Today, August 9, 2016, SUSE, the company behind the powerful SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) operating systems, announced that it partners with Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack company, for providing full enterprise Linux support.
The two companies are announcing today a collaboration that will offer complete enterprise Linux support to Mirantis OpenStack customers, not only for the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server operating system, but also for the commercial Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the open-source CentOS distributions. Mirantis and SUSE will join their technical knowledge to set SLES (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server) as the operating system of choice for Mirantis OpenStack.
"At SUSE, we believe in openness and choice for our customers and our partners," said Michael Miller, President of Strategy, Alliances and Marketing at SUSE. "That’s why SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is the most interoperable and robust platform for mission-critical computing and the smart choice for OpenStack private clouds. And now Mirantis customers can benefit from SUSE’s enterprise-grade Linux solutions for their private cloud."
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server will be optimized for Mirantis OpenStack
Furthermore, today's partnership between SUSE and Mirantis will bring certain under-the-hood optimizations to the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server operating system to better function for the Mirantis OpenStack. The companies promise to contribute all the improvements to upstream open source projects they rely on to do these optimizations to SLES. Additionally, Mirantis will make sure to offer their customers the latest security patches and software updates for SLES, RHEL, and CentOS.
"Many of our larger customers run two or three different Linux flavors. Now OpenStack users can get support for their major Linux distributions in one place from Mirantis," said Mirantis co-founder and CMO, Boris Renski. "Thousands of enterprises worldwide across major industries count on SUSE because they offer enterprise-grade, high reliability, bet-your-business service level agreements. Partnering with SUSE gives Mirantis customers access to this support as they build their private cloud."
The announcement also informs existing and future Mirantis customers about the availability of priority subscriptions in single or three-year terms. These include the promised security and software updates for the supported Linux kernel-based operating systems listed above, as well as 24x7x365 phone and email-based support with a guaranteed 1 hour response time. For more details, please visit www.mirantis.com/partners/suse .