Dell and Red Hat to Co-Engineer Enterprise-Grade, OpenStack Private Cloud Solutions

  Dell and Red Hat to Co-Engineer Enterprise-Grade, OpenStack Private Cloud

  *Dell and Red Hat collaboration to enable customers worldwide to build and
    use highly-scalable, open, private cloud solutions based on OpenStack
  *Dell becomes first company to OEM Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack
  *Dell joins the Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network as
    an Alliance Partner
  *Dell to deliver Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform through a
    dedicated practice within Dell Cloud Services

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AUSTIN, Texas -- December 12, 2013

Dell and Red Hat Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced the companies will jointly engineer
enterprise-grade, private cloud solutions based on OpenStack to help customers
move to and deploy highly-scalable cloud computing models. As part of the
expanded relationship, Dell becomes the first company to OEM Red Hat
Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. The co-engineered solution will be built
on Dell infrastructure and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. The
solution will be delivered by a Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform
practice within Dell Cloud Services.

Dell and Red Hat have partnered for more than 14 years to bring global
customers value by collaborating on Red Hat solutions across Dell’s enterprise
offerings. Just as Dell and Red Hat collaborated in the early days of Linux,
Dell is showing its vision by becoming the first to OEM Red Hat Enterprise
Linux OpenStack Platform. With today’s announcement, Dell and Red Hat are
strengthening their longstanding collaboration and commitment to help
businesses confidently embrace open source-based cloud computing models. With
this development, customers worldwide will not only benefit from the
co-engineered solutions, but the companies combined cloud expertise,
enterprise innovation, and dedicated support and portfolio of services.

Dell and Red Hat will also jointly contribute code to the OpenStack community
and collaborate on Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4, currently in
beta, which integrates OpenStack Havana, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
Hypervisor, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5. In addition, Dell plans to work
closely with Red Hat on several future-state projects including:

  *OpenStack Networking (Neutron) to enable Software-Defined Networking and
    Networking-as-a-Service between interface devices such as virtual network
    interface cards, and
  *OpenStack Telemetry (Ceilometer) to provide OpenStack resource
    instrumentation, which can help support service monitoring and customer
    billing systems.

Lastly, Dell is joining the Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner
Network as an Alliance Partner, the highest tier of program membership. The
Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network connects both business
and technical resources to third-party technology companies who are aligning
with Red Hat’s OpenStack product offerings.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform combines the power of Red Hat
Enterprise Linux with Red Hat’s OpenStack cloud platform to deliver an
enterprise-grade, scalable and secure foundation for building a private cloud.
The alliance with Red Hat complements Dell’s cloud strategy of offering
customers open, flexible and scalable technology to build, use and control
cloud infrastructures.

Additionally, Dell now offers Dell Cloud Consulting and Application Services
to provide expertguidance in helping assess, build, operate and run cloud
environments and enable and accelerate enterprise OpenStack adoption. Dell’s
expertise spans the hybrid cloud spectrum, with service options ranging from
cloud readiness assessment, infrastructure design and operations, and
application design and modernization. As a result, Dell customers can achieve
increased efficiency and greater realization of the business benefits of cloud

Supporting Quotes

Paul Cormier, President, Products and Technologies, Red Hat

"Our collaboration with Dell keeps getting better and today’s announcement to
co-engineer OpenStack solutions marks a significant milestone for both
companies and customers. Just as we successfully collaborated with Dell to
establish Red Hat Enterprise Linux as an enterprise industry standard, we’re
now extending our collaboration to help establish Red Hat Enterprise Linux
OpenStack Platform as the standard for open private cloud in the enterprise.
Dell and Red Hat are committed to jointly developing and delivering
enterprise-grade OpenStack offerings to help customers pursue private cloud
today, and advanced computing models in the future.”

Marius Haas, Chief Commercial Officer and President, Enterprise Solutions,

"Dell has been a long-time advocate and participant in the open source and
OpenStack communities, pushing the charter of an open alternative to
proprietary, enterprise computing systems. Our agreement to co-engineer
OpenStack solutions with Red Hat takes our commitment a step further in
helping customers obtain and deploy OpenStack solutions for an
enterprise-grade, private cloud infrastructure to meet their evolving business
needs. We will extend our work with Red Hat to apply our combined experience
in commercializing open source for the benefit of our mutual customers as well
as the open-source community on its development of networking, storage and
compute capabilities."


The joint Dell-Red Hat solution is scheduled to be available in 2014.

Additional Resources

  *About Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform
  *About the Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network
  *About Dell OpenStack-Powered Cloud
  *About Dell Cloud

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