Suse launches OpenStack-based private cloud for enterprises

The enterprise Linux distributor embraces OpenStack with the introduction of the Suse Cloud for enterprise customers.

Suse has unveiled its first OpenStack-based enterprise-grade private cloud solution amid CloudOpen 2012 in San Diego this week.

Dubbed Suse Cloud, Suse reps said in prepared remarks that it chose to base the cloud platform on the OpenStack project in response to customer demand as well as because of OpenStack's broad industry support. Right now, the OpenStack community consists of more than 3,300 developers at 180 companies.

Suse Cloud is set up to be an automated, flexible cloud management platform for deploying and managing an infrastructure-as-a-service private cloud. Being aimed at the enterprise set, Suse Cloud is touted to be able to speed up delivery of and provisioning workloads within a secure cloud environment.

Furthermore, the automation factor along with self-service and workload standardization capabilities are supposed to free up time lost from time-consuming processes so that IT departments can respond more directly faster to other issues and requirements.

Suse Cloud also includes underlying Suse Linux Enterprise Server systems, and it can be configured for hybrid cloud environments using other Suse products and solutions, such as the Suse Studio image building platform.

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