SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP applications will now be available as an operating system for SAP solutions on the IBM Cloud. IBM Cloud is also now a SUSE cloud service provider, giving customers a supported open source platform.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications on the IBM Cloud will enable customers to quickly build, deliver and deploy business-critical workloads in SAP NetWeaver and SAP HANA in the cloud. In addition, customers can integrate their SAP applications running on SUSE Linux Enterprise across different hardware platforms, including IBM Power, into a hybrid or private cloud deployment.
Customers will reportedly benefit from IBM’s global network of nearly 60 cloud data centres across six continents as well as access to the rich IBM Cloud catalogue of services including AI, data and analytics, IoT, server-less and more.
“Customers need access to a secure and scalable cloud platform to run mission-critical workloads, one with the speed and agility of IBM Cloud, one of the largest open public cloud deployments in the world,” said Phillip Cockrell, SUSE vice president of Worldwide Alliance Sales. “As public cloud grows increasingly more popular for production workloads, SUSE and IBM are offering enterprise-grade open source software fully supported on IBM Cloud. Whether big iron or public cloud, SUSE is committed to giving our customers the environments they need to succeed.”
Jay Jubran, director of Offering Management, IBM Cloud, said, “IBM provides a spectrum of fully managed and Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions to support SAP HANA applications including SUSE Linux Enterprise Server as well as new bare metal servers with up to 8TB of memory.”
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications will be available on the IBM Cloud in the fourth quarter of 2017.