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Swisscom Joins Red Hat Cloud Ecosystem
RaleighNC, Global, February 15, 2012
Telecommunications leader builds public Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform and offers Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Swisscom IT Services AG, a wholly owned subsidiary of Swisscom, Switzerland’s leading telecommunications provider, has joined the Red Hat Cloud ecosystem as a Certified Cloud Provider partner, offering more choice and flexibility for open cloud deployments.
In line with the launch of its public cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering targeting enterprise-class customers primarily in the Swiss market, Swisscom has extended its ongoing technology collaboration with Red Hat. Swisscom has been a long-time user of Red Hat technologies, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux with virtualization, JBoss Enterprise Middleware and Red Hat Network Satellite systems management. Today, Swisscom IT Services extends this collaboration into the cloud with the offering of Red Hat Enterprise Linux by the hour or year for virtual machine consumption on its IaaS cloud.
“We’re excited to expand our work with Red Hat into the cloud today,” said Eduard Modalek, Head Product Portfolio Management at Swisscom IT Services. “We have worked closely to enable Red Hat solutions and support under our cloud model and offering Red Hat Enterprise Linux to our IaaS customers today means that they have more options and greater flexibility with their cloud deployments.”
“The collaboration between Swisscom and Red Hat offers enterprise clients access to flexible pay-per-use services that are in demand for today’s cloud deployments,” said Scott Crenshaw, vice president and general manager, Cloud Business Unit at Red Hat. “Joining our ecosystem as a Certified Cloud Provider means that Swisscom has met our rigorous testing and certification requirements to deliver our customers solid technology and consistency in the cloud. This is another step forward in Red Hat helping to enable enterprises with open cloud technologies.”
To learn more about this news and Red Hat’s open approach to the cloud, join an announcement webcast presented by Red Hat executives on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 by visiting https://vts.inxpo.com/Launch/QReg.htm?ShowKey=8347. The webcast will also be available on demand following the live event.
To learn more about the Red Hat Cloud ecosystem, visit http://www.redhat.com/solutions/cloud/partners/.
To access Swisscom's IaaS Cloud, named Dynamic Server/Dynamic Data Center, visit http://www.swisscom-cloud-computing.ch/en/package/dynamic-datacenter/.
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