Cisco and Pink Hat Proceed to Evolve Their Collaboration with Optimized Options

Co-authored by , Pink Hat, Director World Alliances

After greater than a decade of offering optimized options that simplify, streamline, and automate IT operations, Cisco and Pink Hat proceed to enhance and broaden our choices with new options for our shoppers.

By collaborating successfully, we’re serving to prospects throughout industries to speed up cloud-native utility growth 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 know-how, shifting to hybrid cloud environments, and introducing containers and microservices. IDC analysis[1] 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 corresponding to storage, networking, service mesh, safety, serverless, construct pipelines, and varied PaaS options
  • Want for a big, efficient ecosystem to ship system software program in complicated environments
  • Modifications to foundational infrastructure to be able to implement full-stack containerizations
  • Managing enterprise-wide transitions for constructing cloud-native purposes and migrating current ones
  • Managing and scaling containers persistently throughout a number of clusters, platforms, and clouds
  • Aligning with the enterprise’s digital transformation technique and corresponding want to teach, prepare, 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 Pink Hat have broadened and deepened our choices to handle present shopper wants. We’re optimizing and aligning extra Cisco merchandise with Pink Hat software program platforms. As a long-time Pink Hat accomplice and buyer, Cisco is aware of the Pink Hat merchandise, and each organizations know methods to optimize their services successfully. Our technique of delivering platforms and providers 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 Pink Hat know-how for Cisco choices, serving prospects in a number of the most demanding environments to run important workloads and providers. Lots of our prospects on this area are communications service suppliers within the telecommunications section. They require excessive scalability and dependable efficiency to satisfy their shoppers’ wants. Our robust file of collaboration and supply supplies the muse for newer initiatives.
  • Compute area: Pink Hat OpenShift: Pink Hat OpenShift mixed with Cisco UCS X-Collection and Cisco Intersight supplies a validated, high-performance platform for accelerating cloud-native utility growth and the journey to hybrid cloud. By supporting Cisco options on Pink Hat OpenShift, we will allow totally different deployments primarily based on the shopper’s goal atmosphere, whether or not digital or naked steel, in any location (knowledge heart, edge, co-located platforms, or a mixture). Purchasers can run a number of capabilities and workloads at scale, with centralized administration throughout the atmosphere. These optimized, multi-faceted options embrace merchandise from our broader accomplice ecosystem (e.g., NetApp and Pure). Our pretested Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs) are reviewed and supported by Pink Hat, to assist our shoppers pace implementation, cut back danger, and deploy options with better confidence.
  • Automation: Including automation capabilities continues to develop in significance for our shoppers. With Pink Hat Ansible Automation Platform, organizations can construct and function IT automation at scale, from hybrid cloud to the sting. Our in depth collaboration on this space encompasses compute, networking (knowledge heart, cloud, and enterprise), and security-focused capabilities. Ansible Automation Platform helps automate virtually each Cisco machine, community controller, and platform whereas permitting shoppers to progress at their very own tempo. The pre-designed scripts and playbooks ship absolutely automated and self-service capabilities with a constant person expertise.

Delving deeper

Our complementary services ship scalability, flexibility, and enhanced safety capabilities for digital transformation and knowledge heart modernization. You may study extra about how Cisco and Pink Hat are collaborating to satisfy evolving buyer wants at our upcoming conferences: (Could 23-25, 2023) and (June 4-8, 2023). It’s also possible to preview all of the deliberate for Cisco Dwell! 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 to learn the way we’re serving to organizations set up their hybrid cloud architectures for the following decade.




[1] , IDC Market Forecast, October 2022.


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