SUSE Collaborates with Dell to Deliver Enterprise Cloud Deployments

     SUSE Collaborates with Dell to Deliver Enterprise Cloud Deployments

Dell SUSE Cloud Solution, Powered by OpenStack Now Generally Available

PR Newswire

PORTLAND, Ore., April 16, 2013

PORTLAND, Ore., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --SUSE® today announced the
general availability of an enterprise-class private cloud infrastructure
solution combining Dell hardware and services with SUSE software. The Dell
SUSE Cloud Solution, Powered by OpenStack helps organizations rapidly deploy
and easily manage open source private clouds. It is backed by the seamless
support of the Dell and SUSE worldwide support organizations.

The joint solution uses SUSE Cloud as its cloud management reference platform,
which is packaged for enterprise environments and integrated with SUSE
maintenance and lifecycle management processes. Tight integration between
OpenStack and Crowbar, an open-source project initiated by Dell, simplifies
deployment, management and administration of physical cloud infrastructure.
Dell and SUSE continue to actively contribute towards Crowbar's development,
and its integration into SUSE Cloud helps customers rapidly build private

With the Dell SUSE Cloud Solution, Powered by OpenStack, customers can more
easily build a highly scalable cloud foundation that is designed to handle
massive compute loads while maintaining the ability to customize their cloud

"The ease with which we can deploy and manage cloud-based workloads using SUSE
Cloud has allowed us to rapidly expand the cloud services we offer," said
Frans Labuschagne, Senior Manager, Open Systems Support Services in the Data
Center Services Division of BCX. "SUSE Cloud simplifies our installation
processes, enabling us to set up clouds in our data center quickly and reduces
the tasks needed to add capacity as we continue our growth."

SUSE Cloud, running on Dell PowerEdge servers, delivers a dynamic and flexible
private cloud infrastructure. Enterprises using SUSE Cloud benefit from the
largest portfolio of certified third-party applications running on Linux as
well as certifications on all Dell hardware. As a result, SUSE and Dell
customers can be assured that the software and infrastructure solutions they
use today will move to the cloud with them. SUSE Cloud includes 24x7 worldwide
technical support.

"Dell has been enabling enterprises with cloud solutions that are easy to
deploy and manage, and can scale up or down with their business needs," said
Forrest Norrod, vice president and general manager, Dell Server Solutions. "As
a part of our ongoing commitment to build solutions on open standards, we are
proud to have partnered with SUSE, one of Dell's Emerging Solutions Ecosystem
Partners, to create an enterprise-ready private cloud solution that provides
the support many customers require."

For over eight years, SUSE and Dell have collaborated closely to develop
innovations that deliver the performance, interoperability and reliability
enterprises need to run mission-critical Linux environments.

"SUSE and Dell are both deeply committed to the OpenStack foundation, and we
share the goal of creating an easy-to-deploy and manage cloud infrastructure
for the enterprise," said Michael Miller, vice president of global alliances
and marketing, SUSE. "We are pleased to enter into this agreement with Dell
because it helps make this goal a reality for our mutual customers. Through
our technology and business collaboration with Dell we are bringing a complete
enterprise-class solution to market backed by industry leading support and

The Dell SUSE Cloud Solution, Powered by Openstack is available now. For more
information about the offering, please contact your Dell sales representative.
For more information about SUSE Cloud, including the availability of a beta
version based on OpenStack Grizzly, visit SUSE at the OpenStack Summit, or
join us at a local Linux Road Tour event near you. More information about the
Dell SUSE partnership can be found at

About SUSE

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Linux and cloud infrastructure solutions that give enterprises greater control
and flexibility. More than 20 years of engineering excellence, exceptional
service and an unrivaled partner ecosystem power the products and support that
help our customers manage complexity, reduce cost, and confidently deliver
mission-critical services. The lasting relationships we build allow us to
adapt and deliver the smarter innovation they need to succeed—today and
tomorrow. For more information, visit us at

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