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Network infrastructure keeps information flowing

Network infrastructure is a subset of IT infrastructure and refers to the hardware, software, systems, and devices that enable data to flow through your organization, connecting users, devices, applications, the internet, and more. Because of its connectivity with the outside world, networking infrastructure is also a point of vulnerability that must be protected and secured. As organizations increasingly develop distributed, data-intensive, and more latency-sensitive cloud-native applications, the right network infrastructure becomes increasingly important. 

Without the right network infrastructure and security practices in place, you may suffer from poor user experience and network attacks that impact employee productivity and efficiency. To provide predictable performance and a consistent user experience, you need a reliable, scalable, and security-focused networking infrastructure. Red Hat works closely with our networking ecosystem partners to test, certify, integrate, and optimize the technologies you need to build security-focused, reliable networks.

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Why network infrastructure is important

From routers and switches to servers, virtual entities, virtual machines (VMs), infrastructure-level software, microservices, and modern applications, the technologies that enable you to provide meaningful customer experiences rely on a network infrastructure that is reliable, scalable, and security focused. Network infrastructure is the fabric and foundation that allows applications to connect and communicate at all levels. It's also the mechanism over which you communicate with your partners and customers. A reliable, scalable, security-focused network infrastructure can:

  • Enable security by restricting access based on roles and the application.
  • Provide a foundation for better user experiences.
  • Give you the ability to provide network services and help telco service providers transition from using specialized hardware to open source software.

Red Hat and our partners are bringing the benefits of security-focused and reliable networking to a new era of IT, helping you transform and modernize your infrastructure to keep pace in the digital era.

Why network infrastructure is important

Solution Overview

Build a reliable, security-focused network with Red Hat and our partners

Red Hat has been building and supporting network infrastructure since its inception, first with Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®, then with Red Hat OpenStack®, Red Hat OpenShift®, and Red Hat Ansible® Automation Platform.

Every technology in your IT stack needs to work well together. Because those connections rely on the operating system (OS), they must be consistent, reliable, and flexible. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is all of these and more—the common link connecting modern IT. Functionality in Red Hat Enterprise Linux connects systems, applications, and processes with networking tools for providing and managing domain name system (DNS), dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP), routing, bridging, virtual networking, and network monitoring and troubleshooting.

Red Hat collaborates with partners to certify integrations with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, and Red Hat OpenStack. These partners complement the core components developed by Red Hat to build a more extensive system to solve critical technical problems in networking such as automation, scalability for cloud-native applications, and security and incorporate existing and new technology.

Discover Red Hat ISV Network Infrastructure Solutions

Transform your business with:

Software-defined networking with Kubernetes

The software-defined networking (SDN) approach of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform provides a unified cluster network that enables communications across the cluster. In addition, it incorporates built-in DNS and many other features that make OpenShift networks highly configurable and stable with good performance.

Network automation

Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, together with partner technologies, help you build, monitor, and manage a modern network infrastructure so teams can quickly respond to dynamic needs for capacity, application security, load balancing, and multicloud integrations. They can also implement self-service and on-demand network activities to support modern business demands. Ansible includes hundreds of network modules to support a wide variety of network device vendors.

OpenStack networking

The Red Hat OpenStack Networking (neutron) component provides the application programming interface (API) for virtual networking capabilities and includes switches, routers, and firewalls. In addition, OpenStack Networking has system services to manage core services such as routing, DHCP, and metadata.


Red Hat network infrastructure ecosystem partners

Improve productivity and reduce security vulnerabilities

Use the tabs below to explore Red Hat Network Infrastructure ISV partners, or visit the ISV partner page to find certified and supported partner solutions across a range of use cases.

Hybrid cloud, multicloud, and edge

Modern applications need the ability to connect from on-premise to the edge, requiring cost-effective, scalable bandwidth, low latency, reliability, and security. These partners offer solutions to help you build an optimal hybrid network.


F5 BIG-IP logo

F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) series load balancers feature programmable, cloud-ready appliances/virtual appliances with layer 4 and layer 7 throughput and connection rates.

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Juniper Contrail Enterprise Multicloud is a multicloud-ready networking, security, orchestration, and monitoring platform designed for any workload and any cloud across multivendor environments.

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NGINX Ingress Controller is the preferred ingress provider by over 62%,1 with 10M+ downloads.2 NGINX Ingress Controller is synonymous with running high-performing, scalable, and security-focused modern apps in production.

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The combination of Ansible and Palo Alto Networks modules automate and orchestrate the Palo Alto Networks VM-Series for public, private, and hybrid cloud deployments.


Connectivity issues in hybrid environments and between the distributed containers and microservices that make up modern and cloud-native applications are challenging to troubleshoot. These partners offer solutions to help rapidly pinpoint and resolve connectivity issues before they happen.


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A10 Networks enables enterprises and service providers to deliver business-critical applications that are security focused, available, and efficient for multicloud transformation and 5G readiness.

