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How to Buy SUSE OpenStack Cloud

SUSE OpenStack Cloud is an open source, enterprise cloud computing platform that enables you to leverage your existing data center infrastructure to rapidly deploy and securely manage a private cloud. A SUSE OpenStack Cloud installation will contain:

  • A SUSE OpenStack Cloud Administration Server that sets up the cloud and configures and provisions the SUSE OpenStack Cloud Control Nodes and SUSE OpenStack Cloud Compute or Storage Nodes.
  • One or more SUSE OpenStack Cloud Control Nodes that provide the cloud's self-service portal and image repository. Control Nodes also automatically track the resource state of the Compute or Storage Nodes, identifying available capacity within the cloud and deploying workloads.
  • SUSE OpenStack Cloud Compute Nodes are the physical servers that are managed by SUSE OpenStack Cloud. They are either used to host KVM and Xen virtual machines for workloads running in the private cloud or integrate with VMware vCenter.
  • SUSE OpenStack Cloud Compute Nodes for Microsoft Hyper-V are the physical servers running Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 as hosts for virtual machines managed as part of a SUSE OpenStack Cloud deployment.
  • SUSE OpenStack Cloud Storage Nodes are the physical servers managed by SUSE OpenStack Cloud that host block or object storage using Ceph or Swift.

SUSE OpenStack Cloud Administration Server, additional SUSE OpenStack Cloud Control Nodes, and SUSE OpenStack Cloud Compute or Storage Nodes are purchased separately as one- or three-year subscriptions and include priority support. This priority support subscription entitles you to 24x7x365 email and technical support (with one-hour response times) over the duration of the subscription for all support calls related to SUSE OpenStack Cloud. Support for issues related to individual workloads are not included as part of your SUSE OpenStack Cloud subscription.

Note: The SUSE OpenStack Cloud Compute or Storage Node subscription does not include an operating system entitlement. Customers must purchase a separate subscription for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. Configuring Compute Nodes as part of a high availability cluster also requires a subscription for SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability.

Note: VMware support requires access to VMware vCenter 5.1 or greater.

Note: The customer is responsible for acquiring the appropriate licenses from Microsoft for Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 and is responsible for any subscriptions or licenses required for guest operating systems running on the SUSE OpenStack Cloud Compute Node for Microsoft Hyper-V.

SUSE OpenStack Cloud

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SUSE OpenStack Cloud Control Node + SUSE OpenStack Cloud Administration Server $10,000
Additional SUSE OpenStack Cloud Control Nodes $2,500 per control node
SUSE OpenStack Cloud Compute Node $800 per socket pair per physical server
SUSE OpenStack Cloud Compute Node for Microsoft Hyper-V $800 per socket pair per physical server
SUSE OpenStack Cloud Swift Storage Node $3,500 per socket pair per physical server