The company’s decision came after HPE decided to sell-off its software business to Micro Focus, that had acquired SUSE on April 6, 2015.
Now, SUSE has planned to acquire HPE’s OpenStack and Cloud Foundry assets. It has also increased engagement with the Cloud Foundry Foundation, becoming a platinum member and taking a seat on the Cloud Foundry Foundation board.
“The driving force behind this acquisition is SUSE’s commitment to provide open source software-defined infrastructure technologies that deliver enterprise value for our customers and partners,” said Nils Brauckmann, CEO, SUSE.
“This also demonstrates how we’re building our business through a combination of organic growth and technology acquisition. Once again, this strategy sends a strong message to the market and the worldwide open source community that SUSE is a company on the move,” She added.
The company believes that this acquisition will help the enterprise in building its existing OpenStack portfolio and the Cloud Foundry and other Platform-as-a-Service assets will help it to bring its own SUSE Cloud Foundry solution to market.
“SUSE has been a powerful player in the enterprise open source world for more than two decades, and I’m excited to see the impact that a SUSE Cloud Foundry distribution will have for enterprises and developers around the world. It’s strategic vision for the convergence of Platform-as-a-Service and Container-as-a-Service technologies will also be a welcome addition to the strategic dialogue we have within the Cloud Foundry Foundation community,” said Abby Kearns, Executive Director, Cloud Foundry Foundation.
According to HPE, the company’s this move will further help it to focus on developing the next evolution of hybrid cloud solutions.