The enterprise technology firm Suse has launched a software-defined storage solution based on Ceph technology. The newly launched Suse Enterprise Storage 6 offers containerized and cloud workload support, improved integration with public cloud, and enhanced data protection capabilities.
“We work with the community to develop innovative open source technology that we then test and harden to ensure it is enterprise ready. We aim to transform enterprise storage infrastructure with a truly open and unified, intelligent software-defined storage solution that reduces costs and alleviates proprietary hardware lock-in for customers,” said Brent Schroeder, CTO Americas for Suse.
The company said that The University of Maine is using its software-defined storage solution to support an HPC landscape underpinning a number of research programs. Steve Cousins, supercomputer engineer for the University of Maine, said, “Suse Enterprise Storage has already brought clear improvements to our deep learning projects, one of which requires two million files in a single directory.”
“Suse's increased focus on cloud and containers in Suse Enterprise Storage 6 matches the direction of enterprises today,” said Amita Potnis, research director, Enterprise Infrastructure Practice, IDC.
“Organizations are transforming their IT infrastructures to take advantage of cloud technology, even as they grapple with increasing amounts of data that both power and slow innovation today. Software-defined storage will ease that transformation by removing obstacles, simplifying cloud integration and empowering rapid innovation to help enterprises meet their own changing business needs.”
Frank Feder, vice president of Sales at Thomas-Krenn.AG, said, “As an independent server manufacturer, Thomas-Krenn started its exciting journey with Suse software-defined storage solutions as early as 2015 with the world's first hardware appliance for Suse Enterprise Storage. The release of SUSE Enterprise Storage 6 takes our partnership to the next level. The technical sales staff of Thomas-Krenn is now completely Suse certified and ready to meet the high demands of customers, not only for reliable, highly scalable hardware, but also for professional consulting and innovative, individual solutions.”
Suse Enterprise Storage 6 will be generally available in June 2019.