SUSE has announced general availability of SUSE Cloud 3, the next version of the original enterprise-ready OpenStack distribution for building Infrastructure-as-a-Service private clouds. SUSE Cloud 3 provides customers with greater flexibility to cost-effectively deploy private clouds with existing virtualized data centers by delivering full support for VMware vSphere through integration with VMware vCenter Server.
“A top 10 contributor to the OpenStack project and a platinum member of the OpenStack Foundation, SUSE has proven its commitment to driving the rapid innovation and stability of the OpenStack community,” said Nils Brauckmann, President & General Manager, SUSE. SUSE is focussed on making it easier for the enterprise user to adopt an OpenStack-based private cloud solution, delivering a rock-solid OpenStack distribution in SUSE Cloud 3 that is easy to set up and use in any enterprise production environment.”
“VMware is delivering a proven portfolio of enterprise-grade technologies to support customer choice in building OpenStack clouds,” said Dan Wendlandt, Director of product management for OpenStack, VMware. “VMware and SUSE have long partnered to simplify our customers’ deployments. Our products work together seamlessly and are well supported. With this announcement, SUSE and VMware are bringing the powerful combination of VMware’s technologies to customers deploying OpenStack with SUSE Cloud 3.”
Mark McLaughlin, Senior Director, Office of the CTO, EMC Corporation, said, “Joint customers have expressed interest in enterprise solutions that will enable them to use OpenStack. The inclusion of OpenStack drivers for EMC into SUSE Cloud 3 enables customers to take advantage of industry-leading EMC VNX solutions to meet their OpenStack storage needs.”