The relationship between SUSE and HPE is, in a word, complicated. HPE spun and merged its non-core software assets with Micro Focus. Micro Focus, in turn, owns SUSE, a major Linux provider. Now, SUSE has acquired OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) cloud assets. HPE and SUSE's cloud and Linux partnership has become closer than ever.