Red Hat and eNovance Partner to Accelerate Adoption of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

Hong Kong

Global, November 5, 2013

Collaboration Designed to Accelerate Enterprise OpenStack Adoption worldwide

HONG KONG – OPENSTACK SUMMIT – November 5, 2013 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, and eNovance, an emerging European leader in the open source cloud computing market, announced that they are collaborating to deliver OpenStack implementation and integration services to joint customers. The companies made the announcement today at the OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong.

The collaboration between Red Hat and eNovance is aimed at accelerating enterprise adoption of OpenStack globally. According to a new report from 451 Research, OpenStack-related business revenue is expected to exceed $1 billion by 2015 as the enterprise market for OpenStack evolves. (1) Additionally, according to recently announced results of the 2013 Path to an OpenStack-Powered Cloud survey of 200 U.S. enterprise decision makers, commissioned by Red Hat through IDG Connect, an overwhelming 84 percent of survey respondents say that OpenStack is part of their future cloud infrastructure plans.

Red Hat and eNovance have both emerged as OpenStack leaders. Red Hat is the leading contributor to the OpenStack project (2) and a Platinum member of the OpenStack Foundation. In June 2013, Red Hat introduced Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, a highly scalable Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) product that delivers an open, flexible and enterprise-ready private cloud foundation built on the community OpenStack project. The solution is integrated with and optimized for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. eNovance is a cloud computing leader that aims to help organizations use open source cloud technologies, increase the efficiency of their IT, and be more agile in the face of ever-changing market conditions. The organization designs, builds, and runs cloud solutions (public, private, hybrid) using OpenStack, and is well-known for high-end system administration of applications through their managed services offerings. eNovance is among the top 10 contributors to the OpenStack project (3), a market leader in OpenStack deployments, and a Gold member of the OpenStack Foundation.

Through the collaboration, Red Hat and eNovance plan to work together to:

  • Design, build, deploy and offer managed services for OpenStack public and private clouds;
  • Deliver comprehensive OpenStack consulting and services, including services for OpenStack deployment and integration;
  • Create a joint reference architecture designed by eNovance and Red Hat for enterprise use; and
  • Establish mutual customer support processes and case management.

1. 451 Research T1R Report, "OpenStack-related business revenue to exceed $1bn by 2015 as commercial models evolve," Oct. 22, 2013, available at http://bit.ly/16y6HKF 

2. Based on commits per company, closed tickets per company, and mailing list activity per company, as of the OpenStack Havana release, Oct. 17, 2013. Data available at http://bit.ly/1fFqY9A

3. Based on commits per company, closed tickets per company, and mailing list activity per company, as of the OpenStack Havana release, Oct. 17, 2013. Data available at http://bit.ly/1fFqY9A

Supporting Quotes
Radhesh Balakrishnan, general manager, Virtualization, Red Hat
“Both Red Hat and eNovance are aligned and committed to delivering an enterprise-ready OpenStack solution that meets businesses’ specific needs. We’re very excited about collaborating with eNovance to strengthen our efforts in Europe and help our customers benefit from Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure solutions, including the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack platform.”

Raphael Ferreira, chief executive officer, eNovance
"Red Hat is the clear leader in the enterprise Linux space, and, along with eNovance, a highly valued contributor to the OpenStack project. Through this collaboration, we aim to increase OpenStack adoption and address the needs of small and large enterprises from the conception of a project to long term maintenance. This is a unique value proposition that we are offering customers and is in keeping with eNovance’s commitment to delivering bleeding- edge solutions that set the stage for early adopters."

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About eNovance
eNovance––an innovative French company founded in 2008 by Raphaël Ferreira, Nicolas Marchal and Pierre Molin.  The company has become the European leader of OpenSource cloud computing technology and a Gold member of the OpenStack foundation, along with being one of the largest contributors to the initiative. eNovance has become the partner of choice for rolling out cloud applications and infrastructure. In an ever growing market, the organization is expanding across the globe with locations in Europe, North America and Asia

With its extensive investment in R&D, in less than three years eNovance is a worldwide top ten contributor of the OpenStack initiative, and the only European company on the foundation’s board of directors alongside Rackspace, Redhat, Cisco and HP.

With nearly 200 clients across the world, such as CloudWatt, Warner, Chronopost, Safran, and Canal Plus, eNovance has become a partner of choice for rolling out critical applications in the cloud.

Specialization: multi-cloud management, open cloud computing, open source, cloud computing, high performance, infrastructures as a service, big data, openstack

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