Partners: Red Hat and Cisco

Thrive in the cloud

Cisco and Red Hat offer joint industry-standard solutions that capitalize on open source software to rapidly develop, deploy, and run business-essential applications securely and reliably in multicloud domains.

With the unique ability to anticipate and react to changing demands. Cisco and Red Hat offer solutions for flexible infrastructures that auto-balance resources and simplify management across the data center and cloud.

What we're doing together

Together, we modernize and optimize for an intuitive IT network

OpenStack solutions

Choose your path to cloud

Red Hat and Cisco offer 3 validated, enterprise-grade OpenStack solutions to meet your organization's needs.

An integrated, proven cloud solution, based on Cisco UCS, for deploying IT-as-a-Service environments and beyond.

Build a private cloud with high availability, self-service, cloud connectivity, and application management capabilities.

Enterprise-grade open hybrid cloud foundation based on FlexPod, Cisco and NetApp's integrated computing, networking, and storage solution

Create a flexible, open, and integrated foundation for your production-grade cloud environment.

Production-ready, on-premises solution engineered, deployed, and operated 24x7x365 by Cisco on your behalf

Deploy a private cloud environment that works like a public cloud service.

Case study

FICO wins customers with Red Hat and Cisco OpenStack solutions

Learn how FICO generated $10 million in sales to new customers while reducing costs with a Red Hat and Cisco OpenStack cloud environment.


With Red Hat solutions on Cisco UCS hardware, we've created an elastic, scalable infrastructure that gives us the rapid innovation and agility of cloud, plus the ability to deliver Software-as-a-Service. We can create new offerings while controlling our data, workloads, compliance, and security.

Nick Gerasimatos, director of engineering, cloud services and emerging technologies, FICO

The work that Red Hat is doing to create modern automation tools, allow application scaling, and make OpenStack® their most-supported cloud platform is something the entire industry should be paying attention to.

Lew Tucker, VP & CTO, Cisco Cloud Computing

The path to OpenStack

Deploy OpenStack faster

Get the resources you need to implement a secure, open, proven cloud environment today.

Build your own infrastructure

Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure with Red Hat OpenStack Platform

A reliable, secure cloud environment for delivering IT-as-a-Service

FlexPod for Red Hat OpenStack Platform

A hybrid cloud foundation you can trust

Managed service

Cisco Metacloud

A public cloud experience in a private cloud environment

Ongoing collaboration

Red Hat and Cisco are dedicated to
delivering the solutions you need, together

Network functions virtualization

Virtualize your network to win in a crowded market

You need to virtualize to remain competitive. Red Hat and Cisco deliver a pre-integrated network functions virtualization (NFV) solution that is reliable, easy, and fast to deploy so you can succeed.


Support modern application development with containers

Containers change the way applications are built, deployed, and managed, dramatically accelerating application delivery. Red Hat and Cisco are developing complementary container technologies to meet the evolving needs of enterprises.

Internet of things

Advance your business with data analytics

By connecting a growing number of devices, the Internet of Things (IoT) can create new opportunities to connect with customers and partners. Combining the powerful, scalable Red Hat software stack with secure, robust Cisco network infrastructure can help you gain deeper insight and implement IoT effectively.


Big data webinar, by Hortonworks, Cisco, and Red Hat
Cisco, Hortonworks, and Red Hat are partnering on a validated joint architecture to help you build your big data solution. Learn more about how this architecture can help you reach massive scalability, superior efficiency, and dramatically lower total cost of ownership.


Cisco and Red Hat partner for Splunk Enterprise deployments
Learn how Red Hat and Cisco have built a software-defined storage solution for Splunk Enterprise deployments to make security threat patterns easier to detect at a significantly lower cost than proprietary solutions.
Cisco enhances software and product development with OpenShift Container Platform
Using OpenShift Container Platform, Cisco created a modern on-premise Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) environment where 1,000+ of its developers could easily design and build apps.
Customers succeed with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform
FICO, CA Technologies, and Cisco chose a manageable and secure PaaS solution with Red Hat OpenShift, and look forward to increased benefits with containers in Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.
Top 6 misconceptions about Linux containers
In this video, Red Hat and Cisco present the considerations that organizations should take note of before embracing containers.

Case studies

FICO wins customers with Red Hat OpenStack cloud
To transition from an on-premise model to a cloud- and services-based infrastructure, FICO chose to build an OpenStack cloud using Red Hat solutions.
MUFG Union Bank serves customers faster with private cloud from Red Hat and Cisco
MUFG Union Bank N.A. partnered with Red Hat and Cisco to create a private cloud solution that transformed the IT infrastructure and improve delivery time from months to hours.
SWITCH unifies infrastructure with Cisco FlexPod and Red Hat
The SWITCH Foundation successfully implemented a comprehensive convergent IT solution using Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Virtualization, and Red Hat Satellite with a preconfigured Cisco FlexPod solution.
FI-TS Provides SAP in the cloud securely thanks to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
The combination of Red Hat Virtualization and the Cisco UCS platform allows FI-TS to provide financial service providers with an SAP environment in the cloud that helps them significantly reduce their operating costs.


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