Persistent, Red Hat launch centre of excellence to accelerate hybrid cloud adoption

Persistent, Red Hat launch centre of excellence to accelerate hybrid cloud adoption
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30 Jul, 2020

Information technology (IT) services firm Persistent Systems has partnered with Red Hat to launch a centre of excellence (CoE) to accelerate enterprise hybrid cloud journeys.

The Red Hat CoE will be an innovation hub for Kubernetes-based containerisation or virtualisation of enterprise applications on Red Hat’s OpenShift platform, the companies said in a statement. The partnership will see Pune based Persistent accelerate workload portability through OpenShift across public cloud providers such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and IBM Cloud.

“The flexibility and competitive advantage from our relationship with Red Hat and our partnerships with all the leading cloud vendors can help organisations scale and accelerate their transformation to a digital enterprise. We are helping them embrace their own unique digital mosaic, for which a modern hybrid cloud foundation is essential,” Jiani Zhang, president of the alliance and industrial solutions unit at Persistent, said. 

Persistent said that it had trained over 2,000 professionals on containerisation and Kubernetes, while earning accreditation from Red Hat. It added that CoE brings together deep engineering and technology experience of the services firm with proprietary accelerators and methodologies, like the Persistent Digital Greenhouse approach to speed up Red Hat OpenShift deployments. 

“OpenShift provides the industry’s most comprehensive enterprise Kubernetes platform and its scale with the simplicity of operators and Red Hat’s overall commitment to open source innovation. The CoE will help customers quickly develop modern applications and accelerate their digital transformation efforts,” Julio Tapia, senior director of partner ecosystem for cloud platforms at Red Hat, said.

According to Persistent, it has containerisation and cloud deployment experience from hundreds of projects undertaken every year across all major cloud platforms. The partnership gives the company the capacity to rapidly scale teams to deploy workloads on Red Hat OpenShift depending on the client’s needs, it added.

Last month, Armonk, New York headquartered technology and Red Hat's parent firm IBM announced a partnership with Persistent to accelerate the deployment of its Cloud Pak solution.

Last year, the Bombay Stock Exchange-listed IT firm appointed Christopher O’Connor as its CEO, replacing Anand Deshpande, who founded and has led Persistent Systems since 1990. The company has more than 11,000 employees around the world.