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SUSE offers elastic pricing for Enterprise Linux on LinuxONE

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The push for customized offerings is found everywhere in the business world, especially in the IT systems that underpin organizations. Companies want to choose the resources that best meet their needs, and they want to make the most of their IT spending on those resources.

When we launched IBM LinuxONE in August, providing companies a new level of choice and flexibility was one of our primary objectives. We wanted to give organizations the world’s most advanced Linux system in the new LinuxONE portfolio, along with the flexibility to run it exactly how they wanted.

LinuxONE features the world’s fastest processor and the ability to handle up to 30 billion RESTful web interactions a day. It also provides choice in the operating system, hypervisor and software that run on the platform. Companies can choose from a range of software and tools, including Apache Spark, Chef, Docker, MariaDB, MongoDB and PostgreSQL, just to name a few. They can also select customized solution bundles designed specifically for mobile, analytics, cloud and DevOps.

LinuxONE even provides flexibility in pricing, with organizations able to pay for the hardware and software based on their usage. Clients can rent hardware by the month and scale software up or down based on what they need with just 30 days’ notice.

This week at SUSECon in Amsterdam, SUSE announced it was extending that pricing model to include the SUSE Enterprise Linux distribution pricing for LinuxONE, creating a flexible end-to-end pricing option.

This new pricing solution essentially gives clients cloud-like pricing in an on-premises solution. It puts the advanced capabilities of LinuxONE within reach of more organizations and allows businesses of all sizes to build more efficient IT systems.

You can take advantage of the speed, security and high availability of LinuxONE while also having the ability to scale up as demand builds. And when it comes to scaling, few systems can match LinuxONE, a single system that can scale up to 8,000 virtual machines and thousands of containers.
This new choice and flexibility can help companies succeed now and in the future as their business grows and IT needs change.

You can find out more about IBM’s collaboration with SUSE, including the new flexible pricing options, by watching this week’s SUSECon keynote with Ross Mauri, GM of IBM z Systems:

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