Huawei signed an enterprise Linux OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) agreement with Red Hat, Inc., a provider of open source solutions, at Hannover Messe 2017.
The agreement focuses on collaboration between Huawei and Red Hat to deliver advanced technology and service collaboration around Huawei servers and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
The agreement announces Huawei as a Red Hat OEM partner, enabling customers to purchase a complete solution from Huawei along with services and support. The agreement signing continues Huawei’s collaboration with Red Hat.
Red Hat plans to offer solutions backed by technical service for Huawei servers, including Huawei’s rack, blade, and high-density servers, as well as the KunLun Mission Critical Servers.
“Red Hat and Huawei have been collaborating for a long time. The signing of the OEM partner agreement sets a milestone in our history of collaboration,” said Qiu Long, President, IT Server Product Line, Huawei. He went on to stress that the combination of Huawei servers and Red Hat Enterprise Linux is aimed at delivering solutions enhanced with cutting-edge technologies and products and higher competitiveness. Qiu Long added, “Red Hat pioneers in-depth expertise in the OS and enterprise-grade solution domains, while Huawei has established itself as a recognized provider of IT infrastructures. Huawei plans to continue its collaboration with Red Hat to provide customers with more products and solutions that can unlock more innovation power and cost-benefits for them. Together, we aim to be better positioned to become enterprises’ best ICT partners.”
At the signing ceremony, Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen, Red Hat’s senior vice president and general manager for the Asia-Pacific region, said, “Red Hat and Huawei have worked closely to enable enterprise ICT innovation through the power of open source. We aim to provide more solutions that can bring more choice and flexibility to our enterprise customers. We are excited to collaborate with Huawei to bring Red Hat Enterprise Linux to their offerings, and we look forward to continued collaboration with Huawei.”
Dr. Sen Ming Chang, president for the Greater China Region of Red Hat, said, “Red Hat is the largest open source technology solutions provider in the world, and more enterprise users are using Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Through our expanded work with Huawei, we aim to enable customers to take advantage of the powerful and flexible Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform on Huawei servers.”
According to the statistics released by Gartner for the server market of Q4 2016, Huawei servers have ranked globally No. 3 by shipment and No. 1 by growth rate. Huawei servers are serving over 5,000 customers in the world.
Red Hat is also an open source leader. Red Hat Enterprise Linux, launched in 2002, has now become a world-leading enterprise-grade OS and is a standard for performance, stability, and security features in the industry. More than 90% of the Fortune Global 500 companies use Red Hat solutions.