SUSE expects to see continued growth and expansion in the wake of the merger of Micro Focus and HPE Software.
Micro Focus, the parent company of the open source software company SUSE, is merging with HPE’s Software Business Segment in a transaction valued at approximately $8.8bn and as part of the deal Micro Focus and HPE announced their intent to enter into a commercial partnership around the open source company.
HPE will be naming SUSE as its preferred Linux partner in addition to exploring collaborations that will use SUSE’s OpenStack expertise for joint innovation around HPE’s Helion OpenStack and Stackato Platform-as-a-Service solutions.
SUSE and HPE are working together to define the specifics of the commercial partnership, which is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2016. This will be an expansion of the long-term alliance between the two companies that was focused on bringing to market enterprise Linux and a joint software-defined storage solution.