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Dell and Red Hat collaboration to facilitate customers globally to build and use private cloud solutions based on OpenStack

Dell and Red Hat

DUBAI, UAE: Dell and Red Hat Inc. declared that both the companies will jointly wangle enterprise-grade, private cloud solutions based on OpenStack to enable customers to move to as well as deploy highly-scalable cloud computing models.

As part of the extended relationship, Dell actually becomes the first company to OEM Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. The co-engineered solution will be built on Dell infrastructure and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. The solution will be delivered by a Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform practice under the tutelage of Dell Cloud Services.

Dell and Red Hat have gone ahead to partner for more than 14 years to bring global customers value by collaborating on Red Hat solutions across Dell’s enterprise offerings. Just as Dell and Red Hat teamed up in the early days of Linux, Dell is showing its vision by becoming the first to OEM Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.

Dell and Red Hat are consolidation their longstanding alliance and commitment to help businesses confidently embrace open source-based cloud computing models. In the wake of this development, customers worldwide will not only benefit from the co-engineered solutions, but also the headcount of companies’ combined cloud expertise, enterprise innovation as well as dedicated support along with a portfolio of services.

Dell and Red Hat OpenStack

Dell and Red Hat will also jointly contribute code to the OpenStack community and collaborate on Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4, currently in beta, which integrates OpenStack Havana, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5. Also, Dell plans to work closely with Red Hat on several future-state projects including, viz:

* OpenStack Networking (Neutron) to enable Software-Defined Networking and Networking-as-a-Service between interface devices such as virtual network interface cards

* OpenStack Telemetry (Ceilometer) to provide OpenStack resource instrumentation, which can help support service monitoring and customer billing systems.

Last but not least, Dell is joining the Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network as an Alliance Partner, which stands as the highest tier of program membership. The Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network connects both business coupled with technical resources to third-party technology companies who are aligning with Red Hat’s OpenStack product offerings.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform combines the power of Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Red Hat’s OpenStack cloud platform to deliver an enterprise-grade, scalable and secure foundation for building a private cloud. The association with Red Hat complements Dell’s cloud strategy of offering customers open, flexible and scalable technology to build, use and control cloud infrastructures.

Furthermore, Dell now has on the cards to offer Dell Cloud Consulting and Application Services to provide expert guidance in helping assess, build, operate and run cloud environments and facilitate and accelerate enterprise OpenStack adoption. Dell’s expertise spans the expansive hybrid cloud spectrum, with service options ranging from cloud readiness assessment, infrastructure design and operations and application design and modernization. As an end result, Dell customers can achieve increased efficiency and greater realization of the business benefits of cloud computing.


Jawed Akhtar

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