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SUSE to Join Dell Emerging Solutions Ecosystem

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- (Dell World) – SUSE®, a pioneer in open source software, today announced at Dell World it was selected to join Dell's Emerging Solutions Ecosystem as an open source cloud solution provider. The ecosystem drives collaborative innovation by providing a single point of contact to complementary, best-of-breed hardware, software and services in emerging technology areas such as open source cloud and big data. Customers will be able to purchase SUSE Cloud, an automated cloud computing platform, directly from Dell to accelerate cloud computing deployments in order to respond and adapt to constantly changing customer demands and capitalize immediately on new market opportunities.

Launched in August 2012, SUSE Cloud is the first enterprise-ready, private cloud solution to help customers improve resource utilization and speed the delivery of IT services across a secure, compliant and fully supported cloud environment. SUSE Cloud combines the power of the OpenStack project and the flexibility of the Dell Crowbar project with SUSE engineering excellence and support. The result simplifies deployment and ongoing administration of the physical cloud infrastructure so customers have maximum flexibility to configure their clouds to meet specific needs.

"SUSE Cloud leverages the Dell-developed Crowbar framework so our customers can more easily and quickly deploy OpenStack-powered private clouds," said Michael Miller, vice president of global alliances and marketing, SUSE. "We're pleased to be part of Dell's Emerging Solutions Ecosystem and looking forward to collaborating more with Dell and other ecosystem partners to deliver solutions customers can use to build OpenStack clouds in hours instead of days."

"As cloud computing continues to be a top priority for CIOs in 2013, many organizations are looking to quickly realize the benefits of open source clouds," said John Igoe, executive director of Cloud and Big Data Solutions, Dell. "By having SUSE join our Emerging Solutions Ecosystem, customers will be able to ease the deployment and management of Linux-based private clouds with SUSE Cloud."

SUSE is helping its customers build future-proof private clouds by working closely with open source projects and partners who are committed to the open source vision for OpenStack. Currently, SUSE has in place technical collaboration and/or support agreements with members of Dell's Emerging Solutions Ecosystem including Dell, OpenStack Foundation, Crowbar Project, Mirantis, Inktank and Ceph.

Hands-on training events, hosted at Dell Solution Centers, are available to help customers fully understand how to build an OpenStack-based private cloud using Dell PowerEdge C servers and SUSE Cloud. The events are free to qualified SUSE or Dell customers and take place on January 16, 2013, in Chicago, IL, and on January 23, 2013, in Santa Clara, CA. Visit http://bit.ly/QtrvAx to learn more.

About Dell World
Join Dell at Dell World 2012—The Power to Do More. Technology professionals will learn from one another and identify key challenges and opportunities connected to the top forces changing business today. Learn more at www.dellworld.com: attend the virtual event at Dell World: Live Online or follow #DellWorld on Twitter.

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 us at www.suse.com.

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