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Through extensive collaboration, Intel and Red Hat are delivering breakthrough capabilities for mission-critical computing, extending the exceptional value of their combined platforms into the core of the enterprise data center. With dramatic gains in performance, scalability and reliability offered by Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 6 running on powerful Intel® Xeon® processor-based servers—and more to come—their collaboration is driving tremendous innovation into the Linux ecosystem, establishing a powerful, open and unified foundation for virtualization and cloud computing.


Press

Red Hat Unveils Enterprise Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Roadmap and Strategy
Red Hat recently announced its strategy for Red Hat OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) to enable enterprises to take advantage of the benefits of PaaS by providing a consistent environment for both public cloud and on-premise datacenter usage. Under the roadmap, Red Hat plans to extend OpenShift PaaS to allow enterprises to use both leading-edge DevOps operational models, as well as traditional application management methodologies.

Fedora 14 Evolves Leading Edge Open-Source Technologies in Free Distribution
Fedora 14 is now available with compelling new features for developers, system administrators and open-source enthusiasts.

Red Hat Sets a New Standard for the Next Generation of Operating Systems
General availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, sets the scene for Red Hat’s server operating systems for the next decade, including its entry into the cloud computing space.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 Expands Technology Innovation Spanning Physical, Virtual and Cloud Environments
Adding features designed to operate across physical, virtual, and cloud deployments, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 also supports new features of the Intel® Xeon® processor 7500 series.

Red Hat Rolls Out Virtualization Platform for Heterogeneous Servers and Clouds
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, the newest product set in the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization portfolio, features comprehensive management tools for server deployments, from small business to the cloud.

Resources

Intel® Cloud Builders Guide: Scale-out Storage Usage Models:
Backup and Archive using GlusterFS

To meet escalating capacity requirements in the cloud, providers are turning to a “scale-out” storage infrastructure such as Red Hat Enterprise Storage, based on GlusterFS technology, which combines industry-standard servers and commodity storage components. This allows providers to scale resources to boost capacity, bandwidth, and I/O performance as required with minimal time to deployment and a lower total cost of ownership (TCO).

Intel® Cloud Builders Guide: Unified Networking: 10GbE iSCSI on Linux*
Storage solutions are critical elements of the overall cloud architecture, and unified networking based on 10 Gigabit Ethernet provides a cost-effective solution for cloud storage architecture based on commonly used Ethernet technology..

Intel® Cloud Builders Guide: Cloud Design and Deployment on Intel® Platforms:
Red Hat Cloud Foundations*

This guide gives details on how to enable data center virtualization with solid performance and scalability for Red Hat Enterprise Linux* and Windows* guests.

Intel® Cloud Builders Guide: Unified Networking:
10GbE FCoE on Red Hat Enterprise Linux*

Storage solutions and 10GbE networks are critical elements of the cloud architecture.

Intel and Red Hat: The Heart of a Next-Generation Data Center
The Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family and Red Hat Enterprise Linux* 6 enable next-generation data centers that help IT handle exponential growth of data and prepare for cloud computing.

Red Hat and Intel: New Horizons in Scalable Performance, Reliability, Security, and Efficiency
The Intel® Xeon® processor E7 family and Red Hat Enterprise Linux* 6 combine to create an extremely flexible, secure, and cost-effective computing environment.

Red Hat and Intel: Moving Intelligence Forward
Put state-of-the-art intelligence to work on the challenges of tomorrow by running Red Hat Enterprise Linux* 5.3 on the latest Intel® Xeon® processors.

Red Hat and Intel: Driving a New Era for the Data Center
Run your most demanding applications, while also cutting costs, on infrastructure built to handle it: servers based on the Intel® Xeon® processor 7500 series and 5600 series running Red Hat Enterprise Linux* 5.

Intel® Cloud Builder Guide: Cloud Design and Deployment on Intel® Platforms with Red Hat* Cloud Foundations
This reference architecture, based on Red Hat Cloud Foundations, provides detailed, cost-sensitive guidance to using existing investments in Red Hat Enterprise Linux in planned cloud infrastructures.

