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SUSE launches Container-as-a-Service Platform

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SUSE Container-as-a-Service Platform

SUSE has launched its Container-as-a-Service (CaaS) Platform to deliver a development and hosting platform for container-based applications and services. The latest development utilises SUSE Enterprise Linux Server (SLES) to address the IT requirements of modern enterprises.

To match with other open source deployments, SUSE CaaS Platform offers orchestration through Kubernetes and handle microservices and containers using SUSE MicroOS. Furthermore, the platform has configuration capabilities to provide a unified solution to DevOps.

“SUSE is providing an easy-to-use container infrastructure solution that helps them deploy next-generation, cloud-native container-based applications and progressively migrate traditional and existing apps,” said Thomas Di Giacomo, SUSE CTO, in a statement.

CaaS Platform can run both LXC and Docker containers. Developers are free to containerise their applications either directly or by using a modern microservices architecture approach.

Multiple use cases on board

Analysts believe that organisations with interest in enterprise-grade security, reliability and scalability would reach the CaaS Platform.

“SUSE envisions several key use cases for its CaaS platform, including the enablement of DevOps and microservice implementations for faster and more automated application releases across different infrastructure,” said Jay Lyman, principal analyst of cloud management and containers, 451 Research.

SUSE claims that CaaS offers multiple benefits to enterprise customers. The solution reduces time to market, increase operational efficiency and enable an improved application lifecycle management.