This year’s Huawei Core Partner Convention in Shenzhen, China, was a milestone in SUSE’s eight-year partnership with Huawei, now the world’s large telecommunications equipment company: SUSE received Huawei’s Excellent Core Partner Award.
How special was this award? Huawei has 800-plus partners and suppliers. About 120 core partners gathered at the convention—with 45 partners winning awards, including only two software partners: Oracle and SUSE. There’s more. Jeff Hawn, President and CEO of SUSE’s parent company, The Attachmate Group, was the only software vendor CEO asked to deliver an acceptance speech.
The honor recognizes SUSE’s quality technology and ease of integration with Huawei products as well as the outstanding collaboration since 2005 between SUSE and Huawei. This partnership has produced an optimized Linux OS for Huawei’s Advanced Telecommunications Application Environment (ATAE) and for Huawei’s line of x86 servers. SUSE has also customized an all-round service support system especially for the company to guarantee ATAE’s stable operation and respond to new technical requirements quickly. All this occurred despite aggressive competition for the relationship, which is now stronger—providing living proof of what SUSE can achieve collaborating with partners.