RESEARCH PAPER: Dell and Red Hat Collaborate to Deliver OpenStack for Enterprise

Highlights of the Dell – Red Hat Joint Announcement on 12/12/2013

  • Dell and Red Hat will expand their collaboration to co-engineer enterprise-grade OpenStack for private clouds.
  • Dell is the first company to “OEM” Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) OpenStack Platform, containing RHEL, KVM, and OpenStack.
  • Dell has joined the Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network as an Alliance Partner.
  • Dell will provide professional services, delivery, and support for RHEL OpenStack Platform through a dedicated practice within Dell Cloud Services.

Topline Observations

We believe that this broad collaboration between Dell and Red Hat is transformative to enterprise IT private cloud deployments. RHEL OpenStack Platform has a good chance to be perceived as the “most standard” version of OpenStack, potentially providing Dell advantages with enterprise IT clients favoring more open implementations.

Table of Contents 

  • Highlights of the Dell – Red Hat Joint Announcement on 12/12/2013
  • Topline Observations
  • What is OpenStack?
  • Red Hat’s OpenStack Aspirations
  • Dell’s OpenStack Aspirations
  • Dell and Red Hat Strengthen Collaboration to Deliver RHEL OpenStack Platform
  • Important Information About This Paper

You can download the paper here.

Companies Referenced:

  • Amazon
  • Dell
  • Google
  • HP
  • Microsoft
  • Red Hat