Watching this video from SUSE, you might be excused for thinking you’re watching a trailer for a new Netflix original which looks suspiciously like “Game of Thrones.” To paraphrase an old Dodge commercial: “You can tell they’re bad guys because they all wear Red Hats.”
Okay, it’s a funny little five minute parody of House of Thrones. But it looks to me as if SUSE has thrown down the gauntlet and is challenging Red Hat…or a bunch of medieval guys wearing red hats…to who knows what. Are the gals and guys in Germany growing a little tired of being the perennial second fiddle — or now third fiddle now that Ubuntu is in server rooms everywhere, especially in Amazon’s cloud.
According to this, SUSE is ready to ascend to the royal throne and take a seat at the right hand of Jim Zemlin. And while watching this, I was prepared to believe that they can do it and that that the Fedora company’s days are numbered. As soon as the video ended, however, I was returned to the real world where making a really cool video is something completely different from developing, maintaining, and marketing a complete enterprise solutions stack.
I’ve got to give it to them, though. They dream big. And vividly. May their dreams come through.