SUSECon 2015 kicked off today in Amsterdam. One of the biggest highlights of the keynote was SUSE’s entry into the platform as a service (PaaS) landscape: the company is joining the Cloud Foundry Foundation.
When asked about SUSE’s existing PaaS offering prior to joining the Cloud Foundry Foundation, Alan Clark, who is also chairman of the Board at the OpenStack Foundation, told me that “SUSE PaaS offering were available through our partners such as WSO2 and others. We still have those offerings from our partners. With the growth of Cloud Foundry, it’s an initiative we need to be part of because of partners such as SAP and IBM and others we felt we need to be part of that and be engaged in that initiative.”
SUSE is also collaborating with SAP on the Cloud Foundry Foundation BOSH OpenStack Cloud Provider Interface (CPI) project to help enable Cloud Foundry users to more easily run applications of their choice on public or private.
“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.
The CPI project is led by SAP and it’s goal is to improve the ease with which Cloud Foundry communicates with underlying OpenStack infrastructure, whether the cloud is public or private. It will help simplify application testing and deployment for a wide range of cloud users.