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SUSE OpenStack Cloud 9 – coming soon!


Here at SUSE, we’re very excited to let you know that the latest version of SUSE OpenStack Cloud is due to be released later this month. In fact, you might say that we’re on cloud 9.

The main event

Now that I have that dreadful pun out of the way, let me tell you a little bit about this release. Designed and engineered to take the pain out of implementing a software-defined infrastructure, SUSE OpenStack Cloud enables customers to transform their IT infrastructure so they can meet the business challenges of today and tomorrow. Based on the OpenStack Rocky release, SUSE OpenStack Cloud 9 delivers enhanced agility and improved time to value, while simplifying the transition of traditional workloads. New features and improved functionality include:

  • Improved agility with a new user interface that simplifies post-deployment cloud operations. The new day two UI, CLM Admin Console simplifies post-deployment cloud operations for customers choosing the CLM installation of SUSE OpenStack Cloud, through its familiar interface.
  • Simplifying the transition of traditional workloads to OpenStack private cloud and maximizing the value of your existing IT investments. Businesses can now choose to customize their bare metal servers for specific workload performance and use case needs, further simplifying the transition of traditional or business-critical workloads to their OpenStack private cloud.
  • Improved time to value by reducing the complexity of delivering an enterprise-grade software-defined infrastructure. Powered by the OpenStack Rocky release and built on SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP4, SUSE OpenStack Cloud takes the complexity out of deploying a mature, stable and robust private cloud that has been designed for mission-critical workloads.


Moving to a software-defined infrastructure is a key part of many organizations’ digital transformation, and increasing numbers of businesses are choosing SUSE OpenStack Cloud to power their software-defined infrastructure. It gives them the business agility they need to compete in today’s market, as well as enabling them to make better use of their existing IT infrastructure for cost benefit, while taking advantage of new business opportunities and rapidly evolving technology trends such as DevOps, containers and AI.

The winning combination

Combining SUSE OpenStack Cloud with SUSE Enterprise Storage makes it easier for businesses to build a software-defined infrastructure with cost-effective, near-infinite storage scalability. Those companies concerned about an IT skills gap delaying their digital transformation may be interested in SUSE Select Services. Offering a 12-month, fixed-price solution combining implementation, consulting, knowledge transfer and premium support to jumpstart their private cloud investment and help them to realize the benefits sooner.

Gonna fly now

One thing’s for sure, SUSE OpenStack Cloud 9 powered by OpenStack Rocky can keep your business going the distance through their IT transformation, and with SUSE Select Services to support them, your internal IT teams won’t be holding out for a hero with a burning heart. Before the final countdown commences though, I’m gonna fly now as there’s no easy way out of these terrible attempts at puns. What’s your favourite tune from the Rocky series of films? In my view, they’re all great and the perfect addition to my workout playlist, but Gonna Fly Now always helps me push a little bit harder on the treadmill!

If you’re visiting Nashville for SUSECON, then please come and say hello to hear more about this upcoming release. We’ll also be at the inaugural Open Infrastructure Summit in Denver at the end of April, so come along there to hear more about SUSE OpenStack Cloud 9 and to hear about how it could help you to take the stress out of your software-defined infrastructure.

Note: OpenStack Rocky is not affiliated with, supported or endorsed by Rocky Balbao. No copyright infringement intended. Other Rockys are available – see Rocky Mountains, Rocky Road, Rocky the Flying Rooster, Rocky and Bullwinkle and Rocky Horror for more details.



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    Matthew Johns I have over 20 years' experience in the IT, cloud and hosting industry gained in a variety of roles spanning project management to product release and product marketing. I’m responsible for product marketing for SUSE OpenStack Cloud, and have been working with OpenStack since it was released in 2010. Outside of work, I enjoy running, cycling, great beer (craft, cask, keg - call it what you like as long as it tastes good), spending time with my family, playing the piano and charity fundraising – I’ve been supporting the Movember Foundation since 2006, and have run multiple races, climbed mountains and cycled around the UK for many charities over the years.