SUSE's latest software-defined storage is first commercially supported solution based on the Jewel release of Ceph

NUREMBERG, Germany

June 6, 2016

SUSE Enterprise Storage 3 is now available to help customers adapt to changing business and data demands through accelerated IT innovation. The latest intelligent software-defined storage management solution from SUSE® is the first commercially supported solution based on the Jewel release of the Ceph open source project, ensuring customers are first to get supported and easy access to the rapidly advancing Ceph community innovation.

SUSE today also announced SUSE and HPE are delivering the HPE Scalable Object Storage Solution with SUSE Enterprise Storage, allowing customers who have adopted open source technology to effectively manage their problems of data storage at massive scale. It is supported on HPE general-purpose ProLiant servers and HPE storage-optimized Apollo and Cloudline servers. That announcement can be seen here.

"Bringing Ceph storage innovation to market first—enterprise ready and fully supported—makes our customers more agile and able to take advantage of rapidly emerging innovation in their own enterprises," said Michael Miller, president of strategy, alliances and marketing at SUSE. "SUSE Enterprise Storage 3 lets them transform their storage infrastructure with the ability to seamlessly adapt new technologies using cost-efficient, resilient and redundant storage infrastructures on commodity hardware."

Arun Chandrasekaran, research vice president, and Julia Palmer, research director, at Gartner, noted, "High acquisition, maintenance and exit costs for proprietary storage platforms are affecting infrastructure and operations budgets and hindering the funding of new projects. The primary benefits of open source software are freedom, innovation and flexibility, with costs as an ancillary reward."*

Enhancements to SUSE Enterprise Storage 3 include early access to the following new features of Ceph:

  • POSIX compliant Ceph filesystem (CephFS) adds native filesystem access, so customers now have unified block, object and file access in their SUSE Enterprise Storage cluster.

  • Multisite object replication provides asynchronous active/active multi-cluster environment to ensure replication at distance for improved disaster recovery, along with truly long-distance replication for block using asynchronous block (RDB) mirroring.

  • A new framework to simplify management by providing the foundation for an advanced graphical user interface management tool (using openATTIC), as well as orchestration of the cluster using Salt.

For more information about SUSE Enterprise Storage 3, including pricing and availability, visit www.suse.com/storage.

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*"Market Guide for Open-Source Storage," Gartner, 23 November 2015.

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