SUSE Linux Lands on VMware Hybrid Cloud
The SUSE Linux Enterprise Server can now be run on VMware instances on-premises or in the cloud.VMware and Linux vendor SUSE Linux have extended their partnership to the hybrid cloud. SUSE Linux announced Aug. 27 that its Linux distribution is available on the newly launched VMware vCloud Hybrid Service that just became generally available Aug. 26. "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server will be available in the VMware vCloud Hybrid Service catalog and sold as monthly instances initially, metered by VMware," Frank Rego, business development manager for SUSE, told eWEEK. "Availability is Q4 of this year." The VMware vCloud Hybrid Service, which was first announced by VMware back in May, provides two key solutions: the vCloud Hybrid Service Dedicated Cloud, which is physically isolated, and the Virtual Cloud, which is logically isolated. VMware and SUSE Linux are not strangers and have had varying degrees of partnership for years. In 2010, Novell and VMware partnered around the deployment of SUSE Linux as the default Linux offered on VMware vSphere appliances. SUSE Linux was spun out of Novell as a separate business unit after Novell was acquired by Attachmate for $2.2 billion in 2011.