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About Jay Kruemcke

Jay has had more than twenty years of experience in the information technology industry. Starting from a rather humble beginning at IBM, Jay became a mainframe systems support programmer. Eventually Jay joined the AIX operating systems development team early in that product's development. Jay leveraged technical skills that he built in systems management to establish himself as a member of the IBM Austin Executive Briefing Center. His expertise in systems management with the SAP ERP system enabled his first product management role, as the owner of the Tivoli management product for SAP. Over the next three years he established that product as a success with the help of a strong development team. Jay returned to AIX in a product management position initially focusing on managing new requirements for the AIX operating system. Jay established himself as a subject manager expert in AIX and Power Systems virtualization and became a frequent guest at conferences around the world. Jay succumbed to the dark side and spent four years in IBM marketing in which he introduced AIX version 6 and AIX version 7 and many product innovations including the first every open beta program for an AIX release and a significant restructuring of the AIX offering structure and prices. Jay was part of the cloud software development organization and and focused on managing development engagements for clients deploying clouds using Power Systems servers with PowerVC and related products. In March of 2016, Jay retired from IBM and started in a new role as a product manager for SUSE, the Open Software company. Jay new focus is on enterprise Linux for POWER and ARM processor based systems. The postings on this site solely reflect the personal views of the author and do not necessarily represent the views, positions, strategies or opinions of my employer. Follow me on twitter @mr_sles, @cloudrancher and @chromeaix.

When they build it, SUSE will be ready

SLES 12 Service Pack 3 for ARM is done. Now what? SUSE has finished up SLES 12 Service Pack 3 and it is available to our customers. Inside SUSE, Service Pack 3 was labeled a “Consolidation” release. This type of … Continue reading

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SAP HANA 2.0 now certified for SLES 12 Service Pack 2 on IBM POWER8

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 2 (SLES 12 SP2) for IBM POWER is now certified by SAP for SAP HANA 2.0 SLES 12 SP2 runs on IBM POWER8 hardware in little-endian mode (ppc64le). Currently supported SAP HANA releases … Continue reading

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Transforming Your Business with SUSE Linux HPC at ISC 2017

We are a little more than a week away from the International Super-computing Conference (ISC) in Frankfurt, Germany and it’s clear that there will be a lot of SUSE HPC customers at this conference. This year’s ISC conference promises to … Continue reading

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SLES 12 High Performance Computing Module for ARM based systems is now available

The High Performance Computing Module for ARM processor based systems is now available Continue reading

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More memory now available for SAP HANA on SLES 11 for POWER

Many companies are now running their businesses with SAP HANA on IBM POWER servers. SUSE has seen huge increase in customer demand for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 11 SP4 since it became available in August 2015. SAP … Continue reading

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SUSE Enterprise Storage 4 is now available for X86 and ARM systems

SUSE Enterprise Storage version 4 is now available. SUSE Enterprise Storage is the Software Defined Storage market leader and adds significant new capabilities in this release including: Unified Block, File and Object storage with the addition of CephFS New support … Continue reading

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SUSE partners with ARM, Cavium and OpenHPC to deliver OpenHPC High Performance Computing Infrastructure for ARM

SUSE has partnered with Cavium Inc., OpenHPC, and ARM Ltd., a SoftBank company, to cultivate the High Performance Computing system software stack for systems based on the 64-bit ARM AArch64 processors. Together, these partners have established an OpenHPC build, integration, … Continue reading

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