As part of its growth strategy, SUSE, has acquired software-defined storage management assets from German IT firm it-novum, including openATTIC, the open source Ceph and storage management framework. As part of the transaction, a team of highly skilled open source engineers from it-novum has joined SUSE.

“The storage revolution is underway, and enterprise-grade storage management is essential for customers that will continue to have a mix of storage technologies for many years to come.” said Nils Brauckmann, CEO of SUSE.

Earlier this year, SUSE and it-novum began developing additional Ceph management functionality for openATTIC, which is becoming the management framework for SUSE Enterprise Storage. Powered by Ceph technology, SUSE Enterprise Storage is a self-managing, self-healing, distributed software-based storage solution for enterprise customers.

Michael Kienle, CEO of it-novum, said, “SUSE’s commitment to open source is second to none in the industry, which makes this transaction a logical step for both our companies.

Today’s news continues SUSE’s upward market trajectory, including SUSE’s recent announcement regarding growth of its parent company and expansion of a key SUSE industry alliance.
openATTIC Project
The transaction also transfers sponsorship of the openATTIC open source project from it-novum to SUSE. Similar to SUSE’s sponsorship of the openSUSE Linux project, the openATTIC project will remain completely open and available for broad community engagement.

For more information about SUSE Enterprise Storage and openATTIC, visit

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