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SUSECON: a global event with a world of great HPE involvement

By Christina Neary and Paul Riviere 

If you’re looking for the latest developments in enterprise-class Linux, OpenStack, storage, container and other open source projects, SUSECON is the place to be. So as one of SUSE’s key strategic alliance partners, Hewlett Packard Enterprise will definitely be there with our own developments for you to check out, plus HPE SUSE experts who will be happy to answer any questions you may have and work with you to find the ideal solution for your enterprise.susecon-2017-logo.png

  It begins at the booth

At the event, HPE Booth B24/25/26 is the place to go for solutions, advice, and answers. We’ll have specialists in a wide range of technology areas available to work with you. HPE Synergy, OneView, storage, HPE Pointnext services – even a guru on joint HPE/SAP/SUSE solutions: they’ll all be accessible during the event, So stop by, talk with them, and pick up some of our giveaways and sign up to win our raffle prizes. Fun!   

 Breakouts on breakthroughs

I also encourage you to see our experts and our technology on display during the three HPE breakout sessions at the event. Note that Gary Thome, HPE VP and Chief Technologist Software Defined Infrastructure will be among the speakers at the Thursday Keynote session, taking place at 9:00 am on the Main Stage.

 HPE Synergy Composable infrastructure ecosystem & HPE OneView, Wednesday, September 27 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM.  Room: Tyrolka

This session will demonstrate the value of composable infrastructure from execution to economics in today’s hybrid world.  You’ll see how enterprises are future-proofing their data centers for today’s workloads and tomorrow’s disruptors AND HPE OneView with its Unified API with single line of code accelerates DevOps environments by automating provisioning and management of physical infrastructure with SUSE Manager. Great session. Invaluable information. 

Re-think your business; modernize your SAP core and accelerate your path to HANA, Wednesday, September 27    2:30 PM - 3:30 PM. Room: Karlin II

With a strong portfolio of deployment options, migration, consulting and support services, HPE help you move to SAP more quickly and confidently. We recognize the path to HANA is a journey: successful adoptions require reduced complexity and lower risk by deploying SAP HANA on the fastest and most reliable infrastructure. Purpose-built and optimized for SAP HANA workloads, HPE ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA portfolio offers proven performance, and unmatched business continuity features to ensure the highest service levels. Learn how you can be an IT hero, by running your SAP HANA workloads on HPE’s ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA portfolio, coupled with SLES for SAP HANA. This session is a must for any enterprise running SAP HANA and making the move to S/4 HANA.  

 2017 is the Year of Software Defined Storage – Are You On Board? Thursday, September 28. 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM. Room: Amsterdam

See how SUSE Enterprise Storage on HPE servers enables you to stay ahead of the explosive growth of digital data without crippling their budgets. The HPE and SUSE storage solution is available on three hardware platforms to address a wide range of customer requirements, including HPE Apollo 4000, HPE ProLiant DL380, and HPE Cloudline. Join us in the session to hear how you can control the cost of storage by leveraging open source solutions backed and supported by HPE

Excellence in action: HPE demos and more

HPE will have three interactive demos at SUSECON:

  • Hellion Open Stack
  • SUSE Enterprise Storage

 Each will let you experience our joint solutions with SUSE first hand. HPE will also be presenting a number of sessions with SUSE, including:

  • Security From Boot Through Run Time, Tuesday, September 26, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM. Room: Karlin I
  • Turning Your Private Cloud into HPC-as-a-Service (HPCaaS), Wednesday, September 27, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM. Room: Rokoska
  • Non-native English speakers in Open Source communities: A True Story, Tuesday, September 26, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM and Friday, September 29, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM. Room for both sessions: Paris

 More information

SUSECON will take place from Tuesday, September 26 – Thursday, September 28 in Prague, Czech Republic. Complete information is available on the SUSECON site. More information on HPE – SUSE joint solutions is available on our Alliance page,



Christina Neary manages HPE’s strategic alliance with SUSE. She leads a global team responsible for alliance strategy, sales, co-innovation, field and partner enablement, and global execution of strategic go-to-market initiatives between HPE and SUSE.  Previously, Christina managed global relationships for partners such as Microsoft and Citrix and now looks after both Micro Focus and SUSE.


 Riviere.jpgPaul Riviere is well established in roles within Information Technology, High-Performance Computing, and more recently in scale-out technology for the HPE and SUSE Strategic Alliance Program. His focus is on establishing Go-To-Market Initiatives and driving growth for SUSE Enterprise Linux, SUSE Enterprise Storage, SUSE OpenStack Cloud, SUSE for HPC, SUSE for SAP HANA, SUSE Enterprise Manager. Driven towards growth and establishing GTM initiatives, Paul works with teams to evangelize and train, while also encouraging an atmosphere that emphasizes the positive and provides enrichment to achieve goals for success. 

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