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NEC and Red Hat expand global collaboration to drive IT modernisation

NEC and Red Hat expand global collaboration to drive IT modernisation

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NEC and Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open-source solutions, have announced an expanded global collaboration to drive IT modernisation and Digital Transformation on Red Hat OpenShift. 

NEC now recognises Red Hat OpenShift, the industry’s leading enterprise Kubernetes platform, as its preferred container platform for mission-critical applications. This expansion will strengthen the technical cooperation between the two companies in this area, including the formation of a Centre of Excellence and joint technology development.

“Our expanded collaboration with NEC focuses on simplifying a broad range of transformative enterprise initiatives by delivering solutions built on a single, standardised, innovation platform in Red Hat OpenShift,” said Matt Hicks, President and CEO, Red Hat. “With Red Hat’s hybrid cloud expertise and NEC’s skill in delivering industry-specific solutions, we’re providing our joint customers with the capabilities they need to fully evolve into digital enterprises, without miring them in complexity.”

NEC was recently announced as a Red Hat Premier Business Partner and was the first certified partner to support Red Hat OpenShift in Japan. Since then, NEC has emphasised helping customers to deploy and operate solutions on container applications, including Red Hat OpenShift.

Building on a longstanding relationship, the two companies plan to deliver solutions using Red Hat OpenShift to support NEC offerings such as Core DX, Global 5G, Digital Finance and Digital Government to customers globally. Red Hat OpenShift provides a more consistent, powerful container platform to help organisations build, deploy and run applications across IT environments, whether on-premises, in the cloud or at the Edge. 

In combination with NEC’s portfolio of solutions, customers can more effectively manage hybrid cloud, multi-cloud and Edge deployments to meet their business needs and scale into the future. 

NEC and Red Hat are working together in the following areas to deliver greater support for global enterprise transformation:

  • Collaborative Centre of Excellence – NEC and Red Hat will organise a joint technical support system consisting of more than 100 personnel from both companies, mainly architects who are familiar with container technology and Red Hat products so that customers can use NEC’s solutions together with Red Hat OpenShift with confidence. The two companies will contribute to improving the quality and reliability of customers’ IT system infrastructure and applications by consistently providing best practices in system design, technical support and evaluation environments for deploying each solution. This will be the first Centre of Excellence of its kind jointly offered by Red Hat and a Red Hat Premier Business Partner in Japan and one of the largest in Asia
  • Joint technology development – NEC and Red Hat will strengthen joint engineering activities, including Kubernetes community collaboration and co-located global engineering resources to expand NEC’s solutions with Red Hat OpenShift. With deeper technical collaboration, the companies intend to cooperate in providing end-to-end solutions with Red Hat OpenShift that reflect the requirements of mission-critical applications, such as improved availability and operational continuity and support services for mission-critical areas that can more quickly resolve customers’ technical issues
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