critical business applications is an important decision for a company. The architecture needs be robust and secure to support the future expansion plans.

SUSE has partnered with Unisys Corporation to bring Forward! by Unisys to more customers all over the world. Forward! is a secure fabric architecture that supports mission-critical solutions and provides them with an unprecedented flexibility, the company says.

According to this new partnership, Forward! can now be combined with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension. This not only makes running critical business applications and workloads for Unix migration easier, but it will also make them cost-effective. The architecture makes use of Linux and the Intel x86 platform.

Forward! is equipped with features such as enterprise-level security, availability, scalability and predictable performance. SUSE Linux Enterprise augments the capabilities of Forward! and helps companies to utilize their mission critical resources to the fullest possible extent.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server provides various advanced features such as Swap over network file system (NFS) that enables the usage of NFS over Internet protocols (IP) to access remote storage for local server requirements. Other features provided include Device mapper multipath I/O, Carrier Grade Linux and Kernel improvements.

"SUSE has been partnering with Unisys for the past decade to help customers leverage our joint expertise with data center software and public, private and hybrid clouds to create business value,” said Nils Brauckmann, president and general manager of SUSE. “This next phase of our strategic alliance will bring even greater benefits to organizations needing a cost-effective Linux platform for mission-critical workloads in the cloud, managed services or anything previously run in a Unix environment.”

Recently, the company announced that the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server operating system is being utilized by more than one-third of the top 100 supercomputers in the world.

Edited by Rory J. Thompson