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SUSE gets more cloudy with OpenStack integration

Plus Hadoop and MapR integration

SUSE has announced go-live for its latest IaaS private cloud offering, with a 60-day free evaluation to sweeten the deal.

The once-SUSE Cloud, now SUSE OpenStack Cloud 5, uses the Juno release of OpenStack integrated with the outfit's SUSE Enterprise Storage and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12.

Targeting private IaaS clouds, the company says the offering has expanded its support for third-party OpenStack plugins. In its canned release, SUSE picks out its distributed virtual routing capability, which allows nodes to handle routing tasks either solo or as clusters.

Improvements to its installation framework are touted as making it easier to assimilate unclouded servers into the cloud environment. Centralised log collection and search should make the sys admin's life easier.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 support lets users run the most current versions of KVM and Xen, and the company says older SLES 11 SP3 nodes can co-exist in the same environment.

The Ceph-based SUSE Enterprise Storage, announced last November and live since February, provides “an enhanced platform for object, block and image storage”, SUSE says.

Hadoop clustering is provided via support for Project Sahara. Sahara also provides – via a plug-in – the pathway to integrate big data darling MapR into the OpenStack cloud. ®


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