The company is now under private management again and hence did not provide figures for its results.
In a statement, SUSE said cloud annual contract value bookings grew by 81%, the 14th straight year of growth.
There was a 35% increase in deals more than US$1 million and additional 50% demand for enterprise Linux to run SAP workloads.
Customers of note to come aboard during the quarter were Dell EMC and global measurement and automation technology provider Endress+Hauser.
“As the world works through the challenges of the current pandemic, SUSE continues to deliver value as a partner, community member and provider of transformational technology solutions,” said SUSE chief executive Melissa Di Donato.
“Our ongoing growth reflects our dedication to customer satisfaction as well as SUSE’s strong business model and resilience as a company. And we aren’t stopping here as we plan to further accelerate our growth trajectory with the announcement of a definitive agreement to acquire Rancher Labs, which will significantly expand our portfolio and share in the Kubernetes market.”
During the third quarter, SUSE added to its leadership team. Chief financial officer Andy Myers, chief growth officer Michael Riley, and regional sales leads Jeff Lattomus, president, North America, and Phillip Miltiades, president, Asia Pacific and Japan, were the executives who were hired.
The company opened a new engineering and innovation centre in Sofia, Bulgaria. It already has major development sites in Germany, the Czech Republic, India and the US.
In 2014, Micro Focus acquired SUSE from Attachmate along with the other properties that were part of Novell. The amount that Micro Focus earned from the SUSE sale — US$2.535 billion — was more than what it paid for Attachmate as a whole – US$2.35 billion.
In July 2018, SUSE was acquired by its fourth and current owner — Swedish growth investor EQT — and the sale was closed in March the following year.