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

Most customers we speak with today operate heterogeneous IT environments and just want everything to work well together – whether they need to optimize existing investments or are interested in adopting new technologies along the way. One of Microsoft’s ongoing goals is to ensure that our technologies can meet these evolving customer needs whatever their platform preference.

 We’ve been fortunate to work side-by-side with SUSE – a 20-year veteran in this space – to make this goal a reality, delivering unified solutions, integrated tools, and first-class support for mixed Windows and Linux environments.

Since 2006, the Microsoft-SUSE alliance has helped more than 1,000 customers benefit from joint efforts to improve interoperability and support between Windows and Linux. We extended this agreement through 2016 and remain committed to working in tandem on solutions that help our customers manage critical workloads in mixed-source environments.

In the spirit of Throwback Thursday (well, not that far back), we’d like to share an interview we did about a year ago with Michael Miller, VP of Global Alliances and Marketing at SUSE, talking about our longstanding alliance and how customers like National Stock Exchange and Baloise Group are benefiting from Microsoft-SUSE interoperability solutions.