HPE and SUSE Year in Review: Check out 7 facts and wins from 2017.

By Christina Neary 

2017 is coming to an end – a perfect time to recap and re-count our wins. from the year. 

We have done some great work with SUSE throughout the year (and we expect more of the same fotwo hands.pngr 2018).  Want proof? Here we go:   

1. Preferred Partner for Linux, OpenStack and Cloud Foundry - HPE named SUSE our Preferred Partner when Micro Focus, SUSE`s parent company, announced its intent to merge with HPE’s Software Business Segment. The merger was completed in Sep, 2017. 


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2. Leaders in the SAP HANA Market - SUSE is HPE’s top SAP HANA OS partner, base of HPE Converged Systems and also collaborates with SAP on SAP Cloud Platform. We both lead the market with several customer wins and top performance benchmarks.


lightbulb.png3.  First object storage solution certified on HPE Synergy - SUSE Enterprise Storage was the first software-defined storage offering, fully delivered from HPE and supported by Pointnext services, certified on HPE Apollo, HPE Proliant, HPE Cloudline, and more recently HPE Synergy.


cloud.png4. Deep Collaboration on OpenStack - In March 2017, SUSE completed the Acquisition of OpenStack IaaS and Cloud Foundry PaaS Assets from HPE and we are deeply focused on engineering the best OpenStack solution to our joint customers. 


person.png5. HPE on main stage at SUSECON - We sponsor SUSECON every year and this past September Gary Thome, HPE`s Chief Technologist for Software Defined and Cloud, was on stage with SUSE covering our collaboration on OpenStack, Storage and SAP. 


grad cap.png6. HPE as SUSE’s 1st Global Training Partner - HPE Education Services (part of Pointnext) is providing SUSE Training, as well custom content for a number of topics, including Cloud/Helion, Storage solutions etc. Learn more at  


two circles.png7.  HPE, SUSE and Microsoft winning combination - The 3 companies have delivered the world’s first enterprise-class persistent memory database server to ran queries more than 5x faster than a fast SSD drive array at 50% of the cost. Read HPE`s Brief here

WOW!  7 amazing and impressive accomplishments I'd say.  .Look for as many ... maybe even a few more ... for FY18. 

That sums up one year of the 25-year HPE - SUSE partnership and how we are planning to help our joint customers on their Hybrid IT journey.

Stay up to date with our alliance at and enjoy the Holiday Season!

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