Suse Introduces Enterprise Storage 6
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Suse Introduces Enterprise Storage 6

Suse introduced Suse Enterprise Storage 6, the latest release of its software-defined storage solution powered by Ceph technology.

The new Suse Enterprise Storage enables IT organizations to seamlessly adapt to changing business demands; while reducing IT operational expense with new features focused on containerized and cloud workload support, improved integration with public cloud, and enhanced data protection capabilities.

“Suse is powering digital transformation with agile open source solutions like Enterprise Storage. It therefore enables enterprises to continually innovate, compete and grow,” said Brent Schroeder, Suse. “We work with the community to develop innovative open source technology that we then test and harden to ensure it is enterprise ready. We aim to transform enterprise storage infrastructure with a open and intelligent software-defined storage solution. Furthermore, we want it to reduce costs and alleviate proprietary hardware lock-in for customers. Enterprise Storage 6 reflects Suse’s ongoing commitment to making Ceph ‘enterprise consumable.’”

The University of Maine System is using Enterprise Storage to support an HPC landscape underpinning a number of research programs.


Steve Cousins, University of Maine System, said, “Enterprise Storage has already brought clear improvements to our deep learning projects, one of which requires two million files in a single directory. Putting these files into the Suse solution has increased performance more than 10 times compared with the previous storage solution. Thanks to the stability of the Suse solution, we have reduced the time we spend managing live and archived data. This keeps our internal team free to focus on driving new value for the university and its life-changing research projects.”

Highlights of Enterprise Storage 6

Based on the Ceph Nautilus release, Enterprise Storage 6 allows customers to seamlessly adapt to changing business demands by:

  • Accelerating innovation. It further removes storage silos, giving customers easier access to different types of data and enabling them to quickly extract information from data using cutting-edge search and analytics tools.
  • Maximizing application availability. It enables faster and more granular backups that can now leverage low-cost public cloud resources for improved data protection.
  • Responding to changing business demands faster. It also gives customers the ability to easily leverage public cloud resources as part of their storage infrastructure.


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