Lots of Interacting Services imapd ftpd sendmail NIS apache Usenet TCP/IP and Routing11
Being avant-garde is tough work • All of these services were Open Source ‒ Maintained by different projects ‒ Required a lot of manual integration work • Management by vi ‒ steep learning curve • Fast-forward evolution ‒ your knowledge will be obsolete a year from now • No external support and maintenance ‒ the business risk is all yours12
Problem #2: How do we move this Internet Thing from Lab Project to Business?13
Linux Companies Filled the Gap • Integrating components from different sources • Reducing the complexity of the problem ‒ Useful preconfigurations ‒ Configuration tools ‒ Documentation • Enterprise level support and maintenance • Consulting (a.k.a. rent-a-wizard)14
SUSE in a Nutshell • We have a 20 year Open Source track record ‒ participating in communities ‒ integration and hardening of open source code • We know how to make things easier to use ‒ Yast2, Hawk, ... • We understand the needs of Enterprise Computing ‒ Quality, support and maintenance ‒ Life cycle needs • Strong IHV partners15
SUSE Cloud • We released SUSE Cloud 1.0 in mid 2012 ‒ Based on Essex ‒ Using Crowbar for bare metal deployment ‒ RADOS integration • Announced partnership with Dell on Nov 12 • Version 2.0 scheduled for Q1 201325
SUSE Cloud Value Proposition • Provide a solution to build your Enterprise on ‒ (without hiring lots of wizards) • Provide the right level of abstraction ‒ Simple enough to be convenient to use ‒ Flexible enough to accomodate your business processes • Enterprise-level Support and Maintenance • Integration with SUSE Manager and SUSE Studio ‒ build cloud-ready workloads ‒ move from private to public cloud and vice versa26
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