Red Hat and Dell Ship DevOps in a Box for Beginners
Jim Whitehurst, President and CEO of Red Hat, opens the 2014 Red Hat Summit in front of a filled ballroom at Moscone Center South in San Francisco. (Photo: Red Hat)

Red Hat and Dell Ship DevOps in a Box for Beginners

Joint solution includes Red Hat's OpenShift PaaS and Dell server

Red Hat and Dell have teamed up on a DevOps starter pack. The two companies are trying to get in on the ground floor of new DevOps companies and those starting to adopt the DevOps methodology.

The starter pack consists of Red Hat's OpenShift Enterprise Platform-as-a-Service, Dell's PowerEdge R420 server, and partner services.

DevOps is the combination of development and operations. Software development and IT operations integrate into a collaborative entity to streamline IT processes.

Some consider DevOps a threat to traditional outsourcing, such as Pythian, a company that acquired into DevOps to evolve with the times. The starter pack will help partners to embrace the trend, maintaining and enhancing relationships with customers.

PaaS plays a key role in DevOps as it’s a quick way to develop, host, and scale applications in a cloud environment. OpenShift has a cartridge specification method which links key technologies and services into applications built on it.

Red Hat added a marketplace to OpenShift earlier this year to give PaaS users access to a variety of third-party offerings linking in through the specification.

The DevOps starter pack will be sold through Red Hat channel partners. The first partner is Vizuri.

"OpenShift Enterprise can help organizations to bridge the knowledge gap that accompanies initial setup and configuration of DevOps solutions,” Joe Dickman, senior vice president of Vizuri, said. “The DevOps Solution Starter Pack was created to alleviate these concerns and enable IT organizations to be more agile and responsive as they chart their path to the cloud while converging infrastructure and making modernization faster, easier, and with less risk."

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