Red Hat, eNovance team up on OpenStack

Collaboration designed to accelerate worldwide enterprise OpenStack adoption

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Red Hat, eNovance team up on OpenStack Balakrishnan: Both Red Hat and eNovance are aligned and committed to delivering an enterprise-ready OpenStack solution.
By Staff Writer Published  November 19, 2013

Open source solutions provider Red Hat, Inc and emerging European open cloud specialist eNovance, this week announced they will collaborate to deliver OpenStack implementation and integration services to joint customers.

The companies made the announcement at the OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong and are hoping the venture will accelerate enterprise adoption of OpenStack globally.

Red Hat cited a recent report from 451 Research, which projects OpenStack-related business revenue to exceed $1bn by 2015 as the enterprise market for OpenStack evolves. Red Hat also referred to a commissioned survey by IDG Connect, in which 84% of respondents say that OpenStack is "part of their future cloud infrastructure plans".

In June this year, Red Hat introduced its Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, a scalable Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) product that delivers an "open, flexible and enterprise-ready" private cloud foundation built on the community OpenStack project. The solution is integrated with and optimised for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

France-based eNovance designs, builds, and runs cloud solutions - public, private and hybrid - using OpenStack, and also administers applications through its managed services offerings.

Through the collaboration, Red Hat and eNovance plan to work together to design, build, deploy and offer managed services for OpenStack public and private clouds. The duo will also offer OpenStack consulting and services, including services for OpenStack deployment and integration, and create a joint reference architecture designed by eNovance and Red Hat for enterprise use.

"Both Red Hat and eNovance are aligned and committed to delivering an enterprise-ready OpenStack solution that meets businesses' specific needs," said Radhesh Balakrishnan, general manager, Virtualisation, Red Hat.

"We're very excited about collaborating with eNovance to strengthen our efforts in Europe and help our customers benefit from Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure solutions, including the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack platform."

"Red Hat is the clear leader in the enterprise Linux space, and, along with eNovance, a highly valued contributor to the OpenStack project," added Raphael Ferreira, chief executive officer, eNovance.

"Through this collaboration, we aim to increase OpenStack adoption and address the needs of small and large enterprises from the conception of a project to long-term maintenance. This is a unique value proposition that we are offering customers and is in keeping with eNovance's commitment to delivering bleeding-edge solutions that set the stage for early adopters."

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