Server Refresh with Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2690 and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization: A Simple Path to Dramatic Performance and Cost Improvements
Continued enhancements to Intel platforms and KVM-based Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization make platform refresh an attractive proposition, but when to make the move? Intel and Red Hat commissioned Principled Technologies, a technology assessment and testing firm, to quantify some of the potential benefits. A middleware application was moved, without changes, from a bare-metal server based on the Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series to a virtual machine (VM) under Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.1 on the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2690. The VM delivered 90.3 percent greater application performance than the previous-generation bare-metal server. Even more dramatic results were generated by running a second, identical (but isolated) VM on the newer host: 143.8 percent greater application performance compared to the bare-metal server. Each VM had 16 virtual cores and 24 GB of virtual RAM, matching the 16 logical cores and 24 GB RAM on the bare-metal server. Both the VMs and the bare-metal server ran Red Hat Enterprise Linux* 5.8.2. This result demonstrates that open virtualization on refreshed servers, servers 2 years old or more, enables workloads to be supported on fewer hosts, reducing equipment and facilities requirements, as well as lowering operational expenses such as power, cooling, and support.

Proven Scalability for SAS 9.2: Scale up. Consolidate. Save.
Red Hat, SAS, NEC, and Intel collaborated to prove the linear scalability of SAS 9.2 running Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® on NEC’s newest Intel® Xeon® processor 7500 series-based platform.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Servers Overview
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization is built on proven, stable, and secure Red Hat Enterprise Linux including SELinux security technology developed in conjunction with the US Government.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization For Servers Datasheet
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers is an end-to-end virtualization solution that is designed to enable pervasive datacenter virtualization, and unlock unprecedented capital and operational efficiency.

KVM – Kernel Based Virtual Machine (whitepaper)
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization features a unique and revolutionary virtualization technology called KVM that converts the Red Hat Enterprise Linux kernel into a virtualization platform.

Server Refresh: Migrating Server Workloads to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on Intel® Xeon® Processor 2600-based Servers
Principled Technologies, a technology assessment and testing firm, virtualized a middleware application running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux hosted on a previous-generation bare-metal server onto a Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization VM on a two-socket server powered by Intel® Xeon® processors E5-2690. The migration caused minimal disruption and the single VM increased performance over the previous-generation server by 90.3 percent, with headroom to host additional applications. When a second VM was added to take advantage of the headroom, each VM still outperformed the previous-generation server, indicating that moving previous-generation servers to VMs backed by Intel® Xeon® processors E5-2690 can significantly improve overall Java performance while providing the benefits of both virtualization and new server technologies.

Migrating from UNIX/RISC* to Red Hat Enterprise Linux® on Intel® Processor-based Servers
Red Hat Enterprise Linux running on Intel® processor-based servers helps TCO by up to 50 percent versus comparable UNIX/RISC solutions, while providing a better foundation for growth.

Solaris* on Sun Fire* with Oracle to Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Dell PowerEdge with Oracle
This migration Guide that describes installing and setting up Red Hat Enterprise Linux* 5.2 and Oracle 11g on the Dell PowerEdge* R900 server.

Red Hat Solutions Guide
In today’s high-pressure economic environment, it has become imperative to have a well-developed open-source strategy.

The Perfect Storm – Why Now is the Time For Open-Source
With the global economic downturn, the value proposition of low-cost, high-return open-source solutions is resonating now more than ever.

Making the Move: When, What, and How to Migrate From Unix to Linux
A combination of business, economic, and technological factors are making the switch from UNIX to Linux an easy choice.

Case Studies

New Compute Options for Supply Chain Management
Building solutions on open source platforms from Red Hat with the Intel Xeon processor delivers benefits in the areas of performance and scalability, as well as security, reliability, and reduced cost required for mission-critical workloads such as Manhattan’s Warehouse Management System.

Open System Technologies (OST) Deploys Epic Software on Intel® Xeon® Processor-Based Blade Servers featuring Linux® for a New York Hospital
Open System Technologies chose Red Hat Enterprise Linux* and Intel Xeon processors for the Epic solution due to they both offer mission-critical service and support options.

Odyssey Logistics & Technology Migrates from UNIX* to Red Hat Enterprise Linux* on Intel® Xeon® Processor-based IBM Servers to Run Mission-Critical Supply Chain Operations
Migrating from HP-UX* and Microsoft Windows* to Red Hat Enterprise Linux* and multi-core Intel® Xeon® processor based servers delivered the ability to add transaction processing and storage capacity quickly and cost-effectively as business continues to expand.

Gap Inc. Direct Utilizes Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Likewise Enterprise for Security and Compliance of E-Commerce Sites and Back-End Production
Migrating from UNIX and Microsoft Windows* to Red Hat Enterprise Linux saved Gap, Inc. hundreds of thousands of dollars annually on reduced administrative and hardware costs associated with compliance and security requirements.

YPF Migrates SAP Applications to Red Hat on Intel
Migrating from Sun Solaris,* HP-UX, and IBM AIX* to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 with virtualization on Intel Xeon Processor-based IBM System x* servers reduced costs, boosted performance and efficiency of administrators, and increased internal customer satisfaction.

