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Strategic Alliance: Red Hat and Cisco

Prepare for cloud innovation

Nearly 7 out of 10 enterprise organizations are planning to adopt cloud technologies.1 Motivated by faster IT service provisioning, increased revenue opportunities, and strategic IT budget allocation, these organizations need solutions that are manageable, predictable, and secure. Industry leaders and OpenStack® experts Red Hat and Cisco work closely together to develop joint solutions that simplify deployment, streamline operations, increase flexibility, and reduce risk.

1 IDC, "Don't Get Left Behind: The Business Benefits of Achieving Greater Cloud Adoption," August 2015.

Red Hat Summit and Cisco Live

Learn about Red Hat and Cisco solutions at Red Hat Summit and Cisco Live

Discover how Red Hat and Cisco are collaborating to build innovative datacenter and telecommunications solutions at Red Hat Summit and Cisco Live.

San Francisco, CA
June 27-30, 2016

Watch David Ward, senior vice president, CTO of engineering, and chief architect at Cisco, deliver his keynote presentation on Wednesday, June 29 at 1:45pm Pacific.

Las Vegas, NV
July 10-14, 2016

Watch Red Hat's presentation at the expo theater and stop by the Red Hat booth for mini-sessions about emerging technologies.

What we're doing together

Together, we simplify your cloud journey

Integrated OpenStack solutions from Red Hat and Cisco accelerate time to value and reduce risk,
so you can quickly deploy a cloud environment you can trust.

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

Cisco, Intel, and Red Hat solutions for OpenStack offer a superior platform for continuous application development and delivery, providing the high availability, security, and scalability our customers need.

Satinder Sethi, Vice president of product management, data center solutions, Cisco

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 MetaPod

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.

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Containers

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.

Solution briefs and technology overviews

Fight cyberattacks with Splunk, Cisco, and Red Hat
Splunk Enterprise deployed with Red Hat Gluster Storage on Cisco Unified Computing System servers offers a strong defense with cybersecurity analytics.
Delivering Splunk Enterprise with Red Hat and Cisco
Splunk Enterprise deployed with Red Hat Gluster Storage on Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) servers is a compelling cyberanalytics solution.
Accelerate enterprise OpenStack deployment with Red Hat and Cisco
Red Hat and Cisco integrated cloud solutions simplify and accelerate enterprise OpenStack deployment, reduce cloud infrastructure costs, and protect your datacenter investments so you can focus on gaining a competitive advantage for your business.
Building an application-aware cloud infrastructure
This executive brief describes the current challenges in deploying cloud applications and the benefits of implementing an application-aware cloud infrastructure with Red Hat and Cisco.
Gain agility with network functions virtualization
Red Hat and Cisco offer an NFV infrastructure solution that can help your organization deploy NFV rapidly and reliably.
FlexPod for enterprise-grade clouds
This technology overview describes the benefits of deploying an enterprise-grade cloud using integrated Red Hat, NetApp, and Cisco OpenStack solutions.

Whitepapers

High-volume unstructured data storage with Cisco and Red Hat
Cisco and Red Hat provide a solution that offers an ultra-dense, scalable, and high-throughput storage for large amounts of unstructured data.
Cisco UCS C3160 Rack Server with Red Hat Ceph Storage
In this whitepaper, learn more about using a Cisco UCS C3160 server with Red Hat Ceph Storage in a scaling multinode setup with petabytes of storage.
Linux containers: Why they're in your future and what has to happen first
Read this whitepaper to learn about the future of Linux® containers.

Webinars

Red Hat and Cisco: Making OpenStack work for the enterprise
Watch this webinar to learn about the Cisco and Red Hat OpenStack Platform solution—its differentiators and benefits versus rolling your own.
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.

Videos

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 Enterprise
Using OpenShift Enterprise, 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 OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat
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 OpenShift Enterprise 3.
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

Cisco improves software and product development with OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat
Using OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat as a foundation, Cisco IT created the Lightweight Application Environment (LAE), which runs on top of Cisco's internal private cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS).
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.
Customers save time and money with Red Hat and Cisco
Three customer success stories for Red Hat and Cisco: IT consulting and financial services company, FI-TS; telecommunications provider, tw telecom; and Dutch radio and television service provider, Glashart Media.
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 Enterprise 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 Enterprise 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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