SUSE, SaltStack Set To Enhance Business Agility

by CXOtoday News Desk    Sep 30, 2016

automation

SUSE and SaltStack are expanding their partnership to offer customers automated management of virtually all data center resources at massive scale. SaltStack Enterprise and SUSE Manager 3 running on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server deliver intelligent, event-driven orchestration of heterogeneous enterprise IT systems today. SUSE and SaltStack are collaborating to further integrate and extend these capabilities through upstream Salt development to optimize cloud, container and storage resources, thus enabling digital business.

“SUSE and SaltStack are expanding their business and technical collaboration to develop and ultimately deliver advanced management and orchestration capabilities for the software-defined enterprise data center that extend from systems management to cloud, containers and storage,” said Michael Miller, President of Strategy, Alliances and Marketing at SUSE. “Enterprise IT is more complex and unruly than ever, and customers need more control and flexibility as their data centers grow and become more business critical.”

SaltStack Enterprise and SUSE Manager 3 are built on Salt open source systems management software and validated on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. Building on the Salt integration SUSE delivered in SUSE Manager 3, SUSE and SaltStack will collaborate to develop and deliver new levels of automation and control for the software-defined data center.

“Together, SUSE and SaltStack are accelerating business agility through the efficient orchestration and automation of enterprise DevOps and data center operations at scale. SUSE expertise in enterprise-grade computing is legendary, and SaltStack excels at bringing order and security to the chaos and complexity often found in the modern data center. SUSE and SaltStack are delivering efficient and flexible enterprise IT operations and agile DevOps for next-generation business,” said Marc Chenn, Co-Founder and CEO of SaltStack.

The two companies will increase development collaboration and contributions to the Salt open source project for intelligent systems management, extending capabilities to orchestrate SUSE and third-party cloud, container and storage resources. SaltStack Enterprise and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server together are the preferred IT automation software stack recommended and supported by SUSE and SaltStack.

Mary Johnston Turner, IDC Research Vice President for Enterprise System Management Software, said, “Enterprises are looking to improve not just operational efficiency and IT productivity, but also business productivity. They need to deal with scale, complexity and time-to-market pressure. This SUSE-SaltStack collaboration holds the promise of delivering a broad and sophisticated set of automation and orchestration capabilities across complex data center environments, thus providing real business value. This puts them in a strong position to demonstrate leadership in this space.”