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SUSE Extends Partnership with VMware in the Cloud SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMware to be available for VMware vCloud Hybrid Service

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- (VMworld® 2013) -- SUSE® has extended its partnership with VMware to make SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMware available through VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™. Thousands of VMware customers have already taken advantage of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMware, experiencing its high-performing and cost-effective solution for running virtualized Linux workloads in their data centers. Those customers will have the option when executing their cloud strategy of running their workloads on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server in the VMware vCloud Hybrid Service, giving them greater flexibility for optimizing their IT resources.

"Extending our partnership with VMware into the cloud is a boon for enterprise customers," said Michael Miller, vice president of global alliances and marketing for SUSE. "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is an ideal guest operating system for running Linux workloads in any virtual environment, notably VMware. Customers will be able to get these same benefits through VMware vCloud Hybrid Service."

Mathew Lodge, vice president of Cloud Services at VMware, said, "We are pleased to work with SUSE to make their SUSE Linux Enterprise Server subscription licenses available on VMware vCloud Hybrid Service. Today's announcement from SUSE is another example of how our ongoing collaboration with partners can provide customers with easy access to proven enterprise server solutions."

Since 2010, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMware has been the only enterprise Linux distribution optimized and bundled with VMware vSphere®. Its maintenance costs are included in the cost of a customer's VMware vSphere support agreement for data center deployments.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMware vCloud Hybrid Service will be available in the fourth quarter.

About SUSE
SUSE, a pioneer in open source software, provides reliable, interoperable 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 www.suse.com.

Copyright 2013 SUSE LLC. All rights reserved. SUSE and the SUSE logo are registered trademarks of SUSE LLC in the United States and other countries. All third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

VMware, vCloud, vCloud Hybrid Service and VMworld are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. The use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

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