Corporate (but ultimately technically-related) news from March saw the completion of SuSE’s acquisition by growth investor EQT from Micro Focus.
EQT is a Scandinavia equity funds organisation that has previously spoken of its intentions to invest in engineering prowess at SuSE itself.
As TechTarget’s Aaron Tan has alaredy discussed here in a piece entitled Is open source lock-in possible (?) … this move allows SuSE to stake a claim for being the largest independent open source company on the planet given IBM’s acquisition of Red Hat.
Known for its enterprise as well as its user-level Linux distribution, SuSE says that it is now positioned as a provider of enterprise-grade open source software-defined infrastructure and application delivery solutions.
CEO Nils Brauckmann insists that his firm’s genuinely open, open source solutions, flexible business practices, lack of enforced vendor lock-in and exceptional service will be critical to customer and partner organisations.
“Our independence coincides with our single-minded focus on delivering what is best for them,” said Brauckmann.
The company suggests that this current transition is timely as containers are enabling new levels of agility and the need for transformation built on open source software-defined infrastructure and application delivery technologies is growing.
“SUSE’s heritage in open source software, strong brand and array of innovative solutions, including container management, ideally position it to capitalise on this market dynamic, creating tremendous value for customers and partners,” said the company, in a press statement.
There is much more to discuss here… and we aim to find out more at SuSECON 2019.
SUSE is currently involved in more than 100 open source projects, supported by employees around the world.