SUSE announced the general availability of SUSE Enterprise Storage 2, the latest version of its self-managing, self-healing, distributed software-based storage solution for enterprise customers. SUSE Enterprise Storage 2 is the first and only Ceph-based solution with heterogeneous operating system support, giving customers the ability to deploy software-defined storage with less cost. SUSE is also collaborating with partners to bring SUSE Enterprise Storage to devices powered by 64-bit ARM technology.
Powered by Ceph, SUSE Enterprise Storage 2 is a highly scalable and resilient software-based storage solution that enables organizations to build cost-efficient storage using commodity off-the-shelf servers and disk drives. SUSE Enterprise Storage 2 supports iSCSI in multipath configurations, enabling block storage across operating systems and environments including Linux, UNIX and Windows. Version 2 also adds at-rest data encryption to increase security for physical assets.
SUSE engineers worked with independent server manufacturer Thomas-Krenn.AG to develop a series of thoroughly tested, cost-effective turnkey software-defined storage appliances for midmarket customers. From entry level to performance or capacity-optimized solutions, SUSE Enterprise Storage 2 combined with Thomas-Krenn’s hardware gives customers more choice and flexibility.
Partner Collaboration on ARM for SUSE Enterprise Storage
SUSE is collaborating with several partners to bring SUSE Enterprise Storage to devices powered by 64-bit ARM technology. This collaboration brings hardware-platform choice for software-defined storage to enterprise and hyper-scale customers. Partners expect to ship solutions in the first quarter of 2016.
SUSE Distinguished Engineer Lars Marowsky-Brée Appointed to Ceph Advisory Board
SUSE also today announced that distinguished engineer Lars Marowsky-Brée will serve as SUSE’s initial representative on the recently announced Ceph Advisory Board. The board, which includes Ceph community members, was formed to create a framework of expertise, leadership and mentoring to increase participation, growth and diversity in the development, testing and infrastructure of the Ceph Project. While not promoting specific downstream commercial solutions, the board does promote awareness and adoption of Ceph technology and provide information on relevant industry developments to Ceph Project technical leadership. SUSE is a founding member of the board.