RHEL and CentOS Linux: "End of Life" Doesn't Have to Mean "End of the Road"
Date: Thursday, November 16 at 8am PT / 11am ET / 5pm CET
In just eight months, the sun will set on version 7 of two major Enterprise Linux distributions, RHEL and CentOS.
Because of this, countless organizations are being forced to consider their maintenance or migration strategies. This "move it or lose it" situation adds complexity and could provide little business value, yet few can afford to shoulder the risks of unpatched vulnerabilities, compliance issues, system instability and vendor lock-in.
But "end of life" doesn't necessarily mean "end of the road."
SUSE provides a low-risk alternative with SUSE Liberty Linux. This solution is designed to extend the lifespan of a wide variety of enterprise Linux distributions without the need for migration and with easier management into the future.
In this one-hour tech talk, you’ll learn strategies from SUSE’s Dr. Thomas Giacomo for surviving—and thriving—past that end-of-support deadline. Discover which systems and guardrails to implement, the best practices you'll want to employ, and the newest technologies to manage any transition more effectively.
About the presenter:
Thomas Di Giacomo, Chief Technology and Product Officer, SUSE
Thomas Di Giacomo is Chief Technology and Product Officer for SUSE, where he leads our global Office of the CTO and Product and Solution Management. His team covers SUSE’s entire portfolio of products as well as innovation priorities. He is also responsible for driving and guiding SUSE's current and future technology and solutions, and for sharing SUSE’s vision with customers, partners, and key industry stakeholders.
Prior to his role, Thomas was SUSE’s President of Engineering & Innovation and was responsible for the rapid growth of SUSE’s expanding portfolio. He has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, serving in various global leadership and executive roles in engineering and product innovation.
Thomas holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Geneva, and lives in Switzerland.