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SUSE signs on with HPE to expand its offerings

In an effort to accelerate its growth and entry into new markets, SUSE has acquired talent and technology assets for OpenStack IaaS and Cloud Foundry PaaS.

Nils Brauckmann, CEO of SUSE.
Nils Brauckmann, CEO of SUSE.

SUSE, a provider of open-source software, has entered into an agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), an enterprise information technology company.

As per the agreement, SUSE will incorporate talent and technology assets from HPE into its OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution and its Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). The latter is aimed at accelerating SUSE's entry into the Cloud Foundry PaaS market.

Nils Brauckmann, CEO of SUSE, said: "The driving force behind this acquisition is SUSE's commitment to providing open source software-defined infrastructure technologies that deliver enterprise value for our customers and partners.

"This also demonstrates how we're building our business through a combination of organic growth and technology acquisition. Once again, this strategy sends a strong message to the market and the worldwide open source community that SUSE is a company on the move."

The agreement also sees HPE naming SUSE as its preferred open-source partner for Linux, OpenStack IaaS and Cloud Foundry PaaS. Additionally, SUSE has become a platinum member of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, and now holds a seat on the organisation's board.

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."

He added: "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."