Vodafone Idea taps Red Hat to transform data centers

Red Hat announced that Vodafone Idea is using Red Hat OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform and Red Hat Enterprise Linux to transform its distributed network data centers to open standards.
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Vodafone Idea, as part of the largest distributed cloud deployment in India, aims to transform its 100+ data centers across a “Universal Cloud,” where a shared software platform is capable of running multiple workloads.

Red Hat, an IBM company, said its OpenStack Platform is enabling Vodafone Idea to design efficient pods, which can be geographically distributed and taken closer to the end- users, helping to reduce latency and enable an optimal user experience.

Vodafone Idea can use Red Hat’s open APIs to deliver actionable insights to its enterprise users.

Vodafone Idea plans to set up a DevOps team in India in association with Red Hat to drive more consistent innovation and to help co-create new solutions and extend the platform to start-ups and developers.

Vodafone Idea will deploy Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform to automate workflows, and extend self-provisioning to enterprise customers.

Vishant Vora, chief technology officer of Vodafone Idea, said: “Our collaboration with Red Hat has helped us deploy Universal Cloud based on open standards and systems.”

“By adopting a DevOps-centered workflow based on Red open hybrid cloud technologies, Vodafone Idea customers can more quickly adapt to changing market conditions” Marshal Correia, vice president and general manager, Red Hat India, said.