Wall Street Systems Boosts Revenues, Cuts Costs by Migrating to Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Migrating from Solaris on SPARC* servers to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Advanced Platform with integrated virtualization on Intel Xeon processor-based servers created new revenue opportunities, cut costs, and boosted operational efficiencies and system reliability.

Red Hat Delivers Unmatched Performance and Reduced Costs for Sabre Holdings, Travelocity
Migrating from Unix to Red Hat Enterprise Linux achieved system reliability, 90 percent cost savings, 3x performance gains, and unmatched scalability, while standardizing IT infrastructure.

SRI Ecuador Implements Red Hat Solutions: A Scalable, Reliable Platform to Provide Online Services to Taxpayers
Migrating from proprietary software to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, and from JBoss Application Server 2.4 to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform achieved an efficient, reliable, scalable and affordable platform.

Videos

2012 Red Hat Summit and JBoss World Keynote by Pauline Nist, GM of Enterprise Software at Intel
Learn how Intel uses open source software and industry-standard platforms to deliver innovation at scale. Within the next decade, Intel will build a processor with more transistors on chip than neurons in the brain. At the core of this transformation is the growing need to help businesses and consumers turn a deluge of data into a stream of insights. Intel has set its sights on the big challenges of ingesting data from billions of intelligent devices, analyzing it cost-effectively in hyper-scale datacenters, and bringing social experiences to mobile users around the world.

Red Hat Celebrates 10 Years of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Reaffirms Strategic Direction
In May 2012, Red Hat celebrated the 10th anniversary of its flagship solution, Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Red Hat, Intel and several other industry leaders talk about the company and this revolutionary solution—from their early days through their evolution over the last decade.

Red Hat/Intel Webinar: Scalable Storage for the Future
This webinar discusses how innovative technology from Intel and Red Hat can address the massive explosion of digital data in the data center to help drastically reduce storage costs and solve storage specific problems. We will review use cases and discuss the Intel and Red Hat vision for the converged infrastructure for servers and storage, a roadmap for the future.

Webinar: How To Improve Application and Service Availability Within Your IT Environment
This webinar, the first in the Value of Innovation series, talks about the latest reliability, availability and serviceability features delivered to IT system administrators through the collaboration between Red Hat and Intel.

Red Hat and Intel Collaborate to Empower Open-Source Software
Find out how Red Hat and Intel collaborated on Open Source technologies providing a fully-optimized solution for servers powered by the Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series.

Red Hat and Intel: Advancements for the Data Center
Paul Cormier, Executive Vice President and President, Products and Technologies, Red Hat provides an inside view of the collaborative work around the latest Intel Xeon processors and Red Hat products.

Take a Deeper Dive
Red Hat identifies the challenges and helps break the barriers to virtualization, so businesses of all sizes can put virtualization to work and obtain substantial advantages in operating cost and agility.

The Value of the Subscription
“We believe that the subscription model puts control back into the hands of the customer.”
– Iain Gray Red Hat VP, Customer Engagement

The Red Hat Way
“Customers at some point have to step back and say, ’What are my alternatives?’ And in software especially, there’s a great alternative and it’s called open-source...”
– Jim Whitehurst Red Hat President & CEO

Liberating Innovation
“...innovation is kind of this magic ingredient...it means having access to information and the ability to manipulate, change, and modify that information.”
– Michael Cunningham Executive VP & General Counsel

Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series Video
Red Hat Enterprise Linux,* in conjunction with the Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series, helps enterprises lower overall total cost of ownership.

Links

Red Hat Virtualization Landing Page
Learn everything you need to take full advantage of Red Hat Virtualization including implementations for servers as well as desktop environments.

Red Hat Migration Center
Whether you’re considering a middleware migration or a new platform, the Red Hat Migration Center lets you quickly see what changes are possible.

Fedora Mini Special Interest Group
The Fedora Mini SIG is a group of Fedora contributors that are interested in Fedora on small devices. Initially aimed at supporting NetBooks and Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs), it could over time be expanded to also cover things such as Set Top Boxes (STBs).

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 delivers commercial-quality open-source virtualization featuring Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor technology.

Red Hat Services
Red Hat consultants offer deep subject matter expertise combined with years of industry experience.

Intelligence Server Choice
Together, Red Hat and Intel are bringing solutions to the enterprise to support the most demanding application and IT infrastructure requirements.

Migrations and Dell
Working together, Red Hat, Intel, and Dell can save your organization precious IT money today, while helping you build a flexible IT infrastructure that’s ready for tomorrow.

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