SUSE OpenStack Cloud

Your business needs the flexibility to respond quickly and easily to new demands. SUSE OpenStack Cloud gives you just that. It also provides the ideal platform for increased innovation, while helping you to control and reduce costs. It delivers enterprise-ready technology for building Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) private clouds, giving you access to automated pools of IT resources to efficiently develop and run applications and workloads in your data center. SUSE OpenStack Cloud closely integrates with SUSE Enterprise Storage, powered by Ceph, for highly scalable and resilient software-defined storage capabilities.

Key Features
  • Streamlined installation process
  • Integrated with the SUSE portfolio
  • Reliable and production-ready
  • Based on OpenStack Newton release
  • Supports SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 2

SUSE OpenStack Cloud is based on OpenStack, the leading open solution for private clouds.

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System Requirements

SUSE OpenStack Cloud Administration Server
  • Includes SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 entitlement for administration node support only
SUSE OpenStack Cloud Control Node
  • Includes SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 entitlement for control node support only
  • Includes high availability entitlement for control node support only
SUSE OpenStack Cloud Control Node for VMware or Z/VM
  • Includes SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 entitlement for control node support only
  • Includes high availability entitlement for control node support only
SUSE OpenStack Compute or Swift Storage Nodes
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2
  • KVM or Xen virtualization enabled
  • Integration with VMware environments requires VMware vCenter 5.1 or later
Hardware Requirements
  • SUSE OpenStack Cloud is fully supported on any SUSE YES Certified server platform that is certified for the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server versions listed in the software requirements section below
SUSE OpenStack Cloud Administration Server
  • x86-64 Server
  • Intel Xeon or later or AMD Opteron or later, 2GHz, 512K cache or equivalent (Recommended: Intel or AMD multi-core processor, 2.4GHz)
  • 8 GB RAM min (32 GB recommended)
  • 40 GB hard-disk
SUSE OpenStack Cloud Control Nodes
  • x86-64 Server
  • Intel Xeon or later or AMD Opteron or later, 2GHz, 512K cache or equivalent (Recommended: Intel or AMD multi-core processor, 2.4GHz)
  • 8 GB RAM min (32 GB recommended)
  • 4 GB of hard-disk space (30 GB recommended for production)
  • Additional hard-disk storage is required for virtual machine images, volumes, and snapshots, which will be launched on the compute nodes
SUSE OpenStack Compute or Swift Storage Nodes
  • x86-64 Server
  • Intel-VT or AMD-V virtualization extensions
  • Intel Xeon or later or AMD Opteron or later, 2GHz, 512K cache or equivalent (Recommended: Intel or AMD multi-core processor, 2.4GHz)
  • 4 GB RAM plus additional RAM for each virtual machine (16 GB recommended for production)
  • 30 GB hard-disk space plus additional space for virtual machine local storage or distributed object storage

What is the OpenStack Foundation?

The OpenStack Foundation promotes and oversees the development of open source software for building massively scalable private and public clouds. The OpenStack Foundation is backed by a community of over 645 supporting companies and more than 64,000 individual members*.

SUSE is a founding member and platinum sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation, as well as being an active contributor to OpenStack software project.

*As of November 2016

What is SUSE OpenStack Cloud?

SUSE OpenStack Cloud is an automated cloud computing platform that enables organizations to rapidly deploy and easily manage highly available, mixed hypervisor, OpenStack private clouds. SUSE OpenStack Cloud combines the power of OpenStack and other open source projects, such as Ceph, with the excellence of SUSE engineering and support.

Which of the OpenStack Projects are supported as part of SUSE OpenStack Cloud?

SUSE OpenStack Cloud 7 supports the components of the OpenStack Newton release, including Nova, Glance, Keystone, Horizon, Swift, Neutron, Cinder, Ceilometer, Heat, Trove*, Sahara*, Manila, Ironic, Magnum, Murano, Tempest*, Barbican*, and Designate projects.

Additionally, support for the Crowbar project is included for set up and administration as well as Ceph and the Rados Gateway for distributed block and object storage.

SUSE also supports selected partner plug-ins for block storage and networking. SUSE OpenStack Cloud conforms to the OpenStack DefCore requirements of interoperability.

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Enterprise reliability for production-ready workloads

SUSE provides easy and automatic installation of high availability services for OpenStack to help avoid unplanned downtime. This ensures that you can continue to access the key cloud resources you need. SUSE OpenStack Cloud also provides high-availability for the Linux compute nodes and workloads. This makes it easier to support traditional or business-critical workloads that were not originally designed for a cloud architecture.

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Deliver business value and investment protection

OpenStack delivers a feature-rich and future-proofed cloud investment. It's the ideal platform for building your private cloud infrastructure. As an open source solution, it offers choice and flexibility, while also helping you avoid the risk of vendor lock-in and the high cost often associated with proprietary cloud offerings.

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Easily build and manage cloud applications

SUSE Studio™ and SUSE Manager let you create and manage Linux workloads across private and public clouds.

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Cloud Enabler of the Year
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Best Software-defined Solution