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Red Hat and HPE

HPE and Red Hat partner to provide a market-leading alternative to proprietary operating environments. In addition to their Linux and x86 server market leadership, Red Hat and HPE collaborate to deliver superior price and performance on high-performing cloud, virtualization, storage, Linux, and middleware technologies. HP Enterprise Services (HP ES) uses Red Hat® infrastructure as the foundation for big data, enterprise mobility, and industry solutions.

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Palo Alto, CA

Technology Industry


Provide a stable foundation for critical applications and solutions based on open, standard technology.


  • HPE ProLiant and BladeSystem servers
  • HPE Moonshot
  • HPE Project Odyssey
  • HPE ProLiant SL4540 Gen8 Server (storage)
  • HPE AppSystem for Apache Hadoop

Clients need operating platforms that can accommodate a full range of datacenter models. Optimizing Red Hat Enterprise Linux on ProLiant servers extends the power of open source to HPE's Converged Infrastructure, allowing clients to automate, scale up, or virtualize their environments to best fit their business requirements.

Scott Farrand, vice president, Industry Standard Servers and Software, HPE

Red Hat and HPE: A tested hardware-software combination

You can run your business with confidence if you know you have industry-leading technology and a tested hardware-software combination. Red Hat and HPE work together to put your organization on the path to a complete solution for your technology lifecycle.

Red Hat and HPE deliver a solid foundation for critical applications and solutions, based on open, industry-standard technology. Building on an Red Hat and HPE open platform drives massive cost savings without compromising security, performance, or scalability, but more importantly frees customers from vendor lock-in. The Red Hat and HPE combination is backed by a mature ecosystem of more than 8,000 certified solutions from independent software vendors.

Open technology with enterprise credibility

Together, Red Hat and HPE deliver:

  • A comprehensive stack of physical and virtual application development and deployment infrastructure
  • A unique blend of open technology, price/performance efficiency, and enterprise credibility
  • An ongoing manageable and predictable software cost model

Red Hat solutions from HPE

HPE offers subscriptions and support services for Red Hat products with flexible pricing and product options that allow you to pay only for what you need. We've even simplified the purchasing process with less paperwork and electronic delivery.

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    The world's leading commercial Linux—a versatile platform for HPE ProLiant and HPE BladeSystem servers—can be deployed on physical systems, as a guest on the major hypervisors, or in the cloud.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Add-Ons
    Red Hat High Availability Add-On provides on-demand failover to make your applications highly available. Red Hat Resilient Storage Add-On includes high availability that enables a shared storage or clustered file system to access the same storage device over a network. Red Hat Load Balancer Add-On provides redundancy for Web serving, databases, networking, and storage.
  • Red Hat Smart Management Add-On
    Red Hat Smart Management Add-On lets your organization easily manage and update Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems using Red Hat Satellite.
  • Red Hat Satellite
    Coupled with Red Hat Smart Management Add-On, Red Hat Satellite provides powerful system administration capabilities, like management, provisioning, and monitoring for large deployments.
  • Red Hat Virtualization
    This is a complete enterprise virtualization solution for server workloads. Red Hat Virtualization offers reliable business agility and continuity for critical Linux and Microsoft Windows workloads at the scale you need.
  • Red Hat JBoss® Middleware
    This is a family of lightweight, cloud-friendly, enterprise-grade products that help enterprises innovate in a faster, smarter way. These products and services help you accelerate application development, deployment and performance. They also integrate data and applications efficiently, and automate business processes across physical, virtual and cloud environments.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Scientific Computing
    The Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Scientific Computing platform is deployed as interactive Red Hat Enterprise Linux for high-performance computing (HPC) Head Nodes and a homogeneous cluster of Red Hat Enterprise Linux for HPC Compute Node.
  • HPE Service Orchestration Manager
    HPE Service Orchestration Manager is designed to create, orchestrate, and monitor service oriented architecture (SOA) services and agile applications blending network, IT and Web 2.0 services with subscriber and application information.
  • HPE SDP Service Governance Framework
    HPE SDP Service Governance Framework offers application programming interface management for registration, authentication, authorization and entitlement, as well as rich SOA policy feature, and service monetization that support IT and third party application developers.
  • HPE Storefront and Mobility Gateway
    HPE Storefront and Mobility Gateway offers an end-to-end mobility application solution for communication service providers to provide to their business and enterprise customers. The solution enhances productivity by supporting the use of smart phones and tablets with end to end application security outside the office.
  • HPE Aggregation Platform for SaaS
    HPE Aggregation Platform for SaaS provides a common foundation for multiple as-a-service offerings. It integrates and automates important service management processes such as provisioning, activation, reporting, service usage and revenue settlement.

Red Hat and HPE have also teamed up to deliver services and support.

Partners produce success

Red Hat and HPE's collaboration has produced many success stories. Among them:

Telefónica Global Solutions, one of the largest communications companies in the world, needed to improve efficiency by automating and better controlling infrastructure deployments. To gain that efficiency, Red Hat solutions introduced an internal cloud platform.

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APG, one of the world's largest administrators of collective pension funds, decided to completely migrate its infrastructure from AIX to Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The cost of running AIX was three times higher than for running Red Hat Enterprise Linux, according to APG calculations.

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ING-DiBa, a large retail bank based in Germany, needed to significantly cut overall costs and administrative effort without sacrificing quality or performance. The company chose to replace its SPARC-Solaris systems with x86 systems running Red Hat Linux Enterprise. Red Hat helped ING-DiBa improve efficiency, performance, and scalability.

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