Enterprises today are evaluating cloud technologies as a method of transforming application and service delivery, optimizing IT spending, and driving greater flexibility and agility into their operations. The Dell SUSE Cloud Solution, Powered by OpenStack, is designed to meet these needs with a complete, end-to-end cloud infrastructure-as-a-service solution (IaaS), specifically designed for enterprise deployment.

As part of our longstanding partnership, Dell and SUSE have teamed together to engineer the Dell SUSE Cloud Solution, a validated cloud solution and reference architecture enabling enterprises to easily deploy and manage a fully supported, OpenStack private cloud infrastructure that is secure, reliable, and scalable.

Features of this solution include:
  • Open, standards-based cloud infrastructure: Employs the SUSE OpenStack distribution, fully integrated into proven SUSE processes for managing open source adoption into enterprise environments and maintaining stable, effective operations.
  • Simple deployment and ongoing management: Uses Crowbar, an open source initiative pioneered by Dell, and now endorsed and actively developed by Dell, SUSE and other community members. Crowbar complements OpenStack with an extensible, open source installation and configuration tool that automates deployment and expansion of OpenStack environments, reducing deployment times from days and weeks, to a few hours.
  • Proven cloud-ready platforms: The Dell SUSE Cloud Solution reference architecture has been validated against the latest generations of Dell’s award-winning PowerEdge C hyperscale servers, PowerEdge storage-dense rack servers, and Force10 switch infrastructure.
  • Extensible infrastructure for the enterprise: Using OpenStack APIs, it provides an open and flexible infrastructure for clouds that easily integrates through standard interfaces and design principles. The Dell SUSE Cloud Solution fully integrates with SUSE Studio and SUSE Manager, providing enterprise lifecycle and workflow management within the cloud-based infrastructure.
  • Enterprise services and support: Dell and SUSE bring decades of experience commercializing open source software products and supporting enterprise deployments across a myriad of industries. From assessment and design through implementation and management, Dell and SUSE embrace a cooperative support model to help you along your cloud journey.