Red Hat collaborates with Vodafone Idea to change data centres


An American multinational software company providing open-source software products Red Hat has entered into a partnership with Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL).

The partnership aims to change its distributed network data centres to open standard, open interfaces based ‘Universal Cloud’, where the shared software platform can run multiple workloads. The workloads like third party applications across all its distributed cloud location, IT and Network.

The deal will also be extended to serve the third-party workload.

VIL will now transform 100+ data centres across a Universal Cloud.

“OpenStack Platform is enabling VIL to design efficient pods, which can be geographically distributed and taken closer to the end-users, helping to reduce latency and enable an optimal user experience,” Red Hat said.

VIL along with Red Hat open APIs will now deliver actionable insights to its enterprise users. This, in turn, will help these users to create a competitive advantage. It also plans to set up a team of DevOps in order to co-create new solutions, innovation.

“By adopting a more agile, DevOps-cantered workflow based on Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud technologies, VIL customers can more quickly adapt to changing market conditions. We look forward to continuing our work with VIL as they look to build out additional offerings on this flexible platform,” Marshal Correia, Vice President and General Manager, Red Hat India said.

“Our collaboration with Red Hat has helped us deploy Universal Cloud-based on open standards and systems. Effective working with various ecosystem stakeholders and rapid development cycles has enabled us to design efficient pods for widely distributed deployments running throughput intensive workloads. We now plan to extend this Universal Cloud as a platform to third-party workloads,” Vishant Vora, Chief Technology Officer, Vodafone Idea Limited said.