Dell and SUSE

Mission-critical Linux solutions and services

Dell and SUSE

Deploy interoperable platforms for mission-critical computing and deliver IT services efficiently across your physical, virtual and cloud environments with Linux® solutions from Dell and SUSE. Dell and SUSE have closely collaborated for almost a decade to build Linux-based solutions to complex enterprise IT challenges.

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With seamless compatibility across our enterprise platforms — including storage, servers, systems management, networking and services, our joint solutions deliver

  • Reliability and Performance — Get the performance, reliability, scalability and usability of UNIX with lower total cost of ownership.
  • Mission-Critical Reliability — Deploy a modern, efficient and secure foundation for data center computing. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is architected for mission-critical use and minimal downtime.
  • Scalability and Performance — Explore robust open source solutions for high availability validated by Dell and SUSE engineering teams.
  • Application Support — Implement a wide range of applications on demand with maximum performance and compatibility assurance. SUSE Linux has very broad Independent Software Vendor (ISV) support with over 9,200 certified applications.
Dell and SUSE are closely aligned in our focus on enterprise computing, integrated solutions, cloud computing, and interoperability for mission critical and high volume workloads. SUSE Linux is a key component of many Dell software and appliance-based solutions including:

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is validated on all Dell PowerEdge servers.
Improve reliability, performance and security with enterprise Linux solutions from Dell and SUSE. Our joint solutions include:

Enterprise Computing
Enterprise Linux servers combining Dell PowerEdge servers and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server deliver pre-integrated high availability (HA) clustering solutions and services for mission-critical workloads that require extremely high uptime. Features include automated failover, a clustered file system, clustered logical volume management and data replication. Dell and SUSE have also collaborated with VMware, Microsoft, the Xen community and the KVM community to build optimized, integrated and powerful virtualization solutions.

OEM Integrated Solutions
Integrated systems solutions, such as server appliances, allow for a flexible, commercially-supported solution with robust, easy-to-use tools for efficient customization and provisioning. Reduce development costs, increase reliability and security, and shorten time to market with integrated systems solutions from SUSE and Dell OEM Solutions.

Cloud Computing
Building on the momentum of the OpenStack project, Dell and SUSE are expanding their partnership to deliver the hardware, software and services enterprises need to deploy a fully supported OpenStack private cloud. This offering is built on SUSE Cloud, the first enterprise-class, OpenStack-based private cloud solution. Integrated with Dell Crowbar, SUSE Cloud is designed to help enterprises deploy an Infrastructure-as-a-Service private cloud quickly, easily, and cost-effectively.

Customers run mixed IT environments and look to vendors to provide technical interoperability for their enterprise strategy. Dell and SUSE work with the best of breed technologies to bridge open source and proprietary solutions to work seamlessly together. For example, joint interoperability solutions from SUSE and Microsoft help you optimize your mixed Windows and Linux environment.

Dell provides one-stop technical support services for both the SUSE Linux and Dell PowerEdge servers. Additionally, our expert migration services help you transition to an open, standards-based SUSE Linux platform across all generations of PowerEdge servers.
  • Dell and SUSE OS Support Matrix for SUSE on Dell PowerEdge servers
  • SUSE and Dell Have a Cloudy Future: SUSE Cloud as the first enterprise-class OpenStack-based reference platform from Dell
  • Dell Tech Center: SUSE