SUSE and the business of containers

Open-source giant SUSE is leading the pack in the advancement of microservices. We get the inside track on the open-source technology.

2 August 2021 . 00:22:13

Show Notes for Series 02 Episode 24

This podcast is produced in conjunction with SUSE

The great promise of containerized applications and services is one of true platform agnosticism. Microservices are quick to spin up, knit together, and scale, are less resource-intensive than full-blooded virtual machines and can be deployed on hybrid infrastructure as easily as on a single bare metal instance.

As organizations start to explore the options that containers might offer them, we talk to Vishal Ghariwala, CTO for APJ and Greater China, from SUSE about the advantages of the technology, the power of open-source, and the leadership that SUSE is showing in the sector.

Although the German software giant has long been active in the enterprise computing space, its acquisition of Rancher Labs in December 2020 has positioned it nicely. It’s rapidly becoming the de facto solution for containerization deployed in all areas of production, from IIoT in edge environments to large, elastic roll-outs for mixed and hybrid clouds.

Vishal has a history with Red Hat, Intalio, and IBM, and his cloud-native and open-source background serves him well as an ambassador for both containerization and the SUSE variants on Linux and open-source technology. We also touch on some projects to watch from SUSE’s development labs that are making waves, including Harvester, the first genuinely open-source, non-proprietary hyperconvergent platform.

If you’re interested in how containers’ advantages might change the way you think about DevOps and enterprise software in general, this episode of the Tech Means Business podcast is for you.

SUSE Rancher:

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