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January 07, 2013

SUSE Celebrates 20 Years as an Enterprise Linux Company

SUSE was founded in 1992 as the world’s first enterprise Linux company. In the past 20 years, it has grown to a global company with over 13,000 employees in markets all over the world. Its primary product is the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, also boasting SUSE Manager and SUSE Studio. But representatives from SUSE were out at Cloud Expo 2012 show in Santa Clara last November to talk about the company’s newest solution, SUSE Cloud 1.0.

I sat down with Frank Rego, business development manager at SUSE, to talk about SUSE Cloud. It is an open stack distribution based on Linux, and is an enterprise private cloud solution fully supported by SUSE. According to Rego, the solution has an added deployment framework on its front end, which takes care of automation for deploying private clouds.

Rego stated that many Fortune 100 companies are using SUSE solutions. These companies hear the buzz about the cloud and need to evaluate what they do in their businesses and how to move to the cloud. SUSE can help them move to a cloud environment, making the migration process easier, enabling both public and private clouds. Rego stated that SUSE has a good foothold in over 20 public clouds, and it represents a private way for customers to migrate away from the public cloud as need be.

According to Rego, SUSE will release updates on SUSE Cloud about twice a year, shortly after open stack releases. There is a bit of a lag, he says, because the company is enterprise focused. This solution is in the early stages, and Rego sees small risk and great rewards in it going forward. As companies decide what cloud deployments are right for them, SUSE will be there to help enterprises make the most of the cloud.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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