SUSE Completes Move to Independence and Strengthens Asia Pacific Presence

March 21, 2019 - 09:58
SUSE Completes Move to Independence and Strengthens Asia Pacific Presence

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 footholdin the Asia Pacific region as a standalone company after the completionof its acquisition by growth investor EQT from Micro Focus. SUSE is now theindustry's largest independent open source company and it is well positioned tofocus on the needs of customers and partners in this region as a leadingprovider of enterprise-grade, open source software-defined infrastructure andapplication delivery solutions, enabling customer workloads anywhere -- onpremise, hybrid and multi-cloud -- with exceptional service, value andflexibility.


The EQT investment comes at anopportune time as business enterprises across Asia Pacific are focusing onstrengthening their IT systems to cater for the challenges and demands brought uponby a data-fuelled, digital-driven business environment.


SUSEVice President and General Manager Asia Pacific and Japan Andy Jiang said: "Enterprisesacross Asia Pacific are facing tremendous pressure in the face of digitaldisruption and a dynamic business landscape with shorter economic cycles. Increasingly,these organizations are turning to SUSE's enterprise-ready, reliable and secureinfrastructure solutions as they entrust their mission-critical systemsto SUSE's open, open source solutions and flexible business practices thatare free from enforced vendor lock-in. In turn, this drives a momentum that allowsSUSE to continue to deliver the innovation that enterprises in this regionrequire to achieve their digital transformation goals."


Growth in Asia Pacific


SUSE brings over 25years of open source expertise to the Asia Pacific region. It first began operationshere in 1999. Today, SUSE has 13 offices located in key cities across theregion. 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 othertwo in Prague and Nuremburg.


SUSE's Asia Pacificbusiness has achieved strong growth over the past eight years. Revenue from theregion is three times the size it was when SUSE became a business unit underMicro Focus in 2014. Since then the company's Asia Pacific workforce has alsogrown more than twofold. The System Engineering team has doubled while PrimarySupport Engineer and Dedicated Support Engineer teams have tripled in size. TheSales team has also grown by 50 percent.


Driving customersuccess


The SUSE Asia Pacificand Japan team serves customers across banking and financial services, the telecommunicationsector, large manufacturing companies, government and public sector, and othersectors, that run mission-critical tasks. Three out of the top five banks inChina have standardized their IT systems on SUSE. SUSE is also the leading opensource vendor for the manufacturing industry in India.


SUSE customers in Asia Pacific include:


Thrivingpartner ecosystem


SUSE has also establisheda strong ecosystem designed to help its customers manage the modern-day demandfor a robust IT system that supports fast and reliable application delivery. Amajor part of the growth story is in the many alliances that SUSE hasestablished with key industry leaders like Amazon, AMD, Fujitsu, HP, Huawei, Intel,Microsoft, SAP, VMware and many more.


Additionally, SUSE hascollaborated with many technology partners that offer unique capabilities orexceptional technological knowhow. For instance,in 2017, SUSE partnered with Fiberhome Telecommunication Technologies(FTT) to establish a cloud storage technology lab in China. The facilitycombines the strengths of both companies to help boost influence and serviceability in the field of information communications technology. It has sincecreated several performance benchmarks for SUSE Enterprise Storage, theintelligent software-defined storage solution.


SUSEfast forward


As an independent business and trustedpartner for enterprise digital transformation, SUSE delivers softwaresolutions, support and services through a multinational organization and anenabled, qualified partner ecosystem underpinned by secure enterprise-gradetechnologies. SUSE is currently involved in more than 100 open source projects,supported by employees around the world. The company continues to grow as anindependent vendor of open source software as it helps organizations of allkinds transform and compete in today's business environment.

About SUSE

SUSE, a pioneer in open source software, providesreliable, software-defined infrastructure and application delivery solutionsthat give enterprises greater control and flexibility. More than 25 years ofengineering excellence, exceptional service and an unrivaled partner ecosystempower the products and support that help our customers manage complexity,reduce cost, and confidently deliver mission-critical services. The lastingrelationships we build allow us to adapt and deliver the smarter innovationthey need to succeed -- today and tomorrow. For more information, visit