Partners: Red Hat and NetApp

More than 15 years of collaboration and innovation

Throughout our long partnership, NetApp and Red Hat have developed a strong technical and go-to-market alliance focused on providing innovative cloud solutions that help our joint customers modernize and transform their IT infrastructure to grow their business.

What we're doing together

Building the next-generation data center

Building a next-generation data center requires transforming IT organizations from the classic model of designing, building, and running applications into an agile organization that uses disruptive technologies, such OpenStack® and enterprise storage solutions offered by NetApp® and Red Hat.

NetApp’s innovative open source technology includes enterprise storage solutions combined with Red Hat® OpenStack Platform,Red Hat OpenShift,Ansible by Red Hat, as well as management and orchestration tools, and solutions built on FlexPod converged infrastructure.

We continue to expand our partnership in areas that are important to customers, with major emphasis on self-service IT, DevOps, and software-defined infrastructure as critical functions of the next-generation data center.

Enterprises and service providers are rapidly embracing open source tools and technologies that allow them to deliver services with greater speed and agility than ever before. Red Hat’s innovation in open source software, coupled with NetApp’s leadership in OpenStack’s Cinder project and agile flash storage, ensure customers can rapidly, confidently, and seamlessly transition to the next-generation data center.

Dave Wright, vice president and general manager, NetApp

Enabling your cloud journey

Our collaboration helps our customers confidently deploy open source cloud solutions. Our jointly engineered solutions help you deliver an enterprise-grade OpenStack cloud quicker and easier, with less risk.

NetApp and Red Hat actively cross-train our support engineers on each company’s products and technologies, so customers have seamless support for our joint solutions.

Use Cases

  • Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) - NetApp and Red Hat OpenShift work together to enable persistent storage for container orchestration.

  • Private cloud - Corporate IT private clouds use ONTAP, NetApp’s data management software, with Red Hat OpenStack  Platform to support a wide variety of enterprise applications with block, file, and object storage requirements.

  • Web-scale cloud – NetApp SolidFire all-flash arrays guarantee Quality of Service (QoS) features, which, combined with Red Hat OpenStack Platform, make it easy to build a web-scale cloud for the delivery of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) products to your customers.

  • Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) - Using cloning and data management features found on NetApp’s platforms to accelerate the CI/CD pipeline, DevOps users can manage production data across multicloud environments with Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat OpenShift.

For more information, visit thePub, NetApp's open source collaboration site, for blogs, source code, community discussions, and product documentation.

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