Red Hat Announces Establishment of Partner Network for Cloud Infrastructure Solutions Powered by Red Hat OpenStack

  Red Hat Announces Establishment of Partner Network for Cloud Infrastructure
  Solutions Powered by Red Hat OpenStack

 Early Adopter Partners Join Red Hat’s OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- April 15, 2013

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced partner support for its Red Hat OpenStack
distribution, which graduated from a preview version to an Early Adopter
Program today. In conjunction with this, Red Hat also announced the
establishment of its Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network,
focused on building a robust ecosystem around the Red Hat OpenStack
distribution and cloud infrastructure technologies, which is currently
accepting nominations for early adopter partner participation.

The Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network is a multi-tiered
program designed for third-party commercial companies that offer hardware,
software and services for customers to implement cloud infrastructure
solutions powered by Red Hat OpenStack. Building an ecosystem of third-party
technology partners with solutions that have been tested, certified and
supported is an important part of establishing customer confidence in Red Hat
OpenStack. Responding to this need, a core element of the program is a
certification process for technology partners to integrate and validate their
solutions around Red Hat OpenStack.

The program offers partners the opportunity to gain the necessary expertise
with Red Hat OpenStack technologies, as well as key resources they need to
test, certify and publish their solutions. Partners can certify with a single
component of OpenStack such as Cinder, Swift or Quantum, or they may choose to
certify with the entire set of OpenStack technologies as supported by Red Hat.
As part of the program Red Hat will provide access to Red Hat OpenStack builds
and roadmap, developer support and a range of go-to-market activities to
assist in customer adoption.

Today hardware, software and services partners can join the program as an
early adopter and gain access to Red Hat OpenStack builds, developer support
and insight into the Red Hat OpenStack certification, which is slated to be
fully available in line with the supported Red Hat OpenStack enterprise
offering that is expected later this year.

The Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network features three
participation levels, in addition to the Alliance Tier:

  *Red Hat OpenStack Premier: Unique and enterprise-ready partner integration
    with Red Hat OpenStack technologies
  *Red Hat OpenStack Advanced: Certified technical compatibility with Red Hat
    OpenStack components, including but not limited to Cinder, Nova and
  *Red Hat OpenStack Ready: Base-level compatibility with Red Hat OpenStack


Companies interested in being part of the Red Hat OpenStack Cloud
Infrastructure Partner Network can begin participating as early adopters
today. Technology certification as part of the Program is planned for later
this year.

Supporting Quotes

Radhesh Balakrishnan, general manager, Virtualization, Red Hat

“As we're getting closer to delivering an enterprise-ready OpenStack offering
backed by our award-winning commercial support, it’s extremely important that
we collaborate to establish a vibrant ecosystem of partners with solutions and
services that are designed to meet our customers' needs. We see that partners
and customers are looking for standards to emerge within the OpenStack
ecosystem, and Red Hat is here to deliver stable enterprise targets with which
partners can develop, test and support solutions for joint customers.”

Parvesh Sethi, senior vice president, Cisco Services

“We have seen a tremendous interest in and pent-up demand for OpenStack from a
broad range of Cisco’s most strategic customers, and we fully expect OpenStack
to be widely adopted.Until now, there have been limited production-grade
fully supported solutions available. We are therefore excited to be exploring
opportunities to expand our relationship to collaborate closely with Red Hat
on the OpenStack cloud infrastructure.”

Billy Cox, director, Intel Datacenter Software Division

“Intel and Red Hat have a long tradition of working together to address our
joint enterprise customers’ challenges in the datacenter. Intel is excited to
be an alliance member of the Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner
Network and to support Red Hat to deliver an enterprise-ready OpenStack
distribution. We are collaborating with Red Hat to embed security into Red Hat
OpenStack solutions to improve security through Intel’s Trusted Compute
Pools-- enabling an automated hardware root of trust to enforce and monitor
cloud servers. Today’s announcement is evidence of the joint commitment to
provide secure cloud infrastructure solutions to customers.”

Adrian Ionel, president & CEO, Mirantis

“Mirantis and Red Hat share the goal of building robust, production-grade
OpenStack clouds for demanding customer workloads. We are excited about our
deep integration of services and solutions with Red Hat as we enhance our
strategic partnership as part of the Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure
Partner Program.”

For more information

  *Register to join Red Hat’s virtual press conference, broadcasting live at
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