Linux distributors duke it out in cloud OS market

By Brandon Butler, Network World |  Software, Linux

Linux operating system distributor Suse says it is gaining ground among cloud service providers as their choice platform for delivering the open source OS to customers, but at least one analyst says the market is still split between the Suse, Red Hat and Canonical's Ubuntu.

Suse issued updated figures this week saying that it works with 20 cloud service providers (CSPs) to offer Linux OS to 15,000 enterprises. It lists major CSP customers as Amazon Web Services, Dell, Intel, Verizon and, most recently, Microsoft Azure.

"The latest addition of Microsoft Windows Azure to the Suse Cloud Program demonstrates Suse's growing momentum as the de facto standard enterprise Linux operating system offered by cloud providers," the company said in a press release issued this week.

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