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INTELLIGENT INTELLIGENT BRANDS BRANDS // Data // Centres Cabling Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Cloud bridges data centre and edge deployments ///////////////////////////// New offering brings together Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Ceph Storage to provide an open platform for innovation at the edge. R ed Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, introduced Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Cloud, an integrated solution for customers seeking to co-locate compute and storage functions in OpenStack environments. The new offering combines Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13 and Red Hat Ceph Storage 3 in a single user experience, supported by a common lifecycle for greater operational and organisational efficiency. Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Cloud offers an open platform to improve application portability between the data centre and the edge, especially critical to enterprises that historically didn’t have any choice outside of inflexible, proprietary systems. In addition, nodes in an OpenStack deployment are interoperable, giving customers the choice to use non- hyperconverged nodes across their networks, with hyperconverged nodes at the edge, further improving resource utilisation. By using existing skill sets in building private and hybrid cloud deployments, customers can innovate faster to address next-generation requirements for the edge. This announcement marks the release of the second component in Red Hat’s hyperconverged portfolio, following the introduction of Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Virtualization in June 2017, which combines Red Hat Virtualization and Red Hat Gluster Storage. Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Cloud provides a smooth customer experience from procurement to day three operations by delivering a pre-packaged solution with socket-pair pricing. The primary customer benefits can include: • Unified lifecycle management: Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Cloud helps create standardised private cloud building blocks, making it easier to enable continuous operations and manage OpenStack and storage functions as a single unit with configuration consistency across the supported lifecycle of the solution • Lower cost and greater operational flexibility: The new offering allows INTELLIGENTCIO 75