SUSE Studio 1.2 Released, Enables Virtual Mainframes

SUSE on Wednesday announced the release of the latest version of SUSE Studio that will help customers build and manage applications and reduce the overhead cost.

According to tech website The Register, Attachmate has updated the SUSE Studio software to version 1.2 to continue with its dominance on the mainframes of International Business Machines (IBM).

Post acquisition of Novell, SUSE has decided to call the entire software it has build to develop, maintain, update virtual software with only one name, SUSE Studio.

"This new version of SUSE Studio provides the flexibility our customers seek while allowing enterprises and ISVs to assemble, build and maintain complete portable application stacks in minutes, for deployment wherever or however they want." stated Sabine Soelheim, the marketing manager at SUSE.

The SUSE Studio has been made available in two versions; one for free and other is available on the company’s website for a cost. The Linux-based management tool is used by more than 154,000 potential customers across the world. The tool is running 810,230 virtual machines over its servers.

The new version is capable of developing virtual machines for mainframes of IBM z series.