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Red Hat and QCT Partner to Develop OpenStack Systems

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

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SAN JOSE, CA: Red Hat, a provider of computer software solutions and services, and Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT), a provider of hardware solutions, announce collaboration to develop a ready-to-plug-in package of OpenStack, Linux, and Ceph storage.

The collaboration between Red Hat and QCT aims to increase private and hybrid cloud deployments, and enable customers to succeed on the combined offerings through joint testing, validations and reference architectures, by both companies.

The combination includes Red Hat’s –Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Ceph Storage, and Enterprise Linux with QCT’s array of servers, storages and network switches. The collaboration seeks to work on the following initiatives:

 QCT's Cloud Solution Centers

With the support of Red Hat and others, the Cloud Solution Centers of QCT in San Jose, Calif. and Taiwan help customers experience, test and implement QCT's software-defined infrastructure solutions for more efficient and powerful private and hybrid cloud development and receive guidance from industry experts like Red Hat on the deployment of open cloud technologies.

Joint Reference Architectures

After extensive testing and validation, Red Hat and QCT architects have developed several reference architectures to enable customer deployment success with Red Hat Ceph Storage - a massively scalable and open software-defined storage platform - and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform - a highly scalable, production-ready Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution, on QCT servers, storages and switches. Reference architecture is available for Red Hat Ceph Storage on the configuration of QCT QxStor Red Hat Ceph Storage Edition featuring QCT QuantaGrid D51PH-1ULH and QCT QuantaPlex T21P-4U servers.

“This collaboration with Red Hat,delivers performance-optimized configurations for a broad spectrum of enterprise IT use cases. Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, combined with the hyperscale efficiency and performance QCT products offer customers a powerful and cost-effective path to hybrid cloud success. It’s another example of our leadership in the global server market as the shift to private and hybrid cloud computing gains momentum,” says Mike Yang, general manger, QCT.

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