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SUSE Cloud Service Provider Program to help partners reduce costs and engage customers

20 Nov 14

SUSE is expanding the SUSE Cloud Service Provider Program, increasing services and support for partners involved, and is offering a new certification program for providers.

As part of the SUSE partner program powered by PartnerNet, the SUSE Cloud Service Provider program offers members free SUSE technical training, pre-sales support and certification programs.

The aim of the provider program is to give members the tools required to successfully offer and operate SUSE Linux Enterprise products in their cloud infrastructur. It is intended to help partners expand customer base and increase revenue, says the company.

SUSE Start for Cloud Providers is the consulting service to assist partners. With the help of the service, partners can deploy a well-designed, expertly configured and tuned maintenance infrastructure for SUSE customers running on the public cloud, says SUSE.

In addition to this, SUSE Cloud Service Providers can use the SUSE Public Cloud Operation Services program to work with either designated or shared SUSE engineers to set up, deploy and manage the lifecycle of SUSE products in their cloud infrastructure worldwide.

With a greater understanding of the product and the ability to deploy it, SUSE Cloud Service Providers can ensure application performance and reduce workload security vulnerabilities, delivering a better customer experience, says SUSE.

Furthermore, successful and effective implementation can reduce operating costs and makes it easier to support, says the company.

Thierry Chaumeron, Cloudwatt, product manager Cloud Services, says SUSE is working with Cloudwatt partners so SUSE solutions can be easily leveraged as part of their hybrid cloud strategy.

Jerome Perez, Neurones IT, deputy general manager, says, “Certification, training, support and consulting services end up reducing costs and increasing effectiveness of cloud service provider partners.”

“SUSE is giving partners more and better opportunities to serve cloud customers and maintain lasting relationships,” he says.