Novell recently announced that Amazon Web Services (AWS) will offer hourly based pricing and support for SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server.
Customers and independent software vendors (ISVs) of all sizes will have the ability to run SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 and 11 on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) paying only for the hours they use. The new offerings will be available in all instance sizes and in every AWS region around the world. In addition, Novell will provide a maintenance service on AWS so customers can keep their SLES instances up-to-date with Novell’s most current security patches, bug fixes and new features.
The SUSE Cloud Program is a key component of Novell’s strategy to deliver innovative solutions for the intelligent workload management market. With the SUSE Cloud Program and tools like SUSE StudioTM, Novell makes it easy for cloud vendors to offer differentiated services that speed customer acquisition. For enterprises, the SUSE Cloud Program means they can have a common Linux platform across the physical and virtual environments behind their firewall, and then a pay-for-use version of that Linux in the cloud.
In addition to Amazon Web Services, service provider partners who have joined the SUSE Cloud Program include Fujitsu, IBM, Tencent and Vodacom Business.
For more information about the SUSE Cloud Program, visit www.novell.com/suse-cloud-program.