The first Linux operating system to be offered on Dell’s new VMware vCloud Datacenter service is going to be SUSE Linux, Dell announced yesterday. Dell is offering their cloud service as both a permanent home for a customer’s applications and an additional resource to handle spikes in demand for customers with less regular workloads.

Dell consumers will be capable of get a full line of improve for the SUSE portfolio of undertaking programs to be able to run at the VMware optimized SUSE Linux business Server VMs within the cloud. Dell sees this as the facility to ship to purchaser scale-out Linux services on demand.

This is just the latest announcement in Dell’s aggressive cloud strategy. They are offering services designed to help customers utilize the public cloud with their existing infrastructure as well as a complete line of products and solutions to enable the customer to build their own private cloud.

While Dell is an early supporter and supplier of the Microsoft Azure cloud carrier, their adchoice of VMware answers to virtualize SUSE Linux provides them a number broadverter purchaser vary, appealing to each current VMware and SUSE shoppers as well as adding that option for new users.

Cloud services means the ability to deliver the applications and services the customer needs, regardless of platform, and by supporting SUSE as a major backend component Dell will expand their ability to do just that.