SUSE Reports Successful Fourth Quarter with Continued Global Growth

December 1, 2020

  • Q4 featured 87% jump in cloud ACV bookings, marking 15 consecutive quarters of YoY increase 
  • High-value customer deals rose 21% 
  • 27% ACV increase in Europe, Middle East and Africa region highlights global bookings growth 


SUSE®, a global leader in true open source innovation, today announced financial results* and highlights from the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2020 ended Oct. 31. 

SUSE’s Q4 ACV (annual contract value) bookings continued fast global growth, despite persistent COVID-19 impact during the quarter. All regions showed double-digit growth, including a 27% increase in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. In addition, cloud ACV bookings continued to thrive with 87% growth, achieving 15 consecutive quarters of year over year cloud ACV increase. SUSE also saw a 21% increase year over year in customer deals worth more than $1 million. 

“World conditions continue to challenge businesses and societies, so a clear focus on delivering essential customer value is vital,” said Melissa Di Donato, SUSE CEO. “We respond with innovative technology, sound strategy and sharp execution, led by a commitment to our customers that shapes everything we do. We recognize the importance of providing open source solutions that are and will continue to be used to lift businesses across the globe. It was the driver for our success in Q4, and it will drive us in the future.” 

SUSE continues to focus on growth and expansion, fueled both organically and through potential acquisitions. As initially disclosed in July, SUSE expects to soon announce the close of its acquisition of Rancher Labs, the market leader in Kubernetes management. The combined company will empower customers to innovate with speed and agility. The industry’s only adaptable Linux operating system, the industry’s only truly open, interoperable Kubernetes management platform, and great Edge solutions will give enterprises the power to innovate everywhere. 

*Unaudited results (non IFRS at budget exchange). 

About SUSE 

SUSE is a global leader in true open source innovation, collaborating with partners, communities and customers to deliver and support robust open source software solutions. SUSE’s market-leading Linux, Kubernetes, container and cloud offerings enable customers to innovate everywhere – from the data center, to the cloud, to the edge and beyond. SUSE puts the “open” back in open source, giving customers the agility to tackle innovation challenges today and the freedom to evolve their strategy and solutions tomorrow. For more information, visit

Forward-Looking Statements 

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