SUSE Launches Cloud4, Latest Version of Cloud Computing Platform Based on OpenStack Icehouse Release

The Cloud4 platform will support multi-hypervisor cloud computing ecosystems with automated high availability (HA) capabilities.

suseGREATRESPONDER.COM – This was announced by the SuSe open source software support company on Wednesday August 13, 2014 that it is going to release the latest version of it cloud computing platform named as Cloud4. It is an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) platform, which is based on the latest release of the OpenStack cloud version called as Icehouse. The company staked its claim in the domain of cloud computing services and negated the general thinking that Red Hat and Canonical are only Linux based companies that deal with OpenStack cloud platforms.

In an official statement of the company, it was further informed about the features of the newly released cloud computing based product that, it supports the feature of automated high availability (HA), which is very critical for the enterprises and large companies. The Cloud4 infrastructure as a service is capable of support multiple hypervisor at the same time, which will lead to open up a new dimension of interoperability of cloud services among diverse hypervisor providers. This new release will also support the Ceph Distributed Storage System.

The company further claimed, in the official statement that, “SUSE Cloud is the first enterprise distribution with automated high availability (HA) configuration and deployment of the OpenStack cloud services. This ensures the continuous operation of private cloud deployments and the delivery of enterprise-grade Service Level Agreements (SLA).”

In his official comments, the VP of Global Alliance and Marketing at SUSE, Mr. Michael Miller said, “With SUSE Cloud, SUSE has taken the lead in making a standardized OpenStack distribution deployable in today’s enterprise datacenters. SUSE Cloud makes it easy and cost effective to implement a highly available, mixed-hypervisor private cloud infrastructure. And the addition of Ceph distributed storage capabilities increases the value and flexibility of SUSE Cloud in almost any enterprise.” Meanwhile, the Executive Director of OpenStack platform, Mr. Jonathan Bryce commented about the adoptability of the OpenStack platform that, “The OpenStack project is seeing increasingly wide adoption by enterprises. We’ve heard from enterprise users that high availability, integration with their preferred tools and platforms, and access to the latest upstream innovation is important, and that’s exactly the market SUSE is reaching for with Ceph integration and HA tools.”

The statement of the company further maintained that, “SUSE Cloud now includes advanced VMware capabilities for image management and support for VMware Virtual SAN, in addition to previous support for VMware vSphere compute nodes, VMware NSX network virtualization and the vSphere driver for block storage, automation and availability features to ease enterprise adoption of OpenStack and help organizations maximize current IT investments.”

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