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In a strive towards making its enterprise Linux distribution more suitable for edge computing environments, SUSE introduces version 5.1 of its lightweight SUSE Linux Enterprise Micro (SLE Micro) distribution.

Version 5.1 of SLE Micro aims to enable companies in getting more value from edge computing. The lightweight version of its enterprise Linux distribution primarily serves to provide an effective and scalable operating system for containers and virtual machines (VMs) for edge environments and applications.

The SLE Micro distribution is available as a single-node container host, Kubernetes cluster node, single-node KVM virtualization host or through a public cloud environment.

Among other things, the operating system helps move data from mainframes to edge locations at a speed of a company’s choosing. According to SUSE, it makes maintaining and updating container workloads more cost-effective.

Within SLE Micro 5.1

Version 5.1 of SUSE SLE Micro provides users with support for various hardware environments and processors. Among these are well-known x86-based chipsets as well as Arm, IBM Z and LinuxONE platforms.

Furtherly, SUSE notes shorter deployment times and fewer manual processes due to more options for secure device onboarding of appliances. Devices can now be configured and connected remotely. This is particularly suitable for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and hardware and software suppliers.

Kernel live patching is now an option. According to SUSE, live patching kernels prevents both security incidents and downtime, as the kernel can continue operating while updates are applied.

Furthermore, SLE Micro 5.1 should make it easier to gradually modernize applications via a microservices architecture.

Who and when?

SUSE emphasizes SLE Micro’s suitability for telecom operators and any organization based on various embedded systoms. The update is available immediately.

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