At the CloudOpen conference presently being held in San Diego, California, the Nuremberg-based Linux company SUSE announced the launch of the SUSE Cloud - the first OpenStack-based cloud solution for private businesses.
Based on the OpenStack project, under which open source software is being made available for building public and private clouds, the newly-launched SUSE Cloud will essentially facilitate private enterprises in quick deployment and management of an infrastructure-as-a-service (Iaas) private cloud.
Apparently the first commercially supported private cloud solution, the SUSE Cloud is largely an automated cloud management platform which has the backing of SUSE's two-decade expertise, not only in terms of the commercialization of open source projects but also in delivering enterprise-class support worldwide.
Thanks to its advantage of a seamless management and provisioning of workloads across a safe, acquiescent and fully supported cloud environment, the SUSE Cloud - which also integrates with SUSE Studio and SUSE Manager - will chiefly allow enterprises to bring about an improvement in resource utilization as well as accelerate the delivery of services.
Terming the SUSE Cloud as "a positive result of SUSE's participation in the community," Jonathan Bryce - chairman of the OpenStack Project Policy Board - said that SUSE Cloud "will help deliver enterprise-quality OpenStack solutions to its strong customer base," along with making the open source cloud "more accessible to a broader set of users."