As enterprises seek to become more agile by more rapidly delivering applications to customers, suppliers and internal users, they are embracing new architectures, processes and technologies designed to accelerate IT.
SUSE has today announced at SUSECON 17 that it is helping customers speed application delivery with a growing portfolio of solutions built on industry-standard open source technologies.
SUSE CaaS Platform 2, a container management platform based on Kubernetes technology, and the SUSE Cloud Application Platform, which is based on Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes technologies.
There is a significant amount of hype surrounding container technology. Effectively, it allows users – with less resources – to get more value out of hardware through the movement of VMs across different clouds – both public, private and on-prem. The adoption of hybrid cloud is made easier through containers. The technology is the key player in this space.
“IT transformation and the needs of enterprise customers are driving tremendous technology innovation,” said Nils Brauckmann, CEO of SUSE.
“With the drastic growth of enterprises running workloads using containers in production and DevOps being a key part of their IT strategy moving forward, SUSE continues to expand its application delivery portfolio to align with these strategic customer needs. Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry have emerged as leading technologies around which enterprises are building strategic application delivery transformation initiatives. And with SUSE CaaS Platform and SUSE Cloud Application Platform, we are delivering these technologies to our customers in a very consumable way. It’s an example of understanding the market need and trajectory, then identifying and bringing the right technology to the enterprise.”
Al Gillen, IDC group vice president, software development and open source, also commented and said, “Streamlining the deployment of application content packaged in containers has become a key focal point for the industry. Given its historical strength with infrastructure software, SUSE is well positioned to deliver consumable solutions for deploying and operating applications using containers in an agile environment. The combination of Kubernetes orchestration and Cloud Foundry PaaS-enabling software solves a key deployment challenge for customers using two popular solutions – made better with SUSE’s commercial support behind the technology.”
SUSE Cloud Application Platform
SUSE Cloud Application Platform is a modern application delivery platform used by software development and operations teams to streamline lifecycle management of traditional and new cloud native applications.
Bringing together industry-leading Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes technologies, the platform facilitates DevOps process integration to accelerate innovation, improve IT responsiveness and maximise return on investment.
Among other capabilities, SUSE Cloud Application platform simplifies management of Cloud Foundry with a unique approach, leveraging Kubernetes to deploy and manage a containerised version of Cloud Foundry.
The containerised implementation also consumes a fraction of the memory footprint of other Cloud Foundry distributions and is faster to recover and scale.
Abby Kearns, executive director of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, said, “As demand continues to grow, so does the need for more Cloud Foundry software distributions from a provider who can address the different business models and IT strategies for enterprise customers. We are delighted to see the new Cloud Foundry distribution from SUSE, and fully support SUSE as they serve enterprises with the very best technology for modern application delivery.”