Hands-on: Linux appliances made easy with SUSE Studio
Jul 30, 2009, 20:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ryan Paul)
"Novell has launched a new Web service called SUSE Studio that
simplifies the process of building Linux-based software appliances.
It provides a convenient interface for creating custom versions of
Novell's SUSE Linux distribution with specialized configurations.
The service is part of Novell's broader SUSE Appliance Program
"Enterprise software deployment comes with a lot of serious
technical challenges. Getting a complex piece of server software up
and running on backend infrastructure often requires system
administrators to wrestle with dependencies and configuration
issues. Software appliances are increasingly viewed as a compelling
solution to this problem.
"A software appliance is a preconfigured stack that includes a
software program and its dependencies bundled with a minimal
operating system image that can get the program up and running with
the smallest possible resource footprint. This concept is often
referred to as "Just Enough Operating System" (JeOS)."