Wipro and Red Hat have struck a deal to expand their partnership to accelerate deployment of open hybrid Cloud solutions.
As part of the expanded collaboration, Red Hat and Wipro will work together to develop and deliver enterprise-grade Cloud solutions to the market, and will also jointly deliver next-generation DevOps solutions for continuous integration and testing.
The relationship dates back to 2006 when Wipro became a Red Hat Ready Business Partner focusing on customer adoption and implementation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
In 2010, Wipro and Red Hat announced further collaboration, making Wipro a Red Hat premier partner.
As part of this most recent alliance expansion, Wipro becomes a premier, global systems integrator for Red Hat.
With the expansion, Wipro's open source infrastructure solution stack now includes Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Satellite, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, and OpenShift.
To support global adoption of OpenStack and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Red Hat and Wipro are collaborating to bring solutions for private, public and hybrid Clouds to their existing enterprise and telecom customers.
After piloting separately, they are now combining their efforts and knowledge around configuration, deployment, and management of OpenStack private Clouds.
Wipro has launched a demo-ready Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform environment in the Centre of Excellence at its Bangalore campus, enabling the companies to showcase their Cloud solutions.
Wipro's Open Source Practice will design a joint go-to-market and Cloud strategy for their clients.
It will also receive technical training and accreditation for open source through the Red Hat Online Partner Enablement (OPEN) program in order to deploy Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat CloudForms (Red Hat's hybrid Cloud management offering) and OpenShift (Red Hat's Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering) in its Open Source Centre of Excellence.
This will qualify Wipro associates who successfully complete the program as accredited sales specialists, sales engineer specialists and services delivery specialists for both IaaS and PaaS.
According to a company statement, Red Hat intends to work with Wipro to expand the Wipro portfolio to include service virtualisation, release automation/continuous delivery and continuous validation. These OpenShift integrated solutions will be designed to help customers to optimise their application development and delivery processes.
While the DevOps solutions using OpenShift can be used by customers as a standalone solution, the DevOps orchestrator, to be built by Wipro, will also integrated with the IaaS layer.
This will enable automation and application portability ranging from on-premise, private Cloud datacenters to the public Cloud.
Red Hat open stack general manager, Radhesh Balakrishnan, said the industry had recognised the potential of OpenStack to transform the Cloud for enterprises and telecommunications service providers alike by providing an open alternative.
"Customers and partners around the globe are excited by its potential and are actively evaluating and planning deployments," he said.
"We're excited about working with Wipro to expand OpenStack's reach, and helping to meet this growing interest through joint solutions built around Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, and by combining our mutual OpenStack and Cloud know-how."
Wipro vice president and global head of systems, Anuj Bhalla, said IT environment scenarios were evolving and merging on-premises and off-premises infrastructure set ups.
"With the advent of hybrid environments, we see a lot of synergy with Red Hat's end to end offering that enables customers through the transformation journey of their IT landscape especially on the open stack based Cloud initiatives," he said.
"We are scaling new areas of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform in our CoE to improve customer experiences."