QCT Strikes a Deal with Red Hat on Open Cloud Technologies

By CIOReview | Monday, April 18, 2016

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack PlatformSAN JOSE, CA: Red Hat recently entered into a partnership with QCT, provider of global hyperscale datacenter solution to give a new outline to Red Hat offerings. The deal combines the key Red Hat offerings such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Ceph Storage, and Enterprise Linux with QCT's line of servers, storages and network switches.

Red Hat’s Ceph Storage and Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform together with QCT products empower customers with an effective hybrid cloud deployments, and also support customers to expand their business in cloud through joint testing, validations, reference architectures, and more.

“By collaborating with QCT, we are aiming to bring our joint expertise to customers looking for OpenStack and Ceph-based cloud environments, with confidence that our solutions have been jointly tested and validated,” says Scott Musson, Vice President, Red Hat.

The companies plan to collaborate on some core ventures including QCT's Cloud Solution Centers and Joint Reference Architectures.

QCT's Cloud Solution Centers:  Established in San Jose and Taiwan enables customers to experience, test and implement QCT's Software-defined infrastructure solutions with the help of Red Hat and other companies. It strengthens businesses through efficient and powerful private and hybrid cloud environment. It allows customers to improve their performance through the deployment of pen cloud technologies as it lets the customer to receive guidance from Red Hat.

Joint Reference Architectures: Rigorous testing and validation have brought out some reference architectures from architects of both the partners. Reference architecture designed for Red Hat Ceph Storage to be deployed on QCT QxStor. Red Hat Ceph Storage Edition also features QCT QuantaGrid D51PH-1ULH and QCT QuantaPlex T21P-4U servers.