After acquiring cloud assets from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, SUSE plans to branch out to offer platform-as-a-service technology later this year.

Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading

March 17, 2017

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SUSE Getting Into Platforms

SUSE plans to branch out to platform-as-a-service technology (PaaS) later this year, after acquiring cloud assets from Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

SUSE closed its acquisition of the HPE assets March 9, including staffing -- mainly developers -- and OpenStack software. SUSE Inc. said it plans to integrate OpenStack assets into its own SUSE OpenStack Cloud software, and use HPE's Cloud Foundry assets to come out with a Cloud Foundry PaaS solution later this year.

Also, HPE named SUSE a preferred open source partner for Linux OpenStack IaaS and Cloud Foundry PaaS, with a non-exclusive agreement for HPE to OEM SUSE's OpenStack IaaS and SUSE's Cloud Foundry PaaS technology for use with HPE's Helion OpenStack and Helion Stackato solutions, according to a statement from SUSE.

Figure 1: Not this kind of platform. (Photo: Lucy Burrows -- CC BY 2.0) Not this kind of platform.
(Photo: Lucy Burrows -- CC BY 2.0)

"We would provide customers with the ability to set up a Cloud Foundry PaaS environment in their own data center," Peter Chadwick, SUSE's director of product management for cloud and system management, tells Enterprise Cloud News.

"Our customers want to deliver workloads where they want, when they want and how they want them," says Mark Smith, product marketing manager for SUSE OpenStack Cloud. That's made OpenStack more important for companies wanting to deploy their own private clouds, and Cloud Foundry would be an extension of that strategy.

SUSE declined to comment on the number of developers who came over -- Chadwick would only say that the number was "significant."

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About the Author(s)

Mitch Wagner

Executive Editor, Light Reading

San Diego-based Mitch Wagner is many things. As well as being "our guy" on the West Coast (of the US, not Scotland, or anywhere else with indifferent meteorological conditions), he's a husband (to his wife), dissatisfied Democrat, American (so he could be President some day), nonobservant Jew, and science fiction fan. Not necessarily in that order.

He's also one half of a special duo, along with Minnie, who is the co-habitor of the West Coast Bureau and Light Reading's primary chewer of sticks, though she is not the only one on the team who regularly munches on bark.

Wagner, whose previous positions include Editor-in-Chief at Internet Evolution and Executive Editor at InformationWeek, will be responsible for tracking and reporting on developments in Silicon Valley and other US West Coast hotspots of communications technology innovation.

Beats: Software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), IP networking, and colored foods (such as 'green rice').

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