Posted by Alfonso Castro
Director of Strategic Partnerships, Microsoft Open Solutions Group

Today at SUSECon 2013, SUSE announced the availability of SUSE Manager Management Pack for Microsoft System Center, giving system administrators running Windows and Linux servers a single console for managing their environments, maintaining patch health, and deploying updates.

Tight integration between SUSE Manager and Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 helps customers reduce infrastructure costs, save management time, and minimize risk of maintenance errors.

This release is another milestone for interoperable cross-platform solutions. The Microsoft-SUSE alliance has already helped more than 1,000 enterprise customers benefit from joint efforts to improve interoperability and support between Windows and Linux.

"Microsoft and SUSE have been working together since 2006 to develop interoperable solutions that enable customers to get more out of their mixed Windows and Linux environments,” said Michael Miller, SUSE VP of Global Alliances and Marketing. “The SUSE Manager Management Pack for Microsoft System Center clearly demonstrates both partners' commitment to meeting the operating requirements of real-world customers in their mixed-technology environments."

I enjoyed presenting this new release during my presentation at SUSECon earlier today. I also had the opportunity to demonstrate the ease of running of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server in the cloud on Windows Azure.

Many thanks to SUSE for our ongoing work together, delivering solutions for our mutual enterprise customers for more than seven years now.