Unisys and Red Hat have announced plans to offer an integrated Linux platform to enterprise customers. According to the companies, the partnership spans an array of initiatives, including joint marketing, customer support, the continued development of open-source roadmaps and training.
This announcement reinforces Red Hat’s strategy to work with partners and open-source developers to create enterprise options for customers building open-source architectures. It also highlights the Unisys strategy of developing an ecosystem around Intel-based platforms capable of supporting enterprise data centers.
“CIOs are increasingly looking to standardize their data center environments on Intel platforms and move away from expensive, proprietary Unix/RISC-based systems,” said Chander Khanna, vice president, Unisys platform marketing. “As the acknowledged leader in the delivery of high-end Intel solutions, Unisys is ideally suited to capitalize on new opportunities within the growing number of organizations selecting Red Hat Linux.”
The line of Intel-based Unisys ES7000 servers, running on both 32-bit and 64-bit Intel processors, from 4-way to 32-way, will be available with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
“With its heritage in mainframe-class, mission-critical technological innovation as well as deep experience in supporting key vertical applications, Unisys is a perfect fit for Red Hat’s continued commitment to further enhance the abilities of Linux in the enterprise space,” said Mike Evans, vice president of Partner Development at Red Hat.
The first Unisys servers integrated with Red Hat Enterprise Linux are available now.