Linux vendor SUSE is working with Dell on an offering known as the Dell SUSE Cloud Solution, Powered by OpenStack. The solution leverages Dell PowerEdge servers as the underlying server architecture for a cloud deployment. Running on top of the servers is an OpenStack solution based on the SUSE Cloud as its reference platform.
SUSE Cloud was launched in August of 2012 as an OpenStack-based technology that can be used for either private or public clouds. SUSE Cloud is already aligned with Dell in that the effort utilizes the Dell Crowbar system for provisioning and installation.
Dell is an active member of the OpenStack ecosystem, and the company also has a previous partnership around OpenStack with Ubuntu Linux that was announced back in 2011.
Moving forward, the plan is for the Dell SUSE Cloud Solution, Powered by OpenStack to move to SUSE Cloud 2.0, which will be Grizzly based. The beta of SUSE Cloud 2.0 will be available in summer of 2013.