We share a couple of announcements made by Red Hat at the 2018 Partner Conference with regards to their fast-growing open source IaaS and Paas offerings. First of all, the open source conglomerate showcased the increased adoption of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform within the Asia Pacific by many of the region’s leading independent software vendors (ISV).
ISVs such as BoCloud (China), UEC Group Ltd. (China), Yusys Technologies Co. (China), EAB Systems (Hong Kong), Monoplus (Japan) and Biqmind (Singapore) are now offering solutions based on Red Hat OpenShift to help companies across various verticals, such as those in the financial services, IT, and oil and gas sectors accelerate their innovation journey.
To help enterprises in Asia Pacific capture emerging opportunities, ISVs in the region are integrating Red Hat OpenShift into products and services that can enable success for cloud-first customers. Red Hat OpenShift is built on open source innovation and standards including Kubernetes, the container orchestration engine, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and is trusted by many companies around the world. It provides a secure and stable platform for container-based deployments without sacrificing current investments, enabling mission-critical, traditional applications to coexist alongside new, cloud-native and container-based applications.
Meanwhile on the Infrastucture-as-a-Service (IaaS) front, Red Hat also announced that Fujitsu Limited has adopted Red Hat’s OpenStack Platform as an IaaS component of Fujitsu Cloud Service for OSS, its global hybrid cloud service offering. As a backbone for an open hybrid cloud, Fujitsu Cloud Service for OSS is designed to help enterprises more quickly develop cloud-native and traditional applications and services in an environment built from innovative, more reliable, and more secure open technologies.
The announcement displays the continued, long-standing collaboration between Red Hat and Fujitsu to offer hybrid cloud solutions based on open source. The collaboration started in 2003 with Fujitsu serving as one of the earliest Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to embrace Red Hat Enterprise Linux and expanded over the years to include Red Hat JBoss Middleware and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform to help drive the adoption of DevOps and cloud-native applications and Red Hat OpenStack Platform for private and hybrid cloud infrastructure.
Earlier this year, Fujitsu added Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform to service menu of Fujitsu Cloud Service for OSS, and became the first Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider to offer the Advanced Mission Critical Add-on for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, a long-life cycle support model for production environments running Red Hat Enterprise Linux. In May, Fujitsu began offering solutions based on Red Hat OpenStack Platform to help customers build private cloud environments.
With the announcement that it is now adopting Red Hat OpenStack Platform for Fujitsu Cloud Service for OSS, Fujitsu now aims to provide new higher value-added IaaS services for customers while reducing total operation costs by migrating its in-house developed OpenStack-based cloud to Red Hat OpenStack Platform. Fujitsu decided to migrate to Red Hat OpenStack Platform because of its reputation for innovation, global and award-winning customer support, and Red Hat’s achievements for open source software in the enterprise market.
Based on the community OpenStack project, Red Hat OpenStack Platform is designed to provide a framework for hybrid and private cloud platforms that pairs open innovation and agility with the stability, availability, and enhanced security frequently required for production environments. Red Hat recently announced the latest version of Red Hat OpenStack Platform, which helps to reduce the complexity of cloud management through containerizing OpenStack services, including networking and storage, while increasing flexibility for upgrades, rollbacks, and service management.