SUSE Operates Across Communities to Deliver Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry Innovation to the Enterprise

October 10, 2018

SUSE Operates Across Communities to Deliver Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry Innovation to the Enterprise

BASEL, Switzerland / BENGALURU, India – October 10, 2018 – SUSE® today announced that a new Kubernetes-native implementation of the popular Cloud Foundry development model is coming to SUSE Cloud Application Platform, advancing the company’s drive to help enterprises accelerate application delivery, speed innovation and increase business agility. This is SUSE’s latest move to provide Kubernetes users with the top cloud native DevOps experience by combining Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry technologies. SUSE Cloud Application Platform boosts developer productivity with automation that eliminates the need to build and manage container images.

SUSE is including technology from open source Project Eirini that allows Kubernetes to be used as the container orchestration engine for deploying and managing applications through Cloud Foundry. Eirini allows operators to choose Kubernetes functionality to orchestrate application container instances in SUSE Cloud Application Platform while retaining the Cloud Foundry user experience familiar to many application developers.

SUSE provides high productivity solutions for cloud native application delivery,” said Gerald Pfeifer, SUSE Vice President of Products and Technology Programs. “Our approach is to identify leading open source technologies and bring them together in a way that makes sense for our customers. Today, that means bringing the unsurpassed productivity of the Cloud Foundry model together with modern Kubernetes infrastructure in SUSE Cloud Application Platform. This unique combination enables our customers to reduce complexity and become more agile to meet the changing demands of the digital economy.”

SUSE began to integrate Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry in 2017 by containerizing Cloud Foundry and running it in Kubernetes. That reduced the Cloud Foundry footprint and made it easier for Kubernetes users to manage. Replacing Cloud Foundry’s internal scheduler with Kubernetes is the next step, providing a top-to-bottom Kubernetes-native implementation of Cloud Foundry and further simplifying SUSE Cloud Application Platform for Kubernetes users.

One of the greatest strengths of open source is its community-driven approach to software advancement, encouraging the free flow of ideas to spur innovation,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “SUSE’s collaborations across the CNCF and Cloud Foundry communities reflect our common goal of improving the Kubernetes developer and user experiences.”

Chip Childers, CTO of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, said, “The Cloud Foundry Foundation is excited to see SUSE’s contributions to the Cloud Foundry community’s efforts around the Kubernetes platform. It’s an example of an enterprise solution emerging as a result of the open source ecosystem actively building bridges between projects, communities and technologies.”

SUSE Cloud Application Platform is a modern, Kubernetes-based application delivery platform used by software development and operations teams to streamline lifecycle management of traditional and new cloud native applications. Bringing together industry-leading Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry technologies, the platform facilitates DevOps process integration to accelerate innovation, improve IT responsiveness and maximize return on investment.

Nicolas Christener, CEO/CTO at Adfinis SyGroup AG, said, “Because SUSE Cloud Application Platform runs in Kubernetes, it’s relatively simple for us to use in our multi-cloud environment. We run the platform on public cloud Kubernetes services for testing purposes and then deploy to private cloud Kubernetes infrastructure for production. It works like a charm.”

SUSE plans to include the Kubernetes-native implementation of Cloud Foundry featuring the Project Eirini Kubernetes scheduler in the next major release of SUSE Cloud Application Platform next year. SUSE is showing an early version of the new capabilities at the Cloud Foundry Summit this week in Basel, Switzerland, in booth #14. For more information about SUSE Cloud Application Platform, visit

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R&M Receives Encouraging Response from Customers at 2nd FTTH India Summit

October 10, 2018

  • R&M showcased its industry trending FTTH products for National ICT Connectivity
  • Technical Director has given a presentation on R&M’s plans for ‘5G Networking Connectivity

BENGALURU, India – October 10, 2018 – R&M, a Swiss cabling systems developer and provider of high-quality fiber & copper solutions for network infrastructures around the world, took part in 2nd FTTH India Summit held at Mumbai and exhibited its revolutionary FTTH strategy products and solutions.

The event witnessed 400 plus industry leaders, policy-makers, innovators, regulators, technology providers, manufacturers and partners across the Indian Telecom sector. The event gave a platform to interact with industry experts, analysts and suppliers from the industry.Addressing the crowd, Shailendra Trivedi, Senior Director Sales – Public Network at R&M India said,”FTTH India Summit has been a vital forum for all connectivity vendors to exhibit their technology driven products and solutions. We at R&M feel privileged to be associated with the forum and display our FTTx strategy products, to boost ICT digital services.

He further continued, As a part of preparations for 5G era, we have introduced range of FTTH strategy products and solutions. Network operators who rely fully on their hubs can be pro-active and confident while conducting business on the market. With these products, they will be able to serve their end-users effortlessly and operate them with ease.

R&M displayed the following products at the event:

  • Fiber Optics Indoor : Patch cords (SM, MM, MPO), Fibre Management Systems. (wall mount & rack mount)
  • Fiber Optics Outdoor : IP FMS wall mount, Joint Closures, FTTA (CPRI) Patch Cords and assemblies, Armoured Patch Cords
  • FTTH Products : FAT, OTB, FDC, HTB, Splitter Boxes, Polaris Box
  • TSEC & CACT Approved : FDMS Indoor, FDMS Outdoor, Splitter, Wall Mount FDMS, Patch cords
  • Unique product : E-2000

In the summit, R&M techinal team has given a presentation on “Preparing OFC Network Densification for 5G” and enriched the attendees with the knowledge of Integration of optical connectivity with Smart cities and stated the advantages of adding capacity to the networks.

While presenting on R&M’s plans for 5G connectivity, Shajan George, Technical Director at R&M India said “The demand for bandwidth on the internet doubles every 20 months. Users wish to enjoy new services with increasing frequency for the sheer convenience. With the intrusion of 5G speeds, fast network connectivity solutions are among the basic needs of the population in our country. Understanding the current market scenario, R&M invested in Research & Development of OFC , to effectively implement the Network Densification for 5G era at lesser operational and maintenance costs.

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About R&M

R&M (Reichle & De-Massari AG) is a leading global producer of future-proof products and systems for communication and data networks. The company’s close collaboration with certified partners results in pioneering connectivity solutions in the sectors LAN, Public and Telecom Networks as well as Data Centers. The Swiss family company stands for innovation, quality, and proximity to customers. More information is available at

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