SUSE expands presence in Middle East by partnering with Aptec


Dubai, United Arab Emirates – March 31, 2016 –SUSE, a pioneer in open source software, announced that Aptec, an Ingram Micro company, has recently joined the SUSE Partner Solution Provider Network as a Value Added Distributor. 

With access to SUSE solutions including SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Open Stack Cloud and SUSE Enterprise Storage, Aptec will be able to provide regional enterprises with open source infrastructure solutions that offer a reliable, scalable and secure platform for efficiently deploying and managing highly available enterprise-class IT services in physical, virtual or cloud infrastructure.

“If we look at current economic dynamics in the Middle East, now more than ever, there is a greater emphasis on ROI,” said Sethu Madhavan, senior business unit manager at Aptec. “Partnering with SUSE will allow us to accelerate the adoption of open-source platforms and provide better services to our extensive regional customer base.” 

With a team dedicated to SUSE, Aptec will be responsible for distributing SUSE solutions across the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman & Bahrain. Aptec will offer the SUSE portfolio with a focus on solutions for a zero-downtime environment such as SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP. This solution can ease deployment and increase uptime of mission-critical SAP solution-based workloads on Linux, including high availability features for the public cloud and updated optimization for SAP HANA, thus saving customers time and reducing operating costs. 

SUSE Open Stack Cloud, an enterprise-ready technology for building Infrastructure-as-a-service private clouds, delivers high availability enhancements and non-disruptive upgrades for future releases along with Docker and IBM z Systems mainframe support to make it easier to move business-critical applications and data to the cloud.

“Signing on Aptec as a value-added distributor is an important step for us as we continue to grow our footprint and business in the Middle East,” said Paul Abi-Chahine, regional director, Emerging EMEA, SUSE. “The region is showing a healthy appetite for open-source solutions and our priority is to offer a variety of best-of-breed solutions to enterprises looking to modernize and standardize their IT infrastructure, leverage cloud computing and software-based storage solutions, and make use of new technologies like big data, all while achieving zero-downtime environments for their business-critical workloads.” 

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