SUSE Expands Computing Beyond the Edge with SUSE Linux Enterprise Micro 5.1

by Carolyn Mathas

SUSE® announced the availability of SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) Micro 5.1, a lightweight and secure OS targeting containerized and virtualized workloads. SLE Micro 5.1 adds edge-focused security features including secure device onboarding and live patching and enables modernizing of workloads with support for IBM Z and LinuxONE.

Customers can incorporate SLE Micro into their digital transformation plans at the edge or supporting edge deployments with mainframes. can start with container workloads or virtualizing their current legacy workloads, then move to containerized workloads when they are ready, with no change in the underlying system platform.

SLE Micro is also helping to expand SUSE’s reach into key industry focus segments, such as telecommunications and manufacturing, making it easy for organizations of all sizes to adopt Kubernetes.

Benefits provided by SLE Micro 5.1 include:

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

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