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Arista EOS is a fully programmable and highly modular, Linux-based network operating system that runs a single binary software image across the Arista switching family. Cloud architectures built with Arista EOS scale to hundreds of thousands of compute and storage nodes with management and provisioning capabilities that work at scale.

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Avi Networks delivers an elastic application services fabric that goes beyond load balancing to include application analytics, multicloud traffic management, predictive auto scaling, security, and container services for bare metal, VM, public cloud, containers, and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) environments.

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Cisco APIC provides centralized analytics and visibility of network health for applications and tenants at a system level by using real-time metrics, latency details, atomic counters, and detailed resource consumption statistics.

Juniper Networks logo

Juniper Contrail Insights provides the ability to monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize network infrastructure performance. End-to-end visibility into physical and multicloud environments helps eliminate potential issues.

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Calico Enterprise from Tigera is a Kubernetes-native solution that is deeply embedded within the Kubernetes environment to provide robust security controls, real-time observability, and troubleshooting data from the inside across heterogeneous environments.


Containers and hybrid cloud technologies make the security landscape more complex. Modern hybrid cloud infrastructure requires security implementation at each network layer, whether in your datacenter or the public cloud. People and processes should be aligned to continuously monitor and address security early in an automated way. These partners offer solutions to help you address the security of your application network stack, from your datacenter to the edge.


A10 Networks logo

A10 Networks Thunder Containers is a cloud-native, lightweight set of container-based solutions for security-focused application services, offering A10 Thunder Application Delivery Controller (ADC), A10 Thunder Carrier-Grade Networking (CGN), and A10 Thunder Convergent Firewall (CFW) in container environments.

F5 logo

F5 offers comprehensive container security solutions that deliver layer 7 visibility and enterprise-level security. F5 Advanced WAF (web application firewall) and NGNIX App Protect work closely with leading open source solutions to defend against the full range of attacks.

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Infoblox Ecosystem Exchange is a highly connected set of integrations that help organizations eliminate silos, optimize security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) solutions, and improve the return on investment (ROI) of the cybersecurity ecosystem, including third-party, multivendor assets.

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NGINX enables you to deploy WAF and JSON web token (JWT) authentication closer to your applications, providing production-grade protection in a lightweight, reliable, cost-effective solution. NGINX Application Platform includes NGINX Plus for load balancing and application delivery, NGINX App Protect for security, and NGINX Unit to run the application code, all monitored and managed by NGINX Controller.

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Palo Alto Prisma Cloud is an industry-leading cloud-native security platform, providing holistic protection across hosts, containers, and serverless deployments in any cloud, throughout the software lifecycle. In addition, Prisma Cloud Compute Edition itself is cloud native and API enabled, protecting all your OpenShift workloads and others on-premises or in the cloud.

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Tigera Calico can quickly address security and compliance requirements by extending your existing enterprise security controls into Kubernetes. Deployed at layer 3, Calico provides high-availability connectivity options for OpenShift that allow networking teams to implement a high-availability architecture.

5G and edge for service providers

Demand for mobile digital services and an increasingly diverse traffic profile require highly adaptable, scalable, and economical networks to deliver services like 5G and edge computing services. These partners offer solutions to provide the speed, agility, and scalability to help you add services quickly and efficiently.

The Red Hat network ecosystem brings together key partners and trusted open source communities to create the innovative, validated, integrated solutions you need to become a digital service provider. 

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A10 Networks logo

A10 Networks Thunder Containers is a cloud-native, lightweight set of container-based solutions for application services. They are the industry's first container-based solutions for Carrier-Grade NAT (CGNAT) products, supporting migration to container environments in preparation for 5G commercialization by communications service providers.

F5 logo

F5 tools manage and protect multicloud, multitenant, distributed networks from cloud-native infrastructure deployments, 4G to 5G signal interworking, security solutions, signaling security solutions, and front-office security that address cybersecurity fraud.

Infoblox logo

As the industry leader in DNS, DHCP, and IP address management (known as DDI), the Ansible and Infoblox integration provides control and security from the core to increase efficiency and visibility, reduce risk, and improve customer experiences.

Kaloom logo

Kaloom Cloud Edge Fabric is a fully automated datacenter networking fabric solution specifically designed to provide native support for networking slicing along with embedded 5G user plane function (UPF) at the datacenter edge for simultaneous 4G and 5G applications.

Mavenir logo

Mavenir's cloud-native, service-based 5G core platform provides a flexible path for moving to 6G, while making the most of existing evolved packet core (EPC) and 4G LTE investments.

Nuage Networks logo

Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) is an industry-leading network automation platform enabling a range of SDN, SD-WAN, and cloud solutions. VSP provides advanced network automation across networks and clouds, from datacenter private clouds to large wide area networks (WANs) and some of the largest public clouds in the world.

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