SUSECON 2023 – It’s all about choice
SUSECON. For those of us at SUSE, the name implies more than just a conference. It is an opportunity for the larger community of customers, partners, and enthusiasts to gather and discover new open-source solutions with SUSE and partner products as well as peek at some of the great work done with the open-source community.
This year, SUSECON provides attendees with physical and digital choices. Our on-premises event took place last week. As our CEO Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen reflected, SUSECON 2023 last week was “a chance for our open-source community to re-connect in the same physical space for the first time since 2019”.
And starting today, you can enjoy SUSECON Digital 2023. It’s free and it’s a great way to learn about what we’re doing at SUSE and to hear from our partners and open-source thought leaders.
Expanding the concept of choice – Our partner ecosystem:
I mentioned SUSECON delivery choices during the introduction. For a SUSECON attendee to have a choice, there must be options from which to choose.
The same could be said about the SUSE ecosystem. Customers choose to work with us for many reasons: Providing a wide range of options combining SUSE and partner products to create a solution meeting their requirements is likely a top consideration.
It’s in the context of the larger partner ecosystem that I want to highlight the activities of two key Silicon Design and four ISV technology partners that participated at SUSECON:
Intel® – Intel and SUSE have been partners for over thirty years. Our collaboration spans the entire SUSE product portfolio. This year, we have four sessions highlighting some of our collaboration:
- PROD-1122: Confidential compute on Intel platforms
- SPO-1324: Update on Intel’s Newest Technology Offerings & Innovations
- TBO-1252: Open Radio Access Networks with SUSE and Intel: Showing what’s possible
- PROD-1125: How Intel and SUSE support SAP Workloads
Arm – The collaboration between Arm and SUSE is going through what I would call a growth phase. What started as a collaboration on SUSE Linux Enterprise has now expanded to address a larger portion of our product portfolio and across multiple routes to market (IHVs, and CSPs). Our friends at Arm are presenting the following sessions:
- SPO-1316: Building Sustainable Cloud to Edge Infrastructure using Arm Neoverse & SUSE
- CUST-1213: Taming the Open-Source Beast with Cloud Native Infrastructure
- KEY-1005: SUSE – Your Trusted Partner in Cloud Native Transformation
SUSE also has a growing ISV ecosystem, and I would like to showcase four INNOVATE partners and their collaboration:
Traefik Labs – Traefik Labs is known for their Kubernetes ingress controller, but they also recently announced the Traefik Hub solution – A Kubernetes-native API Management solution for publishing, securing, and managing APIs, with support for multiple third-party ingress controllers. Traefik’s SUSECON Digital Session is:
- There is also a SUSECON Ketchup session with Sudeep Goswami, Chief Revenue Officer, Traefik Labs on YouTube
Read more about how SUSE and Traefik Labs offer a compelling value proposition for organizations looking to streamline their API management and Kubernetes operations.
Synadia – Synadia invented the open source connective technology, NATS.io. With NATS you can easily connect all your applications and data at a global scale, no matter what language they are written in or where they are running. (source: www.synadia.com) Synadia’s SUSECON Digital Session is:
- There is also a SUSECON Ketchup session with Steve Dischinger, VP of Business Development at Synadia on YouTube
Clastix – Clastix is a leader in Kubernetes multi-tenancy solutions. Clastix’s Kamaji solution turns a Kubernetes cluster into an admin cluster to orchestrate hundreds and thousands of clusters called tenant clusters, enabling a cost effective way of running control planes at scale. Kamaji is available for deployment via the built-in Rancher Apps catalog.Clastix’s SUSECON Digital Sessions is:
Read more about how SUSE and Clastix enable multi-tenancy at scale at fraction of the cost.
SEP – SEP is a long-term SUSE partner. They provide a wide range of comprehensive, scalable data protection solutions and have been doing so since 1996. SEP’s SUSECON Digital Session is:
The open-source community has always been about providing a choice to developers and end-users alike. SUSE, in collaboration with its partners, supports the growth of this ecosystem and empowers users with options as they build and deploy their solutions. It takes a community to deliver on the open-source promise and we’re glad to have these partners join us on our journey.
Call to action:
- Register for SUSECON digital if you haven’t done so already. (https://www.suse.com/susecon/). It’s free to everyone.
- Choose from the different sessions on Linux, Kubernetes Management, and associated topics on deploying these products and/or solutions at scale.
- Visit the SUSECON Ketchup videos on YouTube and gain a better description on what our partners are building, and how their products could help address your operational requirements.