There are few things better than hearing a valued friend or business colleague sing your praises without prompting. In the world of cloud commerce where everything relies on access, security, availability and clarity, the biggest compliment given is one of partnership and trust. Well, the other day, SUSE Linux gave the team at Orbitera a fantastic compliment.

On the heels of their announcement of increased availability and functionality, Orbitera was named as their cloud commerce provider of choice to deliver on-demand Linux platform usage.

In the story, Naji Almahmoud,Vice President Cloud and Software Alliances at SUSE, put an emphasis on efficiency and access. He said, “A key component of growth for our customers is increasing efficiency within the IT department. CIOs and IT managers are realizing that having servers sitting idle in a data center is a waste of their resources. By expanding the availability of SUSE Linux Enterprise for SAP Applications on AWS, we are giving them a new way to manage their compute needs without having to sink money into hardware or long-term contracts.”

Customers can now buy SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications–including support for SAP HANA high availability–directly on AWS Marketplace in the form of a pay-per-use image.

“This frees them from the costs and complexities of planning, purchasing and maintaining hardware and transforms what are commonly large fixed costs into much smaller variable costs,” it says in a subsequent paragraph.

Even the team at AWS sees this arrangement as a winning proposition for everyone involved. According to the piece, Barry Russell, general manager, global business development, AWS Marketplace and Catalog Services, Amazon Web Services, Inc., said, “SUSE Linux is an important OS preference for many enterprise and start-up organizations looking to optimize how they manage their infrastructure. We are excited to see the expanded availability of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications in AWS Marketplace.”

That Orbitera is a vital part of this entire efficient solution is icing on the cake. The partnerships here speak to how the landscape continues to change and companies looking to leverage the cloud efficiently are reaching out to new partners that can do the job.

At Orbitera, we’re embracing strategic partnerships and the cloud growth that comes with it. We’re prepared with our unique solutions that simplify and enable businesses of all sizes to do business better in the cloud.

You don’t have to be the CEO of SUSE or AWS to see how we can help you. Take a moment to check out an Orbitera demo or reach out to us to see how we can simplify the cloud-commerce portion of your business.