Red Hat Announces ‘OpenShift Dedicated’ a Container App Platform as Public Cloud Portfolio

Red Hat launches the ‘OpenShift Dedicated’, which is its latest cloud computing service for the IT organizations, which will enable them, to deploy, manages and supports their open shift instances on AWS.  Red Hat Inc, which is the world’s leading provider of the open source solutions, announces the launch of OpenShift Dedicated, this new cloud computing service is for those IT organizations and developers who want help in plucking the public cloud. OpenShift Dedicated has the Docker container and Kubernetes orchestration technologies that were included in the recent OpenShift Enterprise 3.1 release. The new cloud service plans to make on OpenShift Online, Red Hat’s medium to help individual developers build, launch and host their own applications in a shared public cloud that it supports.

Ashesh Badani, VP, OpenShift, Red Hat said “We are pleased to continue to expand OpenShift’s portfolio of offerings, extending new support to users running OpenShift in the public cloud and enabling the power of an open source application platform to extend into more layers of cloud computing.”

He further said “New users signing on to OpenShift Dedicated can experience the same powerful combination of Red Hat-backed support, middleware services and container functionality.”

This new cloud computing service will provide the potential customers a third option for using Red Hat’s OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offerings. The clients from all over the world can now choose between OpenShift Enterprise, OpenShift Online and the new OpenShift Dedicated cloud service.

“Red Hat continues to advance its portfolio of solutions for the hybrid cloud. OpenShift Dedicated adds to that, giving customers the choice of a hosted offering in the public cloud for its container application platform” said Larry Carvalho, IDC.

The new cloud computing service contains single-tenant isolation and a resource pool of 100GB SSD-based persistent storage, 48TB network Input/output Operations Per Second (IOPS) and nine nodes for deploying container-based applications. This service will also be offered admin and security controls which will enable every customer to customize and secure their cloud environment, by using virtual private networking and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) functions. Customers will also be able to use Red Hat’s JBoss Middleware from applications developed and deployed on OpenShift.

This new service is especially for the rising number of customers who want more power over the building and isolation development of their applications, but they don’t want complete responsibility for admin and operational management.

Microsoft and Red Hat Team Up for New Standards in Hybrid Cloud Offerings

This partnership of Microsoft and Red Hat, Inc will offer  the customers to get more choices and flexibility of hybrid cloud computing by deploying Red Hat solutions on Microsoft Azure.

MS and Red  Microsoft Corp and Red Hat Corporation announced a partnership on the 4th of November 2015. According to the announcement the Microsoft is offering the Red hat Enterprise Lunix as the ideal choice for the enterprise Lunix workloads on Microsoft Azure. This partnership will offer the customers a more flexible hybrid cloud computing system.

The announcement also added that the Microsoft and Red Hat will also work together to deal with the common needs of the organizations, ISVs and the developers in deploying and managing applications on Red Hat software across the private and public cloud. After a few weeks, the customers will be able to run their Red Hat enterprise Lunix on Microsoft Azure as the Microsoft is becoming a Red hat certified cloud and service provider.

“This partnership is a powerful win for enterprises, ISVs and developers,” said Scott Guthrie, executive VP Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise division. “With this partnership, we are expanding our commitment to offering unmatched choice and flexibility in the cloud today” he said.

Microsoft Azure customers will also be able to take benefits of Red Hat’s application platform. Which includes Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Web Server, Red Hat Cluster Storage and Open Shift, Red Hat’s platform-as-a-service offering. Support teams of Microsoft and the Red Hat will be co-located on a same premises to offer an integrated and cross-company support spanning.

“The data center is heterogeneous, and the cloud is hybrid,” said Paul Cormier, president, Products and Technologies, Red Hat. “With Red Hat and the leader in enterprise cloud workloads joining forces, our customers are the winners today, as we unite on common solutions to help them solve challenges in this hybrid cloud Together, we’re offering the most comprehensive support agreement for our mixed technologies to support customers” he further said.

Microsoft Azure and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager can use for inter-operation of Red Hat cloud Forms. Red Hat Cloud Forms customers will be able to manage the Red Hat enterprise Linux on both Hyper-V and Microsoft Azure. Azure workloads can manage on Red hat Cloud Forms in a few months.

The team of Microsoft and Red Hat is expected to offer more cutting edge technologies of Hybrid Cloud Computing in the near future.

Cisco Aggressively Works with Red Hat to Make Cloud Computing Services Cheaper

The partnership between two giants to make cloud computing services cheaper would unleash the power of Internet of Things (IoT).

CiscoGREATRESPONDER.COM – This was announced this weekend by Red hat that both Cisco Systems and Red Hat are aggressively working to enhance the security, performance, cost efficiency and reliability of the cloud computing services. This partnership was agreed upon recently to strengthen the concept of Internet of Things IoT in the domain of cloud computing services based on the OpenStack platform. It was further elaborated in the official announcement this week that the vendors are facing serious challenges in the handling of big data; and they are pursuing different strategies based on cloud computing services to make it easier to handle. The development of Internet of Things would be very helpful for these people to manage their big data in the cloud computing ecosystem.

This aggressive approach of both giants would enable the clients to avail the cloud computing services based OpenStack on very cheap rates. This collaborative approach is being undertaken to substantiate the dream of Cisco Systems related to the ‘Application Centric Infrastructure’ based on cloud environment.

redhat“Red Hat has a very large ecosystem and Cisco does as well, so, when you put those two ecosystems together, that provides a lot of opportunities from a vendor standpoint,” said the general manager of Cloud Product Strategy at Red Hat Company, Mr. Bryan Che in his official statement. He further added, “The partnership will allow Cisco to integrate its UCS gear with Red Hat’s OpenStack and open source distributions. OpenStack will be combined with Cisco’s UCS servers, Nexus switches and management software. The Cisco-Red Hat integrated systems will be available in different editions, including a starter edition for private clouds, an advanced edition for large private clouds and an advanced ACI edition for deploying scale-out clouds”.

It is very important to note that the dream project of Cisco systems based on Application Specific Infrastructure is a comprehensive approach to manage the big data and other applications in the cloud computing environment at very cheap rates. At present the complexity of the network to manage the big data and other company information is very high, and it requires huge money to manage. Although, Cisco is already helping its customer through two different approaches – Software Defined Networking SDN, and Network Function Virtualization NFV –, which costs them a bit higher than the anticipated cost.