SUSE recently attended the Storage Virtualisation Cloud (SVC) Awards at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower in London’s Knightsbridge and I’m pleased to say we walked away with the award for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Solution of the Year for SUSE Cloud 2.0.
The IaaS category was hotly contested, as it was open to any solution that “delivers or contributes to effective Infrastructure-as-a-Service implementations for users of private and/or public cloud environments.” This win was particularly pleasing because once a shortlist has been created by the judges the awards are decided by a public vote, meaning that many of the votes would have come from happy customers and users.
SUSE Cloud 2.0 was judged on the basis of its key features, its impact on the market and benefits for SUSE customers, plus its USPs and major differentiators from other products on the market. The product is designed to deliver enhanced capabilities for OpenStack-based private clouds and is the most enterprise-ready private cloud platform based on OpenStack. It offers an integrated installation and administration framework that leads to greater scale and ease of operation as well as faster return on investment. SUSE Cloud is also the only enterprise OpenStack distribution to easily manage mixed hypervisor cloud environments. All of these key attributes were no doubt taken into account by the judges when making their decision to put SUSE on the shortlist for the public vote.
The SVC Awards reward the products, projects, services, companies and teams operating in the cloud, virtualisation and storage sectors. The awards seek to recognise the achievements of end-users, channel partners and vendors alike.
Franziska Priebe, marketing manager of award organisers Angel Business Communications, comments: “This year we have had not only a significant increase in the overall number of nominations but also in the total votes received. The SVC Awards recognise the users, manufacturers and suppliers operating in the cloud, virtualization and storage sectors and are voted for by the readers of our wide range of print and online publications. All finalists did well in making the shortlist but SUSE was the clear winner in its category, IaaS Solution of the Year.”
As you can see from the photo, we were delighted to win this award in recognition of the strength of SUSE Cloud 2.0. I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank all of our customers who took the time to vote for SUSE.