SUSE has announced the latest version of its software-defined storage solution powered by Ceph technology. With SUSE Enterprise Storage 6, IT organizations can adapt to changing business demands. They may also reduce IT operational expense with new features focused on containerized and cloud workload support, improved integration with public cloud, and enhanced data protection capabilities, SUSE said.

The University of Maine is using SUSE Enterprise Storage to support an HPC landscape underpinning a number of research programs.

“SUSE Enterprise Storage has already brought clear improvements to our deep learning projects, one of which requires two million files in a single directory. Putting these files into SUSE Enterprise Storage has increased performance more than 10 times compared with the previous storage solution. Thanks to the stability and ease of management of the SUSE solution, we have significantly reduced the time we spend managing live and archived data. This keeps our internal team free to focus on driving new value for the university and its life-changing research projects,” shared Steve Cousins, supercomputer engineer for the University of Maine.

Based on the Ceph Nautilus release, SUSE Enterprise Storage 6 allows customers to adapt to changing business demands by further removing storage silos, maximizing application availability, and responding to changing business demands faster.

SUSE Enterprise Storage 6 will be generally available next month.

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