SUSE has announced the launch of SUSE Cloud 2.0, the next version of the original enterprise-ready OpenStack distribution for building Infrastructure-as-a-Service private clouds.
Based on OpenStack Grizzly, SUSE Cloud 2.0 aims to provide the capabilities for setting up a mixed hypervisor private cloud environment that can be rapidly deployed and easily managed, helping enterprises increase business agility and reduce IT costs.
SUSE Cloud 2.0 has been designed to help reduce administrator time and streamline the setup of private clouds based on OpenStack. SUSE Cloud 2.0 incorporates an installation framework, which facilitates concurrent implementation of KVM, Xen, Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware ESXi hypervisor environments, giving customers increased flexibility in building their clouds. SUSE also provides proven 24/7 enterprise support for SUSE Cloud 2.0.
Michael Miller, vice president of global alliances and marketing for SUSE commented on SUSE Cloud 2.0: "SUSE Cloud gives enterprise customers the ability to innovate faster and improve resource utilisation, all while mitigating risk. Enterprises enjoy greater choice as they benefit from open source development reinforced with stability and security."
SUSE Cloud 2.0 builds on the open source development and broad ecosystem of OpenStack to expand the enterprise capabilities of the cloud platform, while enabling customers to maintain investments they have previously made in traditional data centre environments. SUSE Cloud 2.0's cloud technology and broad solution choice aims to help ensure a smooth deployment into enterprise data centres by offering a more robust installation process, support for mixed hypervisor cloud environments and improved integration with SUSE Studio and SUSE Manager.
Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation, said, "From its inception, the OpenStack project has been focused on delivering unparalleled flexibility to organisations as they deploy clouds. By supporting all major hypervisors in its OpenStack distribution, SUSE is helping enterprises take full advantage of their existing infrastructures."