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SUSE, SaltStack now jointly offer enterprise IT automation at scale

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IT automation

SUSE has expanded its partnership with systems management solution provider SaltStack to bring automated management of all data centre resources at massive scale. This new announcement is aimed at upstream Salt development for intelligent orchestration to optimise cloud, container and storage resources.

SaltStack Enterprise was already providing intelligent, event-driven orchestration using SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. But the new collaboration takes that same Salt development to new levels and uplifts business agility through orchestration and automation of enterprise DevOps and data centre operations at scale.

“Together, SUSE and SaltStack are accelerating business agility through the efficient orchestration and automation of enterprise DevOps and data center operations at scale,” said Marc Chenn, co-founder and CEO of SaltStack, in a statement. “SUSE expertise in enterprise-grade computing is legendary, and SaltStack excels at bringing order and security to the chaos and complexity often found in the modern data center.”

SUSE Manager 3 with Salt integration will help the two companies fulfill their projection and deliver new levels of automation and control to their clients on software-defined data centres. Both the entities will also increase their development collaboration and contributions to the Salt open source project for intelligent systems management. This would bring a preferred IT automation software stack.

Cross-platform support

The integration of SaltStack Enterprise into SUSE Manager 3 comes bundled with cross-platform support for Linux, Windows, Mac OS X and UNIX platforms. Additionally, the Salt solution includes support for large multi-master environments and several enterprise-grade features like user access control, job and system audits, data persistence and dashboards and event filtering. All these features comes through the latest SUSE Manager.