SUSE recently kicked off SUSECON Digital 2021, the first SUSECON to feature Rancher technical content and expertise. The company announced major updates to its two product families, SUSE Linux Enterprise and SUSE Rancher technologies.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 Service Pack 3 (SLES 15 SP3) will deliver full binary compatibility between openSUSE Leap and SUSE Linux Enterprise while SUSE Rancher 2.6 will feature a new, clean, crisp user interface design that enhances the overall cluster management experience, whether managing one or one million clusters.
SUSE also announced a family of open, interoperable solutions, specifically SUSE Edge and SUSE Hybrid IT. An open, lightweight, software infrastructure for building, deploying and managing cloud-ready and cloud-native applications across all edges, SUSE Edge connects those edges to public and private clouds and data centers with automation, security and a common management framework.
An open, interoperable solution consisting of SUSE Rancher, RKE, Longhorn, SUSE Manager, and SLES, SUSE Hybrid IT offers the complete software stack needed to run both traditional applications and cloud native applications in datacenter and cloud environments.
SUSE said its open, interoperable solutions offer many advantages over deploying standalone Linux and Kubernetes while still allowing customers to connect products from other vendors and create a multi-vendor technology stack, with no fear of any artificial barriers of lock-in to SUSE.
SUSE also announced the beta release of Harvester, open source HCI software built on Kubernetes. Harvester delivers a new generation of HCI by managing both VMs and containers and by enabling cloud workload migration and hybrid cloud management for Amazon, Azure, and Google Cloud.