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Suse & HPE enter IaaS agreement for customers and partners
Thu, 15th Dec 2016
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Suse and Hewlett Packard Enterprise have entered into an agreement to acquire technology that will expand on Suse's OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution.

The acquired assets will be integrated into SUSE OpenStack Cloud, and the acquired Cloud Foundry and PaaS assets will enable SUSE to bring to market a certified, enterprise-ready SUSE Cloud Foundry PaaS solution for all customers and partners in the SUSE ecosystem.

According to the two companies, the agreement includes HPE naming Suse as its preferred open source partner for Linux, OpenStack and Cloud Foundry solutions.

Nils Brauckmann, CEO of Suse, says the driving force behind the acquisition is Suse's commitment to providing open source software-defined infrastructure technologies that deliver enterprise value for customers and partners.

“This also demonstrates how we're building our business through a combination of organic growth and technology acquisition. Once again, this strategy sends a strong message to the market and the worldwide open source community that SUSE is a company on the move.

Ashish Nadkarni, program director of Computing Platforms for IDC, says the partnership transfer of technology assets has the potential to be a real win-win for both companies, as well as customers of both companies.

“Suse has proven time and again it can successfully work with its technology partners to help organizations glean maximum benefit from their investments in open source,” explains Nadkarni.

“Suse is positioning itself very well as a high-growth company with the resources it needs to compete in key market segments."

HPE has also named Suse as its preferred open source partner for Linux, OpenStack IaaS and Cloud Foundry PaaS

“We are evolving our investment strategy to focus on developing the next generation of hybrid cloud solutions, which combines HPE technology with a broad ecosystem of open source and partner technologies that support traditional and cloud native applications,” says Ric Lewis, SVP and GM, Software-Defined and Cloud Group, at HPE.

“Customers tell us they need simple hybrid offerings. By partnering with Suse, HPE will continue to provide high quality OpenStack and Cloud Foundry PaaS solutions that are simple to deploy into customer's multi-cloud environments.