Cisco and Red Hat have unveiled an integrated infrastructure solution for OpenStack-based cloud deployments. The two companies are also expanding their relationship, accelerating collaboration around OpenStack, Application Centric Infrastructure and Intercloud.
Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform (UCSO) will combine Cisco Unified Computing (UCS), Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform now. The UCSO solution is expected to feature three offerings: a Starter Edition that enables installation for enterprise private clouds; an Advanced Edition that enables rapid deployment and operation of large scale private clouds; and an Advanced ACI Edition delivering policy-driven infrastructure deployment and operation for large scale clouds by utilizing Cisco ACI. The UCSO Starter Edition is expected to become generally available by the end of 2014.
Cisco and Red Hat will also collaborate around three new areas: OpenStack, Application Centric Infrastructure and Intercloud. Together, the two companies aim to deliver a set of Intercloud-ready solutions.