SUSE continues business momentum in Asia Pacific as the industry’s largest independent open source company, and a leading provider of enterprise-grade, open source software-defined infrastructure and application delivery solutions for hybrid and multi-cloud workload management
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - March 21, 2019 - SUSE® strengthened its foothold
in the Asia Pacific region as a standalone company after the completion
of its acquisition by growth investor EQT from Micro Focus. SUSE is now the
industry's largest independent open source company and it is well positioned to
focus on the needs of customers and partners in this region as a leading
provider of enterprise-grade, open source software-defined infrastructure and
application delivery solutions, enabling customer workloads anywhere -- on
premise, hybrid and multi-cloud -- with exceptional service, value and
The EQT investment comes at an
opportune time as business enterprises across Asia Pacific are focusing on
strengthening their IT systems to cater for the challenges and demands brought upon
by a data-fuelled, digital-driven business environment.
Vice President and General Manager Asia Pacific and Japan Andy Jiang said: "Enterprises
across Asia Pacific are facing tremendous pressure in the face of digital
disruption and a dynamic business landscape with shorter economic cycles. Increasingly,
these organizations are turning to SUSE's enterprise-ready, reliable and secure
infrastructure solutions as they entrust their mission-critical systems
to SUSE's open, open source solutions and flexible business practices that
are free from enforced vendor lock-in. In turn, this drives a momentum that allows
SUSE to continue to deliver the innovation that enterprises in this region
require to achieve their digital transformation goals."
Growth in Asia Pacific
SUSE brings over 25
years of open source expertise to the Asia Pacific region. It first began operations
here in 1999. Today, SUSE has 13 offices located in key cities across the
region. This includes a research and development team located in Beijing, China
- one of the three major SUSE R&D locations in the world, with the other
two in Prague and Nuremburg.
SUSE's Asia Pacific
business has achieved strong growth over the past eight years. Revenue from the
region is three times the size it was when SUSE became a business unit under
Micro Focus in 2014. Since then the company's Asia Pacific workforce has also
grown more than twofold. The System Engineering team has doubled while Primary
Support Engineer and Dedicated Support Engineer teams have tripled in size. The
Sales team has also grown by 50 percent.
The SUSE Asia Pacific
and Japan team serves customers across banking and financial services, the telecommunication
sector, large manufacturing companies, government and public sector, and other
sectors, that run mission-critical tasks. Three out of the top five banks in
China have standardized their IT systems on SUSE. SUSE is also the leading open
source vendor for the manufacturing industry in India.
SUSE customers in Asia Pacific include:
SUSE has also established
a strong ecosystem designed to help its customers manage the modern-day demand
for a robust IT system that supports fast and reliable application delivery. A
major part of the growth story is in the many alliances that SUSE has
established with key industry leaders like Amazon, AMD, Fujitsu, HP, Huawei, Intel,
Microsoft, SAP, VMware and many more.
Additionally, SUSE has
collaborated with many technology partners that offer unique capabilities or
exceptional technological knowhow. For instance,
in 2017, SUSE partnered with Fiberhome Telecommunication Technologies
(FTT) to establish a cloud storage technology lab in China. The facility
combines the strengths of both companies to help boost influence and service
ability in the field of information communications technology. It has since
created several performance benchmarks for SUSE Enterprise Storage, the
intelligent software-defined storage solution.
As an independent business and trusted
partner for enterprise digital transformation, SUSE delivers software
solutions, support and services through a multinational organization and an
enabled, qualified partner ecosystem underpinned by secure enterprise-grade
technologies. SUSE is currently involved in more than 100 open source projects,
supported by employees around the world. The company continues to grow as an
independent vendor of open source software as it helps organizations of all
kinds transform and compete in today's business environment.
SUSE, a pioneer in open source software, provides
reliable, software-defined infrastructure and application delivery solutions
that give enterprises greater control and flexibility. More than 25 years of
engineering excellence, exceptional service and an unrivaled partner ecosystem
power the products and support that help our customers manage complexity,
reduce cost, and confidently deliver mission-critical services. The lasting
relationships we build allow us to adapt and deliver the smarter innovation
they need to succeed -- today and tomorrow. For more information, visit www.suse.com.