Becoming a Solution Partner in the SUSE Partner Program is no mean feat – it is a status awarded to select partners. As the highest partner tier in the Program, it recognises partners who have the deep technical expertise and commitment to building only the best solutions that provide maximum efficiency and high availability to demanding enterprise business clients.
“Aptira embodies what we are looking for in a Solution Partner”, says Mark Salter, VP Channels for SUSE. “They have superior technical knowhow and we are impressed with their commitment to providing their customers with the best solution possible with no vendor lock-in, which is a philosophy that SUSE as the open, opensource company, also subscribes to.”
“We like to partner with like-minded companies. In SUSE, we have a mutually complementary portfolio, and a joint desire to concentrate on offerings that are commercially better for customers”, says Tristan Goode, Founder, CEO and Board Director of Aptira. “Becoming SUSE’s first Solution Partner in APJ for Storage shows that we do much more than just OpenStack. We also offer a full range of technical services from consulting, solution delivery, systems integration through to managed services and support”.
Of Solutionauts and Kittens
Tristan describes Aptira’s approach, “We don’t believe in cookie cutter packages, so each solution is comprehensive and tailor made to suit the customers’ requirements.”
Like SUSE, Aptira are also on the Board for the OpenStack Foundation. As a SUSE partner since 2016, Aptira has proven it has some of the best Open Source skills in Australia, with expertise across different Open Source projects. They have recently engaged within the Tertiary education sector with SUSE Enterprise Storage.
And to top it off, which other company would have dedicated page (and Twitter feed) to kittens? According to Aptira, it all started when CTO Roland’s cat invited her way into meetings, and gained the title of Chief Feline Officer. Although their beloved Chief Feline Officer has passed on, the company has carried on it’s legacy by showcasing all the cool cats belonging to various staff members.