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Cloud Service Providers can expand sales by reselling SUSE Linux Enterprise Server—the OS with the largest Linux ISV ecosystem.

The SUSE Cloud Program is SUSE's channel program for Cloud Service Providers. It entitles you to offer a wide range of SUSE Linux Enterprise Products as hosted services in your clouds. The available portfolio includes:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for x86-64 and IBM System z
  • SUSE Studio™
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
  • LibreOffice
  • SUSE Support Services

How to get started:

To join the SUSE Cloud Program, you enter into a Cloud Service Provider Agreement with SUSE, through which SUSE will grant the required sublicensing rights for providing hosted services based on the SUSE product portfolio to your customers.


With the SUSE Cloud Program, SUSE has adopted the pay-as-you-go/pay-by-use accounting methods of our Cloud Service Provider partners. We have also introduced a flexible pricing model for hosted services. The product pricing is available on a separate Cloud Service provider pricelist. Please email us for a more in-depth discussion at

The majority of the products available under the SUSE Cloud program follow a per-instance or per-use-time pricing scheme. Pricing is available by the hour, by the month or by the year—just pick the one which best fits your business model. In case none of these options work for you, please email us at

The SUSE Cloud Program is a royalty-based licensing program and there is no upfront investment required to get started, which reduces your risk to a minimum. Our Cloud Service Provider partners report the amount of hosted hours of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server instances at the end of each month. At the end of each quarter, SUSE will then invoice for the accumulated royalties due based on each partner's monthly reports.

Holistic Approach

The SUSE Cloud Program is one of our newest go-to-market programs for partners, joining the popular SUSE Appliance Program. The programs are designed to complement each other. While the Appliance program primarily focuses on our ISV partners and helps to build and market integrated solutions and appliances, the SUSE Cloud Program targets partners who sell IaaS, PaaS and SaaS. SUSE Studio is the universal workload integration and lifecycle management tool that bridges between both worlds, allowing ISV partners to leverage the cloud as a channel and allowing Cloud Service Provider partners to create additional value through their own marketplaces.

Accelerate Traffic to your Cloud

The SUSE Cloud Program is complemented by a set of products that help customers overcome the most pressing barriers to cloud adoption. The solutions allow you to secure customer workloads in your cloud with enterprise-class identity and access management controls, create and manage cloud environments, and facilitate the migration of workloads to the cloud and back.

Cloud Service Providers can differentiate their cloud offerings to developers and ISVs with award-winning tools such as SUSE Studio. SUSE Studio is a tool that makes it easy to create a customized, distributable version of SUSE Linux Enterprise and openSUSE® with just a few mouse clicks. By adding custom scripts and tools, you can use SUSE Studio to create and deploy applications to your cloud in minutes.

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