HPE Sells OpenStack And CloudFoundry Assets To SUSE

HPE has sold its OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and CloudFoundry Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) assets to German open source software firm SUSE.

SUSE will integrate the assets into its OpenStack Cloud and CloudFoundry PaaS products and will take a seat on the board of CloundFoundry of which it is now a platinum member.

As part of the deal, HPE has named SUSE as its preferred open source partner for Linux, OpenStack and CloudFoundry.

Read More: The Economics of OpenStack

Open Source infrastructure

No financial details have been disclosed, but SUSE said the deal underlines its commitment to open source software defined infrastructure technologies.

“Once again, this strategy sends a strong message to the market and the worldwide open source community that SUSE is a company on the move,” declared Nils Brauckmann, SUSE CEO.

In September HPE sold its ‘non-core’ software assets and merged them with UK firm Micro Focus – parent company of SUSE – for £6.6 billion. HPE CEO Meg Whitman said this would allow it to direct efforts on building out software defined and cloud services.

“We are evolving our investment strategy to focus on developing the next generation of hybrid cloud solutions, which combines HPE technology with a broad ecosystem of open source and partner technologies that support traditional and cloud native applications, explained Ric Lewis, general manager of HPE’s software-defined and cloud group.

“Customers tell us they need simple hybrid offerings. By partnering with SUSE, HPE will continue to provide high quality OpenStack and Cloud Foundry PaaS solutions that are simple to deploy into customer’s multi-cloud environments.”

Quiz: What do you know about AWS?

Steve McCaskill

Steve McCaskill is editor of TechWeekEurope and ChannelBiz. He joined as a reporter in 2011 and covers all areas of IT, with a particular interest in telecommunications, mobile and networking, along with sports technology.

Recent Posts

Twitter To Hide Tweets That Share False Information During A Crisis

Potentially risking Elon's wrath over free speech, Twitter says it will hide tweets spreading misinformation…

13 hours ago

Boeing Starliner Test Flight Readied For Tonight

Third time the charm? Main rival to SpaceX's Dragon capsule, the embattled Boeing Starliner spacecraft,…

14 hours ago

September 13 Slated For iPhone 14 Launch – Report

No surprise there. Apple is slated to launch the iPhone 14 on 13 September according…

17 hours ago

Texas Social Media Law Battle Heads To Supreme Court

Battle between Texas and social networking giants reaches US Supreme Court, and it could decide…

17 hours ago

UK Can Legally Launch Cyberattacks Against Hostile Nations, Says AG

Chief legal advisor to government says UK can legally launch cyberattacks against hostile nations, and…

22 hours ago