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Since 14 years, SUSE architects and engineers collaborate and co-innovate with SAP Linux Lab for customers. To understand why SUSE Linux Enterprise Server selected for use with SAP HANA, we need to flashback the important SAP and SUSE milestones since 1999:

Year Milestone
1999
  • First Linux certified for SAP software
2006
  • First operating system certified for SAP Adaptive Computing Controller (ACC)
  • Selected operating system for use with SAP BWA
  • SAP’s Linux/UNIX software development platform
2007
  • First virtualization (Xen) validated for SAP
  • First joint seamless and integrated Linux support through SAP Solution Manager
2008
  • Co-development of SUSE Installation Wizard for faster deployment of SAP and SUSE software
  • Selected operating system for use with SAP Business ByDesign
  • SAP Pinnacle Award 2008 Winner
2009
  • Selected operating system for use with SAP HANA
  • SAP Pinnacle Award 2009 Finalist
2010
  • Four validated high availability best practices for SAP environment
  • First Linux supported on Amazon Web Services
2011
  • Availability of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, the most optimized operating system for SAP workload with built-in high availability, faster deployment, page cache management, enterprise support services.
2012
  • Distribution of  ClamSAP (anti-virus connector to ClamAV) with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications
  • First Linux distributor to certify High Availability solution for integration with SAP NetWeaver
2013
  • SUSE ads new channel program for SAP Business One HANA

In summary, SUSE Linux Enterprise is:


  • The leading platform for SAP solutions on Linux
  • Selected by thousands of SAP customers
  • The only Enterprise Linux optimized for SAP solutions
  • SAP’s development platform for UNIX and Linux
  • The recommended and supported OS for SAP HANA
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