Exceed your customers’ expectations with new ways to deliver applications

16 June 2020 | 5066 Shares

Traditional application delivery approaches are changing to a more agile, cloud-native setting and to a microservices basis. Many enterprises struggle with these two simultaneous demands.

How best to provide the frameworks and orchestration methods that these approaches require?

Many service providers, IT organizations, and development teams have the technical skills in-house to run application delivery solutions like Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry at small scales — like proof-of-concept scenarios. But the challenge of building and maintaining production, enterprise-grade implementations of these complex platforms is out of reach for many.

Data governance and security are a leading concern to larger enterprises, so deploying microservices-based applications requires new types of ongoing IT oversight, vigilance, and control.

There is usually also a business need for multi-cloud or hybrid deployments of applications. Most companies now deploy across multiple clouds as a matter of course, and the transition to 100 percent cloud apps is a stepwise motion. It might not even be a goal! Therefore, multi-cloud management and a hybrid topology are additional complications for application delivery teams.

As organizations transition to modern application development and delivery strategies, many are turning to application delivery solution providers, like SUSE.

The company’s Application Delivery Solutions help enterprises modernize traditional applications, with the creation, development and deployment of new container-based applications and services. It also automates the full application delivery process and standardizes DevOps procedures — for containers and monolithic projects alike.

That means the entire application delivery approach can be transformed. It becomes more agile, cycle times and iteration periods shorten, and new application capabilities can be introduced into production faster, more efficiently, and at scale. Enterprises respond more quickly to opportunities, and — put simply — increase their business agility.

SUSE offers two platforms or solutions in this space: the SUSE Container as a Service (CAAS) Platform and SUSE Cloud Application Platform, which offer full lifecycle management for all container applications, boost DevOps‘s operational efficiency, and reduce the time taken for new offerings to come to market.

Here’s a little more detail on each:

SUSE Container as a Service Platform

The SUSE CaaS Platform gives companies a stable, self-updating (without service interruption), and unified environment in which to develop, deploy, and manage container-based applications.

Containers run on-premises, on hybrid cloud/data center resources or across multiple clouds. The full platform agnosticism allows a business to transform the way it wants, with whatever goal in mind: a cloud-first, cloud-always strategy, or the flexibility and security of a transitioning, hybrid foundation.


SUSE Cloud Application Platform

The SUSE Cloud Application Platform lets organizations deliver new hybrid, single- or multi-cloud capabilities and applications as quickly as needed. That creates a business-focus, yet for teams, manages deployment and development policies on a pod-to-pod basis, and with granular user deployment quotas.

SUSE Cloud Application Platform helps build cloud-first or hybrid-hosted applications and services with a Cloud Foundry Application Runtime in a Kubernetes-native architecture (SUSE is a Kubernetes Certified Service Provider). Companies get multi-cloud flexibility, with options to deploy to any combination of Amazon, Azure, or Google Cloud, for example.

DevOps processes can be better formalized and automated, driving operational efficiencies and better overall productivity for developers, deployment teams, and operations. Every deployment, at every stage in the development-to-production journey, is handled by the platform, regardless of the destination cloud(s).

Standard application delivery processes scale perfectly, and the lean platform gives complete control, using the technologies and methods with which your team will already be familiar.

Secure and self-healing, the SUSE Cloud Application Platform is the best way to deploy, manage, and scale your applications as you transition to a cloud-native application delivery approach.

In conclusion

SUSE Application Delivery solutions offer open, hybrid and multi-cloud capabilities and application delivery innovations that enable businesses to support their customers when, where and how they’re needed.

To get a pragmatic guide on how to get on the road to cloud-native application delivery, check out this whitepaper. Alternatively, get in touch with a representative from SUSE who speaks your language.