Strategic alliance: Red Hat and Dell

Open standards bring unlimited possibilities

You are the company you keep. And at Red Hat, we keep good company. For over 15 years, we’ve partnered with Dell, the industry leader in standards-based compute, storage, and networking platforms and integrated solutions, to bring open, cost-effective, reliable technology platforms to enterprise customers around the globe.

Enterprise customers are requiring robust and rapidly scalable cloud infrastructures that deliver business results. Dell and Red Hat continue to jointly deliver cost-effective, open source-based cloud computing solutions that provide greater agility to our customers, and this newest version of the Dell Red Hat® Cloud Solution leverages best-of-breed technology from both companies to do so.

Jim Ganthier, vice president and general manager, Dell Engineered Solutions and Cloud

Red Hat and Dell

Trusted partners, proven results

IT environments are becoming increasingly complex. Red Hat and Dell are working together to create integrated solutions that help you meet your IT challenges, while reducing complexity in your own environments.

Every joint Dell and Red Hat solution comes with enterprise-grade support, security, and stability. With peace of mind that comes from working with 2 market leaders, you can focus on delivering excellent services to your customers.

What we're doing together

Proven, integrated, enterprise solutions

With decades of experience working together, Dell and Red Hat have proven their partnerships in numerous areas, including the following ones.

Cloud deployments

A co-engineered OpenStack® solution for private and hybrid cloud deployments

OEM solutions

Comprehensive products and services to help customers get to market faster

Data management

Tested and certified Red Hat and Dell solutions to speed deployment of SAP HANA

Datacenter modernization

Migration solutions to move outdated datacenters to Red Hat Enterprise Linux® on x86-based servers

Cloud Deployments

Accelerate private and hybrid cloud deployments

Deploying an enterprise-grade, private cloud in your enterprise doesn’t have to be complicated. You can get to the cloud faster and easier with a fully integrated OpenStack solution from Red Hat and Dell.

Dell Red Hat Cloud Solutions powered by Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform include:

  • Dell PowerEdge servers, Dell Storage, and Dell Networking
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform
  • Red Hat and Dell professional services and global support
  • Red Hat and Dell joint reference architecture

Easy Integration

Dell Red Hat Cloud Solutions offer integrated hardware, servers, storage and networking, making it quick and easy to deploy an OpenStack cloud. Our experts work with you during the entire implementation process to ensure your deployment is a success.


As a single point of contact for all support issues, Dell ProSupport gives customers access to experts trained in these cloud solutions and the hardware and software components that make up the solution. When necessary, Dell and Red Hat support staff work together to address software issues.


Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform has certified, secure code and continuous access to patches, bug fixes, and enhanced security.

Dell and Red Hat collaborate to bring OpenStack to the enterprise

Case Study

Red Hat and Dell working together

Dell built its Innovation Lab using Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and Dell servers, software tools, storage, and networking.

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OEM Solutions

Built-to-order, customized solutions

In 1999, Dell was the first original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to deliver factory-installed Linux workstations and Dell PowerEdge servers running Red Hat software. Since then, Dell and Red Hat have delivered built-to-order, customized embedded solutions to many of the world’s most demanding enterprises and datacenters.

With Dell and Red Hat embedded solutions, you get:

  • Innovative turn-key solutions, with products that are customized to your needs.
  • A single point of contact for questions regarding your account.
  • Enterprise-grade support, including access to software updates, security fixes, and maintenance.
Red Hat Embedded and Dell OEM Solutions

Data Management

Speed your SAP HANA deployments

You need to be able to access your company’s data and derive insight from it in real time. SAP HANA is an in-memory database management system that increases the availability and speed of business information, improving business performance and fueling innovation.

Red Hat and Dell partnered with SAP to create a certified, single-source solution for SAP HANA services. Available in both single server and larger, scale-out configurations, Dell’s solution is optimized with Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA, and includes a portfolio of services including:

  • Proof of concepts
  • Configuration and implementation workshops
  • Zero-impact migration services
  • Quick-start services
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Datacenter Migrations

Migrate to Red Hat Enterprise Linux on x86-based servers

You know you need to move from a rigid, expensive UNIX or RISC-based system, but the complexity and cost of migrating your legacy systems is daunting. Choosing the right migration partners and the right systems simplifies the migration process.

Dell and Red Hat have collaborated to help companies simplify and streamline the migration of applications from UNIX and RISC-based systems to open, x86-based systems Dell PowerEdge servers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Through our partnership, we offer a single source for hardware, software, services, and support. We work with customers through the entire migration process, using best practices for planning, scoping, and implementing application migration.

Want to learn more about our partnership? Hear what Dell has to say about partnering with us.

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