About SUSE

Founded in 1992, SUSE is the world’s first provider of an Enterprise Linux distribution.

Today, thousands of businesses worldwide rely on SUSE for their mission-critical computing and IT management needs.

  • 2019 Partnership with EQT sees SUSE become largest independent, open source software company.
  • 2018 SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 released.
  • 2017 SUSE CaaS Platform released.
  • 2017 SUSE Cloud Application Platform Certified by Cloud Foundry.
  • 2017 SUSE acquires OpenStack IaaS and Cloud Foundry PaaS talent and technology assets from HPE.
  • 2017-Present From Linux Pioneer to ​Software-defined Infrastructure and Beyond​
  • 2016 SUSE acquires openATTIC Storage Management assets.
  • 2016 SUSE CEO joins Micro Focus board.
  • 2015 SUSE joins Cloud Foundry.
  • 2014 SUSE Manager released.
  • 2014 SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 released.
  • 2014 SUSE joins the Micro Focus Group.
  • 2012 SUSECON™ launched in North America
  • 2011 SUSE OpenStack Cloud released.
  • 2011-Present Enabling an Always Open Data Center
  • 2010 SUSE Linux Enterprise available on Amazon EC2.
  • 2010 VMware partnership announced.
  • 2009 SUSE Studio™
  • 2009 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 released with KVM.
  • 2007 openSUSE launches Tumbleweed.
  • 2007 SUSE Linux Enterprise 10
  • 2006 SUSE offers first Enterprise virtualization technology integration for Linux (Xen).
  • 2006 Microsoft and SUSE announce interoperability agreement.
  • 2004 openSUSE® launched.
  • 2003 Acquisition by Novell (completed 2004).
  • 2003 SUSE Linux Desktop for business.
  • 2002 Key partnerships, including Intel, AMD, HP and Fujitsu.
  • 2001 SUSE Enterprise Linux Server released for x86.
  • 2001-2010 Building a Strong Ecosystem
  • 2000 SUSE starts helping AMD port Linux to x86-64 architecture.
  • 2000 First Enterprise Linux released: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (for IBM S/390).
  • 1999 SUSE develops YaST, a unique, popular graphical installation and configuration framework.
  • 1999 SUSE enters Asia Pacific market.
  • 1999 IBM, SAP and Oracle partnerships announced.
  • 1997 SUSE enters North America market.
  • 1997 SUSE becomes Europe's leading Linux distribution.
  • 1996 SUSE Linux 4.2, the first true SUSE distribution.
  • 1996 Linux 2 released supporting multiple processors in a single system.
  • 1994 S.u.S.E. Linux 1.0
  • 1994 Linux 1.0.0 released supporting single-processor i386-based computer systems.
  • 1992 SLS is released. It's the first comprehensive Linux distribution.
  • 1992 Roland Dyroff, Thomas Fehr, Burchard Steinbild and Hubert Mantel found S.u.S.E., a German acronym for "Software und System-Entwicklung" (software and systems development).
  • 1992-2000 The Pioneering Years
  • 1992-2000 The Pioneering Years