Red Hat and QCT Collaborate on Systems for OpenStack and Ceph

Red Hat and QCT Collaborate on Systems for OpenStack and Ceph
IT leaders enabling Linux-based software-defined infrastructure through joint testing, reference architectures, and cloud solution center

Hong Kong – 15 April, 2016 - Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, and QCT (Quanta Cloud Technology), a global datacenter solution provider, today announced plans to combine key Red Hat offerings - including Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Ceph Storage, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux - with QCT's family of servers, storages and network switches. Red Hat and QCT are working together to increase private and hybrid cloud deployments, and to enable customer success on the combined offerings through joint testing, validations, reference architectures, and more.

Red Hat has emerged as a private and hybrid cloud leader, with open source solutions spanning the datacenter’s four footprints - from bare metal and virtualized environments to private and public cloud. Red Hat is also a staunch supporter and leading provider of OpenStack - both in contributions to the upstream OpenStack community as well as delivery of a production-ready OpenStack platform to enterprise customers. It is also the principal sponsor of Ceph, the unified, scalable distributed storage platform that is preferred among users and developers of OpenStack-based clouds.

QCT is a global hyperscale datacenter solution provider. The company’s products are designed to deliver the benefits of hyperscale performance, in standard SKUs and for customers of all sizes. QCT is a longtime supporter of the OpenStack project, as well as Open Compute and others.

Red Hat and QCT plan to collaborate on a number of initiatives, including:

QCT's Cloud Solution Centers - Unveiled in late 2015 with the support of Red Hat and others, the Cloud Solution Centers 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 - Following 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.

The two companies have kicked off a series of global events to showcase the joint solutions and reference architectures, to highlight the workload-driven, performance-optimized configurations and use cases, and to share details about jumpstart program for early access of a testing environment in QCT’s Cloud Solution Centers. The first event, the Taiwan Ceph Summit, was held March 17, 2016, in Taiwan with nearly 200 local IT decision makers. More road shows are planned in other parts of the world throughout 2016.

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Supporting Quotes
Scott Musson, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, Red Hat
“Enterprises are increasingly seeking to emulate the efficiencies achieved by public cloud providers but with the increased security, control and flexibility of private and hybrid cloud environments. 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.”

Mike Yang, general manager, QCT
“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.”

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