Ashish Nadkarni, program director, Computing Platforms, for IDC, said, "This expanded partnership and transfer of technology assets has the potential to be a real win-win for SUSE and HPE, as well as customers of both companies. SUSE has proven time and again it can successfully work with its technology partners to help organizations glean maximum benefit from their investments in open source. SUSE is positioning itself very well as a high-growth company with the resources it needs to compete in key market segments."
As part of the transaction, HPE has named SUSE as its preferred open source partner for Linux, OpenStack IaaS and Cloud Foundry PaaS. HPE's choice of SUSE as its preferred open source partner further cements SUSE's reputation for delivering high-quality, enterprise-grade open source solutions and services.
"We are evolving our investment strategy to focus on developing the next generation of hybrid cloud solutions, which combines HPE technology with a broad ecosystem of open source and partner technologies that support traditional and cloud native applications," said Ric Lewis, SVP and GM, Software-Defined and Cloud Group, at HPE. "Customers tell us they need simple hybrid offerings. By partnering with SUSE, HPE will continue to provide high quality OpenStack and Cloud Foundry PaaS solutions that are simple to deploy into customer's multi-cloud environments."
Today's news follows the recent announcement of a deeper engagement between SUSE and HPE to leverage SUSE's OpenStack expertise for joint innovation around HPE's Helion OpenStack and Helion Stackato PaaS solutions. The transaction announced today also includes a non-exclusive agreement under which HPE will OEM SUSE's OpenStack IaaS and SUSE's Cloud Foundry PaaS technology for use inside HPE's Helion OpenStack and Helion Stackato solutions.
Abby Kearns, executive director of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, said, "SUSE has been a powerful player in the enterprise open source world for more than two decades, and I'm excited to see the impact that a SUSE Cloud Foundry distribution will have for enterprises and developers around the world. SUSE's strategic vision for the convergence of Platform-as-a-Service and Container-as-a-Service technologies will also be a welcome addition to the strategic dialogue we have within the Cloud Foundry Foundation community."
For additional perspective on this acquisition and what it means for SUSE and its customers, see www.suse.com/communities/blog/acquisition-news-suse-acquiring-iaas-and-paas-technology-and-talent-from-hpe. For more information about SUSE's cloud offerings, visit www.suse.com/cloud.
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