SUSE launched SUSE Cloud Application Platform as the latest addition to that portfolio. This new solution provides enterprises with the world’s leading application delivery platform in Cloud Foundry and the most widely adopted container management framework in Kubernetes, uniquely teamed to help application development and operations groups take better advantage of both technologies to accelerate application delivery and increase business agility.
“With SUSE Cloud Application Platform, we are helping enterprises accelerate IT by supporting multiple approaches to building and delivering container-based applications,” said Gerald Pfeifer, Vice President of Products and Technology Programs at SUSE. “We’re bringing together two fast-paced open source innovations, Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry, as the core of a reliable enterprise-grade solution. Significantly, this solution includes the only containerized Cloud Foundry distribution and the first based on proven, enterprise-grade Linux with SUSE Linux Enterprise. CIOs can now confidently embrace these technologies to speed production of applications.”
SUSE Cloud Application Platform is a modern application delivery platform used by software development and operations teams to streamline lifecycle management of traditional and new cloud-native applications.
Combining industry-leading Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes technologies, the platform facilitates DevOps process integration across multiple application delivery models to accelerate innovation, improve IT responsiveness and maximize return on investment. Enterprises can use both the high-productivity Cloud Foundry and high-flexibility Kubernetes application delivery infrastructures to accommodate a wide range of application architectures and delivery processes.
Matt Eastwood, Senior Vice President of IDC’s Enterprise, Datacenter, cloud infrastructure and developer research groups, said, “Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry are becoming platform standards supporting delivery of container-based applications today. Unfortunately, many enterprises find themselves caught in a needless struggle to choose between these platforms when in reality they complement each other very well. SUSE has recognized this and has done something about it. SUSE Cloud Application Platform puts SUSE in a strong position to help enterprises benefit from the combined capabilities of these important technologies.”
Among other capabilities, SUSE Cloud Application Platform simplifies management of Cloud Foundry with a unique approach, leveraging Kubernetes to deploy and manage a containerized version of Cloud Foundry, SUSE Cloud Foundry.
The containerized implementation also consumes a fraction of the memory footprint of other Cloud Foundry distributions and is faster to recover and scale. SUSE Cloud Application Platform is based on SUSE Linux Enterprise, delivering Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry on an enterprise-grade operating system.