What’s the Value of Open Source to Global System Integrators (GSIs)? | SUSE Communities

What’s the Value of Open Source to Global System Integrators (GSIs)?


This is one of the topics that we will be addressing at the first ever SUSE GSI Partner Forum, a targeted event specifically for our Global System Integrator partners, which takes place in Bangalore, on the 4th of July.

We have a strong agenda lined up for the attendees from Accenture, CapGemini, Cognizant, DXC, HCL, Infosys, TCS, TechMahindra and Wipro (to name just a few).

There will be no spoilers in this blog, I promise, but I will give a flavor of what we’ll be discussing at this event.

I can’t think of a better way to start than with this quote from the President of India, President Kovind. He recently tweeted about the digital transformation that’s happening right here in India. A billion mobile phone users, 500 million citizens on the Internet, this is bound to change the way services are delivered. And that affects you, SUSE, all of us. So let me talk about how open source technologies can help.

Today, open source technologies are enabling digital transformation, AI, machine learning, and big data analytics.

At SUSE, we turn that open source code created by a large and passionate community of developers into reliable, enterprise-ready solutions. Our highly-rated support organisation provides the assurance that should anything go wrong, we are here to help fix it. Our developers actively participate in and contribute to the open source community, influencing and creating upstream innovation.

And the benefits of open source technologies to global system integrators?

  • Cost savings when compared with the cost of commercial vendor licenses.
  • Support for wide variety of environments which means you can support their customers regardless of their hypervisor choices and thus offer broader coverage of infrastructure and flexibility.
  • Modularity and flexibility means open source technologies can coexist with other operating systems, hypervisors, cloud platforms and providers makes them very adaptable to a greater range of requirements. Great for supporting your customers’ digital transformation efforts, which typically include adoption of hybrid cloud infrastructure.
  • No vendor lock-in means you are not dependant on a single technology offering/brand and greatly reduces the risk of lifecycle changes and unexpected price increases or licensing rules.
  • Community involvement and support means there is a treasure trove of active community members – including application developers, technology vendors and service providers – who enthusiastically offer advice and support to those looking to move into open source.

If you’re part of the global system integrator community based in Bangalore, please join us for the SUSE GSI Partner Forum and enrich your understanding of the benefits of open source technologies.

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