January 20, 2014

Dell and Red Hat Could Co-Engineer Success in the Cloud

As 2014 gets underway, one of the biggest stories in all of open source has to be the transformation going on at Red Hat as it moves from being squarely Linux-focused to becoming a big player in the cloud computing space. As The Register notes, the company has "scraped up its Linux, virtualization, OpenStack and cloud management businesses into a new infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) unit."

The company has also created an applications platform group responsible for JBoss and OpenShift. But the real ace-in-the-hole is that Red Hat has a far reaching deal with Dell in which Dell will effectively become an OEM for Red Hat's Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, by selling systems that run it.


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