Fujitsu And Red Hat Team Up...In The Cloud!

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Red Hat, the company responsible for delivering Linux and a myriad other open source solutions, has today announced an expanded partnership with Fujitsu that extends the technology leaders' collaboration to the cloud. We're starting to hear more and more about the cloud these days, and it's not a surprise. As Internet connections become easier to find, companies are relying more and more on data stored on a remotely accessible server. Why carry around local files when you can keep them in the cloud, accessible by everyone, from anywhere? The infrastructure is sliding into place to support a cloud-driven world, and both Red Hat and Fujitsu have every intention on being on the cutting edge of that.

The two already have a long-term partnership, and building upon that they have made Red Hat Enterprise Linux available as a guest operating system on Fujitsu's “On-Demand Virtual System Service” public cloud. The combination of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fujitsu's enterprise-ready “On-Demand Virtual System Service” offers customers a powerful infrastructure for the cloud with proven Red Hat technologies and enterprise-class support from Fujitsu, backed by Red Hat. This obviously works out well for both companies; Fujitsu is able to provide yet another open source OS their customers, while Linux gets more exposure. A win-win, for sure.

Red Hat Expands Partnership with Fujitsu Extending to the Cloud

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Now Available on Fujitsu's “On-Demand Virtual System Service” Cloud

RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced an expanded partnership with Fujitsu that extends the technology leaders' collaboration to the cloud. Building on the companies' long-term partnership, Red Hat Enterprise Linux is now available as a guest operating system on Fujitsu's “On-Demand Virtual System Service” public cloud.

    “Fujitsu's 'On-Demand Virtual System Service' delivers bundled virtualized ICT infrastructure, including server, storage, network and security features, as well as software from Fujitsu and its major partners through configuration templates over a network”

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is an effective platform for running applications in the cloud with its broad base of developers and extensive ecosystem of certified applications that allow for flexibility, portability and scalability. The combination of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fujitsu's enterprise-ready “On-Demand Virtual System Service” offers customers a powerful infrastructure for the cloud with proven Red Hat technologies and enterprise-class support from Fujitsu, backed by Red Hat.

“With the performance and reliability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, customers can more easily scale with business needs in the cloud,” said Scott Crenshaw, vice president and general manager, Cloud Business Unit at Red Hat. “The availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Fujitsu's 'On-Demand Virtual System Service' offers enterprises a strong foundation on which to extend to the cloud that combines the unique expertise of two industry leaders.”

“Fujitsu's 'On-Demand Virtual System Service' delivers bundled virtualized ICT infrastructure, including server, storage, network and security features, as well as software from Fujitsu and its major partners through configuration templates over a network,” said Chiseki Sagawa, president, Service Oriented Platform Strategy & Development Office at Fujitsu. “With the availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux on our service, our customers can access the leading distribution of enterprise Linux in the world. Through our collaboration with Red Hat, we are able to provide this highly demanded service to our customers.”

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is initially available on Fujitsu's “On-Demand Virtual System Service” in Japan, with global availability expected. To access Fujitsu's “On-Demand Virtual System Service”, visit http://fenics.fujitsu.com/outsourcingservice/saas/plat/sop/.

For more information about Red Hat and cloud computing, visit www.redhat.com/cloud.

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coolice replied on Thu, Feb 10 2011 6:14 PM

I'm curious how much they'll charge for this service and whether it will make a big impact when compared to the Windows Cloud services.

Not too long ago i was talking to a small consulting company, who were using red hat to run their core services... they werent too happy. They said everyone in their team was to used to the windows environment.

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