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Supermicro forms partnership to deliver new converged cloud solution

20 Jul 2017

SUSE, a provider of open source software, specialises in interoperable Linux, cloud infrastructure and storage solutions for the enterprise.

The self-proclaimed pioneer of open source software has announced that they have teamed up with Supermicro. 

The two companies have entered into a partnership that will provide a series of new, innovative IT solutions based on Supermicro hardware. 

The new offerings feature SUSE OpenStack Cloud, SUSE Enterprise Storage, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, and embedded Linux. 

The new partnership was motivated by a growing market demand for converged solutions, says SUSE. 

Both companies expect multiple joint solutions to come from the new partnership, with the first being the integration of SUSE’s OpenStack into a market ready solution: Built on SUSE YES Certified hardware, this private cloud solution is a validated reference architecture, leveraging Supermicro's Green Computing.

This converged cloud and storage solution aims to provide customers with a streamlined installation of a production-ready Infrastructure as a Service private cloud with scalability from one rack to as many as is required, depending on the customer's needs.

"Supermicro's NVMe-enabled OpenStack hardware with SUSE's proven enterprise software suite maximizes compute performance," comments Michael McNerney, vice president, Software Solutions and Infrastructure, at Supermicro. 

"Combined with space-efficient SimplyDouble storage you get unparalleled block and object services to deliver a scalable cloud data center infrastructure. When maximum performance is required, our 1U Ultra SuperServer with 10 hot-swap NVMe drives provides unbeatable storage throughput.”

Phillip Cockrell, SUSE vice president of Worldwide Alliance Sales, says, "Supermicro's hardware offerings and partner ecosystem teamed with SUSE's OpenStack cloud and software-defined storage solutions will provide significant value in a very cost-competitive market.”

Cockrell says these solutions harness the innovation of open source with the backing and support of global providers Supermicro and SUSE. 

“They are supplanting traditional, more-expensive cloud and storage solutions, giving customers more choice and flexibility to meet their business objectives and better serve their own customers.”

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