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Dell SUSE Cloud Solution, Powered by OpenStack

Agile, scalable cloud infrastructure for the enterprise

The rapid development of OpenStack reflects the IT industry’s need for cost-effective, flexible and scalable cloud computing. But to realize these benefits in your enterprise environment warrants careful consideration and planning.

How do you best apply these new capabilities within your environment and with your applications? How do you confidently integrate them into your production environment? How do you manage and maintain the environment for performance, availability and growth?

Easy deployment of an open, standards-based cloud
With the Dell SUSE Cloud Solution, Powered by OpenStack, you can take advantage of an open, standards-based cloud to automate operations, scale resources and gain agility. The Dell SUSE Cloud Solution is:
  • Built on a validated reference architecture and delivered with comprehensive professional services and 7x24 support, allowing you to easily deploy and manage OpenStack cloud resources.
  • Based on SUSE’s OpenStack distribution, so that it integrates into proven processes for managing open-source adoption in the enterprise.
Open-source automation with Crowbar
To deploy OpenStack simply, the Dell SUSE Cloud Solution relies on Crowbar, an open-source automation tool that Dell and SUSE have developed cooperatively using DevOps principles.

With Crowbar, you can fully configure your environment, automatically discover and configure new hardware platforms, and simply deploy the complete software stack — all in a repeatable manner, in a fraction of the time required of manual efforts.

Full support for the latest cloud technology
As your IT environment grows, cloud-scale efficiency, density, power and performance are key. You can rest assured that the latest generation of cloud-optimized PowerEdge hyperscale and storage-dense servers and Force10 switches are fully supported.

For maximum design flexibility, the Dell SUSE Cloud Solution supports KVM, Xen and Hyper-V hypervisors. SUSE Studio and SUSE Manager are also supported, enabling you to quickly assemble applications into your image repository and easily monitor and maintain your deployed applications across your cloud resources.

Cross-industry experience with open-source software
As key pioneering contributors to OpenStack and Crowbar, Dell and SUSE bring decades of experience commercializing open-source software. They support implementations across industries including aerospace, defense, retail, automotive and Global 500 enterprises.

To transform your enterprise with the Dell SUSE Cloud Solution, contact a Dell expert today.
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    Dell SUSE Cloud Solution, Powered by OpenStack - White Paper

    9/30/2013

    Enhance your agility and transform your enterprise with the Dell SUSE Cloud Solution, Powered by OpenStack, an end-to-end cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solution specifically designed for enterprise deployment.

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    Crowbar Software Framework

    7/15/2013

    Learn how to accelerate multinode cloud deployments, simplify maintenance and streamline ongoing updates with the Crowbar software framework, a modular, open-source framework from Dell.

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