Dell World 2013: Dell, Red Hat plan private cloud solutions based on OpenStack

At the Dell World 2013, IT enterprise vendor Dell and Red Hat announced plan to bring private cloud solutions based on OpenStack.

As part of the agreement announced on Thursday, Dell 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 Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform practice within Dell Cloud Services.

The private cloud solutions based on OpenStack will be designed to assist enterprise customers move to and deploy scalable cloud computing models.

Paul Cormier, president, Products and Technologies, Red Hat, said Dell and Red Hat are committed to jointly developing and delivering enterprise-grade OpenStack offerings to help customers pursue private cloud today, and advanced computing models in the future.


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. In addition, Dell plans to work with Red Hat on several future-state projects.

These projects include OpenStack Networking (Neutron) to enable Software-Defined Networking and Networking-as-a-Service between interface devices such as virtual network interface cards, and OpenStack Telemetry (Ceilometer) to provide OpenStack resource instrumentation, which can help support service monitoring and customer billing systems.

Meanwhile, Dell is joining the Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network as an Alliance Partner. The Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network connects both business and technical resources to third-party technology companies who are aligning with Red Hat’s OpenStack product offerings.

Dell now offers Dell Cloud Consulting and Application Services to provide expert guidance in helping assess, build, operate and run cloud environments and enable and accelerate enterprise OpenStack adoption.


Marius Haas, chief commercial officer and president, Enterprise Solutions, Dell, said OpenStack solutions with Red Hat takes its commitment a step further in helping customers obtain and deploy OpenStack solutions for an enterprise-grade, private cloud infrastructure to meet their evolving business needs.

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