- Reduced time to deploy new workloads
- Supported users with a third of the staff needed on alternative platforms
- Provided services to other schools with no additional resources
Participating members enjoy a number of benefits:
We have specialized buying programs to streamline software licensing. Use a SUSE buying program to purchase all of your software licenses, maintenance, and receive volume discounts. VLA provides a flexible, easy, and affordable way to purchase your solutions.
As a leading Open Source company, SUSE supports schools, higher learning institutions and the academic community in getting free access to its experience and knowledge gained over the years.
By 2020, 90% of software vendors will have an OSS strategy to stay relevant to the market, compared with 50% in 2017.
Schools, Universities & Administrations:
NOTE: Educational hospitals must meet ALL of the above specifications to be considered qualified to participate in SUSE Education Buying Program.
Educational Public Facilities:
Note: If questions arise on the qualified status of a specific institution, SUSE opinion will govern. It is the responsibility of the purchasing customer to ensure they meet SUSE academic qualifications. Customers not meeting these above criteria who purchase products under one of the SUSE Academic Education Program may be required to pay additional license fees to be legally licensed for such products. SUSE may cancel any license agreement used by non-qualifying customers.
SUSE collaborates with the following partners to provide joint benefits for academic institutions.
Now in its 21st year, the IBM Power Systems Academic Initiative (PSAI) partners with over 625 colleges and universities globally providing information technology courseware and cloud environments for teaching purposes, at no charge. Their mission is to make students aware of IBM technology and help them acquire skills needed by our clients today and into the future.Learn more ›
GroupLink, a leading provider of help desk software to academic organizations, offers their everything HelpDesk software and support for educational use including a free version available for small schools and districts. GroupLink also provides help desk software for educational use and support training.Learn more ›
The TTP is an international group of individuals from educational and research institutions that use Micro Focus, NetIQ and SUSE solutions in their workplace. It includes thousands of experienced experts who share information with each other, the software developers, and groups within the companies with the goal of promoting high quality computing environments that advance the goals of academic institutions.Learn more ›