New Delhi, India, March 5, 2015: Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, announced today the launch of the Red Hat Cloud Innovation Practice, a new global team of experts that will assist companies with more quickly on-ramping to the cloud. They will do this by providing solutions and services such as validated designs with reference architectures and agile methodology consulting, training, and support.
The Red Hat Cloud Innovation Practice is born out of the integration of technology and engineering expertise gained through the company’s 2014 acquisitions of leading Ceph storage system provider, Inktank, and cloud computing services provider, eNovance. Both companies provided the highly specialized skills, solution sets, methodologies and product expertise required to launch a truly forward-looking cloud practice capable of helping companies manage the complexities associated with the cloud.
With an eye on helping customers increase their business agility and ability to quickly adapt to changes in their environment, the Red Hat Cloud Innovation Practice can define and develop standard operational procedures, methodologies and governance for cloud and DevOps strategy development and deployments across Red Hat’s current portfolio of integrated products and services, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, OpenShift by Red Hat, Red Hat CloudForms, and Inktank Ceph Enterprise. The Red Hat Cloud Innovation Practice is designed to help customers reduce project risks, expedite delivery, and manage the lifecycle of individual solutions.
Additionally, the Red Hat Cloud Innovation Practice will aggregate product feedback and provide the technical leadership, evangelism, best practices, research, support and dissemination services needed to create relevant use cases outlining ways to help increase delivery efficiency, speed up deployments, and achieve a quicker return on investment.
John Allessio, vice president, Global Services, Red Hat, said, “We are excited to take the next step in bringing together these extraordinary organizations with the shared mission of supporting customer success as companies on-ramp to the cloud. By combining our unique software distribution and deployment approach with our award-winning products and services, we will be able to help customers of all sizes build an agile and DevOps friendly organization to meet the changing needs of their infrastructure demands. We hope that the Red Hat Cloud Innovation Practice will quickly become an industry-leading authority on new ways to deliver complex cloud environments.”