SUSE Launches Next Generation of Award-Winning SUSE Studio

By Suse, PRNE
Tuesday, July 19, 2011

NUREMBERG, Germany, July 20, 2011 -

- SUSE Studio 1.2
Accelerates Application Deployment across Physical, Virtual and
Cloud Environments

SUSE today announced the
availability of SUSE Studio™ Version 1.2. The latest update to the
award-winning development platform helps customers more easily
build, update and manage application images across x86, public
cloud and IBM System z* deployments, significantly reducing the
overhead associated with managing a heterogeneous IT

Cloud computing helps organizations improve IT efficiencies by
enabling the consumption of computing resources on an as-needed
basis, freeing IT professionals to focus on more strategic
purposes.  As organizations embrace the cloud, there is an
emerging need for applications that can be href="">
deployed to the cloud, as well as to multiple IT environments
in the data center itself, including mainframe systems.

“IDC believes software appliances can play a key role in
building out cloud deployments. This is why IDC forecasts the
packaged software appliance market to grow to $3.7 billion by 2014.
The ability to create and maintain one piece of software and deploy
anywhere is an essential piece to automating your private, public
and hybrid cloud deployments,” said Brett Waldman, senior research
analyst, Client and Server Virtualization Software, IDC.

“Today’s demanding business climate requires that enterprises
and ISVs have every opportunity to make services available when
needed and at the lowest cost possible,” said Sabine Soellheim,
solution marketing manager, SUSE.  ”This new version of SUSE
Studio provides the flexibility our customers seek while allowing
enterprises and ISVs to scale up and down as needed, giving them
the ability to assemble, build and maintain complete href="">
portable application stacks in minutes, for deployment wherever
or however they want.”

Furthermore, SUSE Studio builds a bridge between x86
microprocessor architectures and mainframes by simplifying the
creation, testing, maintenance and deployment of href="">
software applications on the mainframe.  Now, customers
running hundreds of mission-critical Linux images on mainframes can
save time by leveraging an easy-to-use interface for building
mainframe workloads.

Two Editions

SUSE Studio Version 1.2 is available in two editions: SUSE
Studio Standard Edition for ISV customers and SUSE Studio Advanced
Edition for enterprise customers. These latest versions replace the
SUSE Appliance Toolkit.

SUSE Studio Standard Edition allows ISVs to transform
applications into a “service” and compete against alternative SaaS
offerings, providing the agility needed to accelerate
time-to-market.  SUSE Studio Standard Edition is the fastest
and easiest way for ISVs to shorten sales cycles, reduce deployment
costs and extend their applications to the cloud.

SUSE Studio Advanced Edition is designed to help
enterprise organizations build, configure and maintain
cloud-enabled application images, reducing the complexity,
maintenance and support costs of software deployments.  SUSE
Studio Advanced Edition also provides a new and simple way to
create, maintain and deploy IBM System z workloads by automating
routine, labor-intensive tasks, which increases efficiencies and
further reduces complexity and costs.

About SUSE Studio

Within the two years that SUSE Studio has been publicly
available, leading ISVs, technology providers and enterprises have
shown widespread support.  To date, there are more than
150,000 registered users who have built more than 800,000
appliances.  Moreover, SUSE Gallery, launched in 2010, hosts
approximately 7,000 appliances and has experienced approximately

SUSE Studio Standard Edition and SUSE Studio Advanced Edition
are available immediately. For more information on additional
product updates visit href=""> .

About SUSE

SUSE is a leading provider of href="">enterprise Linux
solutions that increase agility, reduce cost and manage
complexity in dynamic environments.  With a portfolio centered
on SUSE Linux Enterprise, the most interoperable platform for
mission-critical computing, SUSE enables organizations to
confidently deliver computing services across physical, virtual and
cloud environments.  With our award-winning products and
ecosystem of partnerships, SUSE solutions empower thousands of
organizations around the world. For more information, visit us at

SUSE and SUSE Studio are trademarks
of Novell Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. *All third-party
trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Amie Johnson of SUSE, +1-801-861-2893, amie at, or Mike O’Connell of PAN Communications, +1-978-502-4362, suse at

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