SUSE Enterprise Storage is built on the open source Ceph project and deploys object storage across a single, distributed, computer cluster made up of industry standard hardware.
The company first announced its storage product in 2014 and initial deployments were focused on storing unstructured data, Larry Morris, senior product manager at SUSE Linux, and the person leading development of the technology, told iTWire in an interview last year.
The product is now ideal for bulk storage, compliance, archive, data protection, disaster recovery, large data file applications, big data applications, HPC storage, cloud storage and virtual machine storage.
“They must leverage digital assets and information to fuel their progress. SUSE Enterprise Storage enables that as an affordable, easy-to-manage enterprise storage solution that harnesses open source innovation without expensive proprietary hardware.”
Ritu Jyoti, IDC program vice-president, Systems Infrastructure Research Portfolio, said, “SUSE’s engineering investment to make SUSE Enterprise Storage easier to use has produced one of the industry’s easiest to manage Ceph distributions.
"The inclusion of openATTIC, which is quickly becoming a norm for the Ceph distribution as Ceph Manager Dashboard, plays a large part in the prominence of SUSE Enterprise Storage as an enterprise consumable solution.”