In a major announcement from Dell Computer back in May, the company announced that its public cloud ecosystem and strategy would be centered on partners Joyent, ScaleMatrix and ZeroLag, and would emphasize its acquisition Enstratius. As covered here, the move was widely interpreted as a move away from commitment to the OpenStack cloud computing platform, which Dell had previously aligned itself behind. Dell's move also came on the heels of IBM stepping away from what had been a strong commitment to OpenStack.
Now, though, Dell and Red Hat have announced that Dell will effectively become an OEM for Red Hat's Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, by selling systems starting early next year that run the platform. Dell is also joining the Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network as an Alliance Partner.