WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SUSE ® is extending its "SUSE Ready" application-certification program to include SUSE OpenStack Cloud and SUSE Enterprise Storage. Long a benefit to SUSE Linux Enterprise partners and customers, SUSE Ready verifies for customers that partner solutions are mutually tested and supported on SUSE software, so they can confidently build out their software-defined infrastructures using compatible and supported third-party solutions that best meet their business requirements, without being locked in to a single vendor.
"As adoption of open source cloud and storage solutions increases, a strong partner ecosystem is critical to ensuring customers can deploy best-of-breed solutions to meet their requirements for agility, scalability and cost efficiency," said Naji Almahmoud, vice president of Cloud and Software Alliances for SUSE. "Customers seek vendor validation and enterprise support for their mission-critical workloads. SUSE Ready enables independent software vendors to certify their applications across SUSE products and solutions." The SUSE Ready program allows partners to self-certify their software without being tied to test criteria that may not be relevant to their solutions. Thousands of software and hardware partners have certified their solutions with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server using the SUSE Ready program, with more than 1,500 partners and 7,000 unique products currently in the SUSE Product Software Catalog. Antonio J Espinosa, CEO of Midokura, said, "Midokura enjoys a strong partnership with SUSE, and SUSE Ready certification for MidoNet lets our customers deploy it with confidence knowing that we have tested it and guarantee performance in a SUSE OpenStack Cloud environment. MidoNet provides a fast route to a production SDN for OpenStack. Users of MidoNet benefit from an advanced dashboard and end-to-end traffic visibility through MidoNet Manager."