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

Co-authored by Juan Dewar, Purple Hat, Director International Alliances

After greater than a decade of offering optimized options that simplify, streamline, and automate IT operations, Cisco and Purple Hat proceed to enhance and develop 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 essential workloads with diminished administration interfaces, keep away from vendor lock-in, and help sustainability objectives.

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 advanced environments
  • Adjustments to foundational infrastructure with the intention to implement full-stack containerizations
  • Managing enterprise-wide transitions for constructing cloud-native functions 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, 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 Purple Hat have broadened and deepened our choices to handle present consumer wants. We’re optimizing and aligning extra Cisco merchandise with Purple Hat software program platforms. As a long-time Purple Hat associate and buyer, Cisco is aware of the Purple Hat merchandise, and each organizations know the right way to optimize their services and products successfully. Our technique of delivering platforms and providers that allow an open, hybrid cloud setting spans a number of areas: embedded platforms, compute house, and automation.

  • Embedded Platforms: All through our collaboration, we’ve optimized Purple Hat know-how for Cisco choices, serving prospects in a number of the most demanding environments to run essential workloads and providers. A lot of our prospects on this house are communications service suppliers within the telecommunications phase. They require excessive scalability and dependable efficiency to satisfy their shoppers’ wants. Our sturdy document of collaboration and supply supplies the muse for newer initiatives.
  • Compute house: Purple Hat OpenShift: Purple Hat OpenShift mixed with Cisco UCS X-Sequence 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 Purple Hat OpenShift, we will allow totally different deployments based mostly on the shopper’s goal setting, whether or not digital or naked metallic, in any location (information heart, edge, co-located platforms, or a mixture). Shoppers can run a number of capabilities and workloads at scale, with centralized administration throughout the setting. These optimized, multi-faceted options embody merchandise from our broader associate ecosystem (e.g., NetApp and Pure). Our pretested Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs) are reviewed and supported by Purple Hat, to assist our shoppers velocity implementation, scale back danger, and deploy options with better confidence.
  • Automation: Including automation capabilities continues to develop in significance for our shoppers. With Purple 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 (information heart, cloud, and enterprise), and security-focused capabilities. Ansible Automation Platform helps automate nearly each Cisco gadget, community controller, and platform whereas permitting shoppers to progress at their very own tempo. The pre-designed scripts and playbooks ship totally automated and self-service capabilities with a constant person expertise.

Delving deeper

Our complementary services and products ship scalability, flexibility, and enhanced safety capabilities for digital transformation and information heart modernization. You may study extra about how Cisco and Purple Hat are collaborating to satisfy evolving buyer wants at our upcoming conferences: Purple Hat Summit (Might 23-25, 2023) and Cisco Stay! (June 4-8, 2023). You can even preview all of the Purple Hat occasions deliberate for Cisco Stay! 2023.

We plan to publish extra blogs that discover the applied sciences launched right here in additional depth. Till then, we invite you to discover our partnership web page to learn the way we’re serving to organizations set up their hybrid cloud architectures for the subsequent decade.




[1] Worldwide Container Infrastructure Software program Forecast, 2022-2026, IDC Market Forecast, October 2022.


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