For 2016, SUSE CEO Nils Brauckmann said that revenue grew year over year by 18 percent, and in North America growth was particularly strong, up by 24 percent. He added that SUSE is now also doing a larger number of big deals with values of million dollars or more. In 2016 the number of large deals greater than $1 million went up by 22 percent year-over-year.
According to Brauckmann, the fastest-growing route to market for SUSE now is the public cloud.
“In 2011 when we started to re-establish the SUSE business and unleash the power of SUSE and push the brand again, that was an exciting time,” Brauckmann said. “We have seen a stable recovery of the business and have made it profitable again.”