Fujitsu unveils hardware platform for Red Hat OpenStack

Vendors say new system will allow customers to pursue cloud-scale workloads at smaller cost

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Fujitsu unveils hardware platform for Red Hat OpenStack Large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources are managed through a dashboard
By  Tom Paye Published  August 10, 2015

Fujitsu has teamed up with Red Hat to develop a new platform that the companies claim will simplify the creation of public and private cloud infrastructures.

The new PrimeFlex for Red Hat OpenStack combines high-performance Fujitsu servers and storage systems in a pre-configured reference architecture running Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack. The vendors say that the new system will allow organisations to pursue cloud-scale workloads at a smaller cost.

"PrimeFlex for Red Hat OpenStack can underpin any organisation's plan to transform their business model by leveraging cloud computing," said Herald Bernreuther, director of Global Infrastructure Solutions at Fujitsu.

"By opting for an OpenStack-based solution, organisations can run new cloud-scale workloads while also optimising costs. PrimeFlex for Red Hat OpenStack extends the philosophy of cost optimisation, through simplifying system maintenance and consolidating technology updates across the entire system stack, all the way from the underlying hardware through to the operating system."

An open-source software, OpenStack is one of the few cloud management platforms to enable multi-cloud environments through cloud standardisation and provider integration. Large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources are managed through a dashboard, the OpenStack API or via a portal for self-service provisioning.

"OpenStack is a rapidly-growing, open source cloud infrastructure platform that is cost-effective, open, flexible and highly scalable," said Radhesh Balakrishnan, general manager for OpenStack at Red Hat.

"We are excited about Fujitsu's offering based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform to deliver private cloud infrastructure solutions and we look forward to continuing the collaboration to provide customers with an innovative cloud platform for digital business initiatives"

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