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SUSE OpenStack Cloud 5 Simplifies Private Cloud Management

By - Source: SUSE

SUSE announced the release of SUSE OpenStack Cloud 5, the latest version of SUSE's OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) private cloud platform. The new release is based on OpenStack Juno 10 and features improvements in networking and operations that simplify private cloud management.

"Furthering the growth of OpenStack enterprise deployments, SUSE OpenStack Cloud makes it easier for customers to realize the benefits of a private cloud, saving them money and time they can use to better serve their own customers and business," said Nils Brauckmann, president and general manager of SUSE. "Automation and high availability features translate to simplicity and efficiency in enterprise data centers."

New networking functionality in SUSE OpenStack Cloud 5 enables distributed virtual routing. Compute nodes can manage routing tasks individually or in clusters. SUSE OpenStack Cloud 5 deployments can grow as compute nodes are added with enhanced performance and network stability.

The SUSE OpenStack Cloud Administration Server can help overcome the challenges of setting up an OpenStack server. SUSE OpenStack Cloud 5 features a structured installation process with an easy to use graphical user interface. SUSE OpenStack Cloud 5 can support mixed hypervisor cloud environments and provides centralized log collection and search, simplifying administration and improving network troubleshooting.

SUSE OpenStack Cloud 5 supports the deployment of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 as compute nodes providing the most recent version of KVM and Xen. SUSE OpenStack Cloud 5 also supports SUSE Enterprise Storage, the company's Ceph-based software storage platform.

A simplified services deployment model, along with support for the Sahara data processing project, enhance SUSE OpenStack Cloud 5's usability as a platform for Big Data. Hadoop, Spark and MapR Enterprise can more easily be deployed on a SUSE OpenStack Cloud.

Pricing for an OpenStack Cloud Compute note starts at $800 per socket pair per physical server.