Empowering Innovation: Celebrating Partner Excellence

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Partners are key in differentiated & impactful solutions

At the heart of every successful digital transformation journey are our partners.

Why? It is through our partner ecosystem that we are able to deliver impactful solutions that leverage SUSE’s open source technologies to accelerate digital transformation for our joint customers.  Our partners are the reason we are able to offer differentiated solutions and during our Global Partner Summit, SUSE CEO, DP van Leeuwen, reaffirmed our commitment to working with our partners on this.

During the Global Partner Summit, DP also stated SUSE’s aspirations to do 100% of our deals with partners, bucking the trend of other technology vendors who are breaking partner trust by taking deals direct.

 

2024 Global Partner Award Winners

2024 Global Partner Award Winners

This year’s partner award winners, who were unveiled at the SUSE Global Partner Summit on June 17,  stand as beacons of excellence. We celebrate their pivotal roles in enabling organizations to chart a path towards success through data-driven strategies and cost-efficient, open source solutions.

The significance of these awards goes beyond mere recognition – they symbolize the transformative impact that partners have on shaping the future of technology and business. By embracing certifications that elevate their skill sets and adapting to meet the dynamic needs of customers, these award recipients exemplify the spirit of innovation and collaboration that defines the SUSE ecosystem.

The 2024 Global Partner Awards showcase a diverse array of SUSE partners whose business models have thrived on diversification, innovation, and open source technologies. This recognition underscores the vital role that partners play in the growth and success of SUSE.

Cloud Partner of the Year: Amazon Web Services

For over a decade, SUSE and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have partnered to deliver a secure and innovative foundation for our customers’ cloud journey.  Initially, this was providing flexibility and scalability for customers moving their business critical applications, such as SAP, to the cloud, deployed on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) . Most recently, we created proven solutions for Kubernetes, and security with Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS).  This partnership with our secure container platform has unlocked the full potential of customers migrating applications and workloads to the cloud and streamlines deployments.

AWS offers SUSE customers flexible spending options with our recent Marketplace listings for Rancher Prime, NeuVector Prime, SUSE Liberty Linux and SUSE Manager along with unique ways to procure multiple products, simplifying the way customers can purchase SUSE products. AWS is the first SUSE partner to help SUSE expand Marketplace offerings throughout the cloud partner program, Cloud Elevate. Cloud Elevate is now open to thousands of SUSE partners, combining the best of the SUSE One Partner Program with benefits aligned to AWS’s Channel Partner Private Offers (CPPO) program.

Together these initiatives demonstrate the flexibility and value SUSE and AWS bring to our cloud customers.  We thank AWS for being a true partner and working to create the best customer experience providing them with the best outcome possible.

 

Embedded Innovation: Dell Technologies

Together, SUSE and Dell Technologies form a powerful alliance, poised to revolutionize the digital landscape. Our combined forces enable us to deliver innovative solutions that empower customers to embrace the digital future, including new AI solutions with confidence and agility. By harnessing our collective expertise in applications and services, we unlock new realms of opportunity, driving digital transformation and enabling businesses to thrive in an ever-evolving technological landscape.

Dell Technologies deep understanding of emerging technologies, coupled with SUSE’s unwavering commitment to excellence, creates a potent fusion of open source knowledge and resources. This relationship allows Dell Technologies and SUSE to anticipate and address the unique challenges faced by our customers, providing them with tailored solutions that propel their digital journeys forward.

Dell Technologies have embedded Rancher Kubernetes Engine Government (RKE2) into their solution offering. The cluster is managed with Rancher Prime as the container orchestration layer, and uses Dell’s APEX Private Cloud platform to meet the performance, scalability, resiliency and availability requirements of users. 

 

Growth Accelerator: Fujitsu Technology Solutions

SUSE and Fujitsu Technology Solutions have exemplified a steadfast commitment to co-creating cutting-edge solutions that provide the agility necessary to support our customers on their transformative digital endeavors. The seamless synergy between SUSE’s pioneering solutions and Fujitsu’s unwavering dedication to forging new frontiers has laid the foundation for a dynamic partnership that propels us into a future teeming with boundless opportunities.

This steadfast alliance between SUSE and Fujitsu shines brightly in our joint efforts around AI, SAP integration, Hybrid-IT solutions and Resilient Data Platforms. These collaborative ventures stand as a testament to our shared vision of building new possibilities by bridging the gap between people, technology and ideas, thereby unlocking unprecedented potential in the ever-evolving landscape of digital innovation.

 

Rising Star – Emerging Technology Solutions: Krumware

Krumware has been developing cloud native technologies and applications alongside the evolution of containers and Kubernetes, since 2016. With practices developed through first-hand experience, Krumware provides hands-on application and platform engineering support to help organizations fill critical gaps in cloud native software development and management.

Our strategic partnership leverages deep software development expertise from Krumware and unmatched infrastructure expertise from SUSE to develop well-integrated and tested platform patterns and tools that meet the needs of many types of users, dramatically improving speed to market, team interaction and cloud platform maturity.

Together, Krumware and SUSE provide complete support for organizations seeking to provide their people with robust self-service platforms, tools and capabilities that will help them thrive.

 

Rising Star – Global Impact: Kyndryl

Kyndryl is the world’s largest IT infrastructure services provider, serving thousands of enterprise customers in more than 60 countries. They design, build, manage, and modernize complex, mission-critical information systems that the world depends on every day. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) is a critical component for Kyndryl as they migrate, modernize and run over 1000 customers’ SAP environments across public, hybrid and private cloud. With over 1,500 specialists trained in SAP, Kyndryl has modernized hundreds of customer SAP customer platforms in the last three years.

Their achievements are a testament to their unwavering dedication to skills development and delivery excellence.

 

Deal Registration Partner of the Year: SVA System Vertrieb Alexander GmbH

SVA System Vertrieb Alexander GmbH is a Germany-wide system reseller renowned for their unmatched technical expertise in both SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) and Rancher Prime. Their dedication to this expertise is evident not only in their continuously growing portfolio of SAP and Kubernetes projects, but also in their commitment to knowledge sharing.

SVA fosters a loyal customer base by consistently delivering deep technical insights. They host numerous webinars on DevOps and SAP, empowering customers to excel in these crucial areas. Furthermore, their engineers are highly certified on SUSE solutions, further solidifying their position as a trusted advisor in the SUSE community.

 

Joint Innovator: Tata Consultancy Services

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), in collaboration with SUSE, has set a remarkable standard in the realm of innovation—a testament to their unwavering dedication to leveraging their deep industry expertise and client-centric approach to craft visionary solutions powered by SUSE technologies.

Within the financial services sector, TCS has revolutionized the modernization of legacy applications in the insurance industry by harnessing the transformative capabilities of Rancher Prime. This strategic initiative has not only enhanced productivity but has also optimized operational costs, setting a new benchmark for digital transformation.

In the retail sector, the dynamic partnership between TCS and SUSE is reshaping the landscape of Point-of-Sale (PoS) systems and Retail Analytics through the innovative implementation of SUSE Edge 3.0. Together, they are defining the future of retail technology with cutting-edge solutions that drive efficiency and elevate customer experiences.

TCS’s groundbreaking Cloudonomy platform, powered by Rancher Prime, has emerged as a transformative force in the realm of application modernization. Equipped with ready-to-use accelerators for legacy modernization using Rancher Prime, this platform empowers clients to embark on their modernization journeys with confidence and agility.

 

Learn more

Learn about the SUSE One Partner Program and the awards that highlight our top performing partners.

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