SUSE Collaborates with SAP to Run Applications in the Cloud on Cloud Foundry

SUSE is teaming up with SAP on the Cloud Foundry Foundation's BOSH OpenStack Cloud Provider Interface (CPI) project, helping enable Cloud Foundry users to effortlessly run applications of their choice on cloud networks.

"SUSE is committed to working together with the other Cloud Foundry Foundation members to develop enterprise-grade solutions for customers and expanding the ways SUSE OpenStack Cloud can increase their opportunities for business success," said Nils Brauckmann, president and general manager of SUSE.

Cloud Foundry Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization formed to sustain the development, promotion and adoption of Cloud Foundry as the global industry standard for open platform-as-a-service (PaaS), making it easier for organizations to build, test, deploy and scale applications.

BOSH (Bosh Outer Shell) is an open source tool for release engineering, deployment, lifecycle management, and monitoring of distributed systems.

The SAP-led Cloud Foundry OpenStack CPI project aims to improve the ease with which Cloud Foundry communicates with underlying OpenStack infrastructure, whether the cloud is public or private.

This will help simplify application testing and deployment for a wide range of cloud users.

SUSE will collaborate with SAP to help ensure the cloud provider interface supports OpenStack infrastructure.

"As long-time partners, SAP has worked with SUSE to bring enterprise-class products to the Linux market via solutions such as SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications," said Björn Goerke, executive vice president and corporate officer for SAP Product & Innovation Technology at SAP SE. "As customers increasingly move to cloud technologies, we look forward to collaborating with SUSE to help tightly integrate Cloud Foundry with OpenStack."

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