Co-authored by Juan Dewar, Crimson Hat, Director International Alliances
After greater than a decade of offering optimized options that simplify, streamline, and automate IT operations, Cisco and Crimson Hat proceed to enhance and broaden our choices with new options for our purchasers.
By collaborating successfully, we’re serving to prospects throughout industries to speed up cloud-native utility improvement and deployment journeys with ready-to-go options that enhance orchestration, monitor for important workloads with diminished administration interfaces, keep away from vendor lock-in, and help sustainability targets.
As a part of organizations’ ongoing IT modernization journeys, many are upgrading expertise, transferring to hybrid cloud environments, and introducing containers and microservices. IDC analysis highlights the challenges prospects face with their digitization initiatives, together with:
- Lack of expert container and Kubernetes directors to help broad platforms constructed round Kubernetes
- Complexities when incorporating a number of infrastructure and developer layers resembling storage, networking, service mesh, safety, serverless, construct pipelines, and numerous PaaS options
- Want for a big, efficient ecosystem to ship system software program in advanced environments
- Adjustments to foundational infrastructure to be able to implement full-stack containerizations
- Managing enterprise-wide transitions for constructing cloud-native purposes and migrating present ones
- Managing and scaling containers constantly throughout a number of clusters, platforms, and clouds
- Aligning with the enterprise’s digital transformation technique and corresponding want to coach, practice, and alter the mindsets of operators and builders
Constructing on our collaborative historical past of delivering validated, optimized options with constant administration from cloud to the sting, Cisco and Crimson Hat have broadened and deepened our choices to handle present consumer wants. We’re optimizing and aligning extra Cisco merchandise with Crimson Hat software program platforms. As a long-time Crimson Hat companion and buyer, Cisco is aware of the Crimson Hat merchandise, and each organizations know the best way to optimize their services and products successfully. Our technique of delivering platforms and companies that allow an open, hybrid cloud atmosphere spans a number of areas: embedded platforms, compute area, and automation.
- Embedded Platforms: All through our collaboration, we’ve optimized Crimson Hat expertise for Cisco choices, serving prospects in a few of the most demanding environments to run important workloads and companies. Lots of our prospects on this area are communications service suppliers within the telecommunications phase. They require excessive scalability and dependable efficiency to satisfy their purchasers’ wants. Our robust file of collaboration and supply gives the muse for newer initiatives.
- Compute area: Crimson Hat OpenShift: Crimson Hat OpenShift mixed with Cisco UCS X-Collection and Cisco Intersight gives a validated, high-performance platform for accelerating cloud-native utility improvement and the journey to hybrid cloud. By supporting Cisco options on Crimson Hat OpenShift, we will allow completely different deployments based mostly on the shopper’s goal atmosphere, whether or not digital or naked metallic, in any location (knowledge heart, edge, co-located platforms, or a mixture). Shoppers can run a number of features and workloads at scale, with centralized administration throughout the atmosphere. These optimized, multi-faceted options embody merchandise from our broader companion ecosystem (e.g., NetApp and Pure). Our pretested Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs) are reviewed and supported by Crimson Hat, to assist our purchasers pace implementation, cut back threat, and deploy options with larger confidence.
- Automation: Including automation capabilities continues to develop in significance for our purchasers. With Crimson Hat Ansible Automation Platform, organizations can construct and function IT automation at scale, from hybrid cloud to the sting. Our intensive collaboration on this space encompasses compute, networking (knowledge heart, cloud, and enterprise), and security-focused capabilities. Ansible Automation Platform helps automate virtually each Cisco gadget, community controller, and platform whereas permitting purchasers to progress at their very own tempo. The pre-designed scripts and playbooks ship absolutely automated and self-service capabilities with a constant consumer expertise.
Our complementary services and products ship scalability, flexibility, and enhanced safety capabilities for digital transformation and knowledge heart modernization. You’ll be able to study extra about how Cisco and Crimson Hat are collaborating to satisfy evolving buyer wants at our upcoming conferences: Crimson Hat Summit (Could 23-25, 2023) and Cisco Reside! (June 4-8, 2023). You can too preview all of the Crimson Hat occasions deliberate for Cisco Reside! 2023.
We plan to publish further blogs that discover the applied sciences launched right here in additional depth. Till then, we invite you to discover our partnership web page to find out how we’re serving to organizations set up their hybrid cloud architectures for the following decade.
 Worldwide Container Infrastructure Software program Forecast, 2022-2026, IDC Market Forecast, October 2022.
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