Mission Critical Computing

Virtually Eliminate Unplanned Downtime

Maximize your service availability and virtually eliminate downtime. SUSE Linux High Availability Extension provides mature, industry-leading open-source high-availability clustering technologies that are easy to set up and use.

It can be deployed in physical and/or virtual environments, and can cluster physical servers, virtual servers, or any combination of the two to suit your business needs. Cluster Join enables effortless cluster set-up and expansion of existing clusters. Once you build a node or cluster, you can add new nodes without the need to manually replicate configurations. Administrators who lack in-depth knowledge of Linux clustering can use the simple wizards and templates included in SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension to quickly complete basic set-up tasks.

  • Manage Pacemaker HA clusters using High Availability Web Konsole (Hawk)
  • Easy and fast setup
  • High performance Oracle Cluster File System 2 (OCFS2)
  • Feature rich Global File System 2
  • A mature, 5th-generation Pacemaker-based HA solution
  • HAProxy support to complement Linux Virtual Server load balancer
  • Update to the latest Relax & Recover (ReaR) version
  • Support for EMC NetWorker connector & btrfs file system included

  • Cluster Servers in Data Centers Anywhere in the World

    Geo Clustering for SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension provides rules-based failover for automatic and manual transfer of a workload to another cluster outside of the affected area. Your mission-critical workloads are transferred away from the affected region to continue to run.

    SUSE has been driving the modernization of open source high availability towards Pacemaker. In 2011, the Linux Foundation High Availability (HA) Working Group accepted Pacemaker, thus standardizing Linux HA. Today, SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 12 provides mature and industry-leading open source high availability clustering technologies that are easy to set up and use. It can be deployed in physical and virtual environments, providing maximum service availability for your mission-critical workloads.

    SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension provides setup wizards to simplify the deployments for certain workloads. New templates and wizards are included for Standard storage stack with MD-RAID, LVM, brtfs/XFS/Ext3, Maria DB, Oracle, DB2, DB2 HADR and Web services with a shared disk config.

  • Protect workloads across globally distributed data centers
  • Use multi-tenancy to manage geo clusters per business needs
  • Achieve maximum protection for workloads that can never have unplanned downtime
  • Comply with industrial regulations with manual failover option
  • Protect mission-critical applications from regional disasters
  • Deploy physical and virtual Linux clusters across data centers

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    Zero Interruption!

    Patching often requires stopping the system. What if you are not allowed to interrupt service? SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching is the answer. It allows you to apply Linux kernel patches without any downtime.

    Live Patching is a cutting edge technology that improves business continuity and saves costs by reducing downtimes, increasing service availability and enhancing security and compliance. Using Live Patching, you can apply patches to your Linux kernel without rebooting your system. Your applications keep running while you patch the Linux kernel for critical updates.

    With Live Patching for IBM Power and Live Patching for x86 you can maximize uptime for a wide range of systems and applications. Live Patching is independent of the application running on the Linux kernel. So you can keep running any of your business-critical applications ranging from enterprise Artificial Intelligence apps, big data analytics, databases (Oracle, SQL, etc.) to performance demanding in-memory database applications such as SAP HANA.

    Increase service availability : SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching keeps your business running by ensuring your in-memory databases, servers and mission-critical systems remain online while you update the Linux kernel. It is possible to patch Linux kernel functions that are being actively executed by the operating system: no reboot is necessary. Increased service availability also ensures that you can meet or exceed your IT service-level agreements.

    Reduce planned downtime : Patching the Linux kernel during run-time when necessary reduces the need for planned system downtime significantly. This means processes like crucial and time-consuming product simulations can run to completion without being interrupted by urgent Linux kernel updates.

    Maintain security and compliance : Your systems are vulnerable when the Linux kernel is not up-to-date. SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching allows you to apply critical Linux kernel patches right when you need them rather than waiting until the next planned maintenance window. The patches are also signed by SUSE, which aligns with advanced security requirements and further minimizes the exposure to security risks.


    High-performance protection for physical and virtual workloads

    Designed for IT professionals responsible for backup and IT disaster recovery in remote/branch office environments as well as small and medium enterprises, PlateSpin Forge® is an all-in-one disaster recovery hardware appliance. It protects both physical and virtual workloads, and delivers mirroring-like RTO and RPO performance at a price point approaching tape.

    With PlateSpin Forge, you can protect workloads across geographically dispersed sites and rapidly recover in the event of server downtime or a site disaster. By using PlateSpin Forge as a consolidated recovery platform, you can protect a larger percentage of your workloads without having to invest in costly duplicate hardware or redundant operating system licenses. In addition to standard file-based replication, high-speed block-level replication options allow you to protect high-transaction workloads, such as email and database servers. Efficient incremental transfers ensure that only changes to source data files are replicated to the PlateSpin Forge remote recovery environment. This feature minimizes WAN usage and lets you efficiently meet recovery time objectives (RTO). PlateSpin Forge also integrates with existing storage area networks, allowing you to seamlessly protect a greater share of workloads across your SAN.

  • Enables you to protect server workloads (data, applications and operating systems) within a single bootable recovery environment.
  • Provides complete protection for up to 40 or more physical or virtual workloads straight out of the box.
  • Upon receiving a failure alert by email, mobile device or within the Web-based user interface, you can rapidly recover workloads with a single mouse click.
  • Includes a simple Web-based interface for managing, monitoring and reporting on all aspects of workload protection and recovery.