"SUSE SDI solutions enable IT departments to achieve innovation with greater Agility, Automation, Service availability and at reduced costs"
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In a chat with VARINDIA, Rajarshi Bhattacharyya, Country Manager, SUSE India talks about impact of internet and digitization on enterprises in the COVID era, how SUSE is supporting SMEs and enterprises, USPs of the company, how it is helping organizations in their digital transformation and cyber security and much more
What are your take on impact of internet and digitization on Enterprises in India during COVID? How SUSE is expanding the support to the growing SME and Enterprises in the country with its world class solutions?
The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly caused many enterprises to grapple with business continuity. Enterprises, however,that have a head-start in digital transformation and continue to innovate during this unprecedented period,can even fast-track their digital transformation with open source technologies and solutions because of the apparent benefits of cost savings, flexibility and scalability. These advantages allow customers to react faster to market conditions even in situations like COVID-19.
We wanted to ensure that we were doing our part to combat the virus. We have provided free technologies to medical device manufacturers, offered special programs to help businesses fast-track their digital transformation, and provided access to free online training for customer IT staff. Customers have responded positively, as thousands of them have accessed SUSE training since the offer went live. Additionally, together with Microsoft, we are offering medical research customers with typically large HPC on premises installations, to quickly scale additional compute resources using Microsoft Azure and SUSE Linux Enterprise for HPC.
How the enterprise solutions of SUSE are best suit for the organisations to stay ahead the competitions and what are the key USP of SUSE?
For us, it all starts with the customer relationship. Meeting with customers at all levels is an integral aspect of working at SUSE. These relationships help us understand how today’s solutions are working, and more importantly, what we need to develop to set them up for future business challenges.
We know that IT leaders are increasingly looking to leverage the cloud to innovate and drive digital transformation, and we work to deliver a comprehensive portfolio that provides great customer choice with no vendor lock-in, setting them up for success not only for today but tomorrow’s business challenges. As the world’s largest independent open source company, we are proud to offer strong operational excellence, which is guided by our commitment to our customers, partners, community and employees, and the strength and power of the open source community and innovations. This ensures we have a holistic approach to our products and solutions, and as open source solutions are community-led and community-driven it brings a diverse set of people, geographies, industries and backgrounds coming together to innovate, solve problems and drive.
How SUSE helps to build a Software-defined Infrastructure and architecture both?
By leveraging existing or low-cost commodity hardware, cloud computing architectures, centralized management and are built using open source software to avoid vendor lock-in, SUSE software-defined infrastructure (SDI) solutions enable IT departments to achieve innovation with greater agility, automation, service availability and at reduced costs. We provide a full SDI reference architecture that is modular and flexible, supporting adoption of DevOps methodologies and processes.
How SUSE helps Enterprises towards Digital Transformation and Cyber Security in the Indian market in the one year down the line?
SUSE is deeply rooted in our open source ethos and we are in a place where innovation is accelerating faster than any proprietary software component. We take this knowledge into our engagement with the broad ecosystem of open source communities. Within these communities, we participate in the development of these next generation technologies and how to deploy and manage them in the context of customer needs. So, whether it’s next generation GPU-enabled container infrastructure or helping data scientists more easily develop and deploy solutions for IoT use cases, we can stay tightly in the mix.
Last but not the least, how SUSE is empowering the VARs in expanding its online business portfolio by keeping the cost factor in mind.
We work with partners from around the globe to bring complete solutions to our customers; making their businesses more efficient and cost effective. Our partners are diverse, ranging from a service provider, hardware or software vendor, reseller or cloud provider. How we make these relationships work goes back to how our partners are an integral part of SUSE’s strong operational excellence, and how collaboration and innovation are SUSE’s DNA and lifeblood.
A great example of a partnership for us is our long relationship with Microsoft. We are constantly broadening our solutions for Microsoft Azure, designed with our mutual customers in mind. We share the same understanding of our customers imperative to transform and grow, both securely and efficiently, in today’s environment. It’s not just Microsoft who share our values of open collaboration and innovation. Dell, SAP and many others share these values, too.