VMware and Novell partner up for SUSE Linux adoption and support
Just announced today VMware and Novell are partnering up on SUSE adoption and support. By having a valid support agreement with VMware and a qualifying purchase you can gain access to use SUSE Linux in your data center. This really cuts out the licensing worries that larger accounts may have had around using SUSE.
The other important part of the partnership is that VMware will now start using SUSE for their appliance machines that are released. In the past they have mostly used CentOS.
You can read a public copy of the news release here.
Personally this is funny timing since we just got a large client to create their first couple of Linux virtual machines. They just happened to also be SUSE machines.
About Brian Suhr
Brian is a VCDX5-DCV and a Sr. Tech Marketing Engineer at Nutanix and owner of this website. He is active in the VMware community and helps lead the Chicago VMUG group. Specializing in VDI and Cloud project designs. Awarded VMware vExpert status 6 years for 2016 - 2011. VCP3, VCP5, VCP5-Iaas, VCP-Cloud, VCAP-DTD, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DCA, VCA-DT, VCP5-DT, Cisco UCS Design