SUSE has launched beta testing of SUSE OpenStack Cloud 6, giving customers an early look at the latest enterprise-ready technology for building Infrastructure-as-a-Service private clouds. Based on the OpenStack release Liberty, SUSE OpenStack Cloud 6 delivers high availability enhancements and non-disruptive upgrades along with Docker and IBM z Systems mainframe support to ease the transition of business-critical applications and data to the cloud. The Liberty-based beta was demonstrated during OpenStack Summit in Tokyo and at SUSECon in Amsterdam.
"IBM and SUSE have been working together for more than 15 years, providing enterprise-grade IT service with Linux on the mainframe," said Jeff Frey, chief technology officer for IBM z Systems. "Including support for z/VM in a SUSE OpenStack managed cloud allows organizations to take full advantage of the performance, scale, security and high availability of the z Systems mainframe, and at the same time, realize the improved access, flexibility, agility and operational efficiency provided by the cloud."
SUSE OpenStack Cloud 6 is scheduled for release early next year following beta testing. For more information, go here.