SUSE will become the largest independent open source Linux developer

Written 2 weeks ago by IanDorfman

Following its seventh straight year of growth and IBM buying Red Hat back in October of 2018, SUSE has announced that it has become the largest independent Linux developer in the world.

In addition to being transferred from Micro Focus to a private equity firm in Sweden named EQT, the company has only one direction from its current ownership situation: "Grow."

And grow it has: the developer of Small SUSE Linux Enterprise iconSUSE Linux Enterprise has brought 300 new employees on board in the past 12 months, mostly focused in engineering and sales.

In the short-term, in addition to growth, SUSE is adapting to take an open approach to both hybrid and multi-cloud computing, with the goal being to "[enable] digital transformation on a customer’s own terms."

Though Small Red Hat iconRed Hat was acquired by IBM, no changes have been made to SUSE and Red Hat's partnership, according to SUSE CEO Nils Brauckmann:
"IBM has retained all of their production activities with us the same level, some have even increased. It's really business as usual for us."

Further coverage:
SUSE Press Release
SUSE Blog
ZDNet