April 5th, 2016 by Adam Armstrong
Red Hat & QCT Collaborate On Systems For OpenStack & Ceph
Today Red Hat Inc. and Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) announced that they are working together to deliver combined Red Hat offerings (including Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Ceph Storage, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux) with QCT servers, storage, and networking. These joint solutions will increase private and hybrid cloud deployments, and enable customer success on the combined offerings through joint testing, validations, reference architectures, and more.
Red Hat is a big supporter and a leading provider of OpenStack, delivering production-ready OpenStack platforms to enterprise customers. Red Hat is also the principal sponsor of Ceph. QCT is also a long time supporter of OpenStack as well as Open Compute. Combing Red Hat offerings with QCT data center solutions will help companies deliver OpenStack and Ceph solutions to hyperscale data centers of all sizes. The two companies are holding a series of events to showcase their joint solutions and reference architectures.
The new initiatives include:
- 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.