Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Almost a decade ago, SuSE was one of the cutting-edge Linux distribution. However nowadays with Red Hat dominating the Enterprise Linux Server market, Canonical owning the Linux Desktop market, and Google's Android running over the Mobile market, a valid question is 'What exactly is left for SuSE?'.
It seems that mainframes and cloud are two of the target markets for SuSE this decade. SuSE Cloud is one of the products for private cloud deployment, based on OpenStack. On the other hand there is System z support for mainframes, which guarantee uptime and performance over Linux kernel.
In any case, SuSE keeps offering their desktop distro Linux openSuSE which let them manage to stabilize the versions released in its enterprise products with the help of the community.