Highlights from SUSECON 2017

Fall event season is in full swing, and the Trilio team just returned from SUSECON 2017. This annual partner conference is one of our favorites to attend, especially this year. The team spent almost a week exhibiting, networking with fellow SUSE partners, and attending the content-rich keynotes and sessions in Prague.

On day one, Michael Miller, SUSE President of Strategy, Alliances and Marketing, kicked off the conference by exploring what it really means to be an open company. He reviewed some of the significant developments for SUSE over the last year, including the acquisition of HPE talent and technology, the delivery of a Container as a Service offering, and a new announcement of a Platform as a Service offering.

The second day of the conference focused on how SUSE is working to improve and modernize their existing Linux and open source technologies and how we have expanded our solutions even deeper into a more software-defined infrastructure and application delivery approach. One additional hot topic on day two was “diversity” which was defined as “the art of thinking differently…together.”

The third day of the conference featured keynotes from SUSE’s Ralf Flaxa, VP of Engineering and Thomas Di Giacomo, CTO,  and Michael Miller. They focused on DevOps and how it develops the latest and greatest technology to drive faster innovation – and the disjointedness that exists between developers and the operational group, who are responsible for delivering rock solid production services. I was fortunate to finish off the day presenting on the emergence and importance of workload protection and recovery in OpenStack clouds. Great follow-up questions and dialogue came from this session.

A true highlight for the Trilio team was seeing how focused SUSE is on storage platforms, both OpenStack and more generally.  As advocates for their customers, it is clear that SUSE sees tremendous value in investing further in storage, and deepening their relationships and integrations with platforms like Trilio (side note: Trilio just announced a seamless integration of TrilioVault 2.5 with SUSE’s OpenStack Cloud 7). Their deep commitment to enhancing their focus on storage means more opportunities for us to work with one of the industry’s leading players, and more benefits for our customers. It’s a win-win-win!

If you are interested in taking a deeper dive into the presentations from SUSECON 2017, check out the conference recap and presentation videos here.