Red Hat OpenStack Platform Drives Innovation Worldwide

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    Red Hat OpenStack Platform designed to provide a reliable cloud
    foundation to help businesses across the globe expand their possibilities

    DENVER – OPEN INFRASTRUCTURE SUMMIT–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source
    solutions, today announced that a number of organizations around the
    world have turned to its massively-scalable infrastructure-as-a-service
    (IaaS) solution – Red
    Hat OpenStack Platform
    . Customers such as Algar Telecom, the
    University of Adelaide and Vodafone Ziggo are using Red Hat OpenStack
    Platform as their private
    cloud platform
    to more efficiently use, organize and manage compute
    resources.

    With Red Hat OpenStack Platform, businesses can increase operational
    efficiency, accelerate their ability to innovate, avoid vendor lock-in,
    save money and standardize on a single scalable platform, while
    enhancing software security and data privacy. Some innovators
    benefitting from Red Hat OpenStack Platform include:

    • Algar Telecom, a leader for internet services in Brazil, was
      looking to grow its customer base in the commercial space. To achieve
      this, it needed to deliver innovative applications and services faster
      while scaling its infrastructure more easily and quickly to support an
      influx of new customers. Using Red Hat OpenStack Platform, Red Hat
      Ceph Storage and Red Hat CloudForms, Algar Telecom has deployed an
      agile private cloud infrastructure that is scalable and flexible,
      making it easier to manage, provision and upgrade infrastructure and
      resources.
    • The University of Adelaide, a research-intensive, Australian
      public university, needed to provide staff and students with a
      reliable foundation to deploy virtual machines (VMs) with storage on a
      private cloud. After previously managing two OpenStack environments,
      one specifically for IT developers and a separate environment for
      researchers, the University was looking to consolidate and enable
      developers to deploy applications with higher availability. Their
      implementation of Red Hat OpenStack Platform running enterprise-grade
      Kubernetes
      with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform has given
      them a single user interface with multiple availability zones. This
      makes it easier for the University’s developers and users to deploy,
      manage and upgrade applications independently. The private cloud
      platform also enables researchers to teach students critical
      problem-solving skills necessary to deliver technology solutions
      founded in real-world scenarios.
    • VodafoneZiggo, a leading Dutch communications provider that
      delivers fixed, mobile and integrated telecommunications services to
      consumers and businesses, wanted to build a competitive edge by
      enhancing capacity and expanding its offerings. VodafoneZiggo
      selected Red Hat OpenStack Platform as the open, scalable foundation
      for its Virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) deployment, removing
      its reliance on legacy technologies and adding capabilities to more
      freely scale and innovate.

    Continued focus to OpenStack innovation

    As a major contributor to the OpenStack project, Red Hat continues to
    focus on helping the community bring capabilities to bear to support new
    enterprise workloads and use cases. With the latest OpenStack release,
    Stein, this includes vGPU support for artificial intelligence (AI) and
    machine learning (ML) workloads such as time series forecasting. This
    enables many different business applications, from sales prediction
    tools to manufacturing or labor planning services.

    In addition, Red Hat’s continual refinement of IT architecture is
    helping to push OpenStack’s bare-metal capabilities forward, as well as
    the ability to distribute compute power for edge computing initiatives.
    This can create a unified application and operations experience for
    workloads, on one of the four footprints (public cloud, private cloud,
    virtualized, or bare metal), across locations—whether a core datacenter
    or dozens of small edge computing sites and the device edge.

    Red Hat OpenStack Platform 15, the next version of Red Hat’s massively
    scalable Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution, will be based on
    the innovations of the Stein release.

    Supporting Quotes

    Sandro Mazziotta, director, Product Management, NFV, Red Hat
    “A
    highly-scalable private cloud foundation offers a smoother onramp to
    hybrid cloud computing, which we help to meet with Red Hat OpenStack
    Platform. Organizations like the Algar Telecom, University of Adelaide
    and Vodafone Ziggo are able to empower their IT teams to innovate
    through cloud-native technologies, backed by greater confidence that
    they can expand, balance and manage the underlying infrastructure across
    their datacenter with Red Hat OpenStack Platform.”

    Pedro Fragola, IT Engineering Team Lead, Algar Telecom
    “With
    Red Hat’s team of local consultants and products including Red Hat
    OpenStack Platform, we have been able to provision new application
    environments in just a few hours, train and mentor customer teams to be
    immediately productive and scale our new infrastructure more quickly so
    that we can add resources and new capabilities on demand.”

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