SUSE has just made it a lot easier to upgrade the company’s OpenStack distribution, SUSE OpenStack Cloud 6 (SOC 6). “If enterprise customers want to move to a new version of OpenStack they don’t have to replace and rebuild; they can now do a normal upgrade from an older version of OpenStack cloud to a newer version,” said SUSE CEO Nils Brauckmann.
“What it means is that they can easily move with OpenStack innovation.” One of the big sticking points from further enterprise adoption of OpenStack has been the upgrade process, which is onerous. With this release, “SUSE is the first and only provider to offer an uninterrupted upgrade path to new versions, starting with SUSE OpenStack Cloud 6,” Brauckmann said. This release is based on OpenStack Liberty and built on SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) Server 12 SP1, the latest version of the top SLE.