Redhat Corporation Inc. and Semantec Corp. is now having a partnership which aims to give out agile private and hybrid clouds and create highly resilient datacenters. They will be having a mutual partnership that will extend to their engineering, marketing, support, and sales groups. This partenership will give organizations confidence in deploying business-critical applications.

The cloud and datacentre will now have more flexible and open environment in terms of hardware, software and operating systems during their partnership. It will provide solutions of “automated off-premise disaster recovery; improved storage management for multi-operating system, multi-storage datacenters; and cost-effective failover for Oracle databases”.

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux has the Automated Off-Premise Disaster Recovery Cluster Server which provides off-premise disaster recovery for organizations operating over long distances, automating global failover of multi-tiered applications to any disaster recovery (DR) site. Its Cluster Type Server gives data replication layer and provides a single-click DR experience. This gives users ability to enable simple DR workflow. In this way, it will provide non-disruptive failover testing to ensure that recovery is configured to work properly when it is needed.

Many organizations now purchase and implement storage solutions from multiple vendors. This results to operational complexity into the storage environment and often results in the lack of critical data availability across heterogeneous environments. The Red Hat Linux Enterprise has solution to this. Its Storage Foundation Dynamic Multi-Pathingprovides a uniform cross-platform solution that eases management across any OS and all storage platforms. This solution gives organizations choice of having ost-effective storage and have the ability to negotiate better prices on storage hardware.

Symantec’s market-leading Cluster File System, Cluster Server and Storage Foundation, along with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, will give basis for the joint architecture. More information about the partnership will be made available at a later date.

These are supporting quotes for their joint solution:

“Red Hat Enterprise Linux is the fastest-growing platform for our storage management and high availability software as an increasing number of customers deploy Linux to increase agility and stay competitive,” said Francis deSouza, group president, Enterprise Products and Services, Symantec. “We’re strengthening our partnership with Red Hat to ensure companies are confident that their information is protected as they modernize their data centers and build resilient private clouds.”

“Working closely together, Red Hat and Symantec offer joint customers tremendous value with an open source, secure pathway to modernize their legacy IT architectures,” said Paul Cormier, president, Products and Technology at Red Hat. “We’re pleased to expand our long-term collaboration with Symantec to bring our leading Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating platform and Symantec’s compelling technologies together to enable our joint customers with further choice and flexibility for their IT infrastructures.”

“As we’ve written previously, IDC believes Linux will be one of two primary operating systems that will power public cloud infrastructure,” said Al Gillen, vice president, system software, IDC. “Symantec and Red Hat teaming to improve data availability and disaster recovery in data centershas the added benefit of bridging these datacenters to Linux-based cloud infrastructure, enabling today’s enterprise customers to leverage cloud computing where it makes best sense.”

“We have Symantec’s Storage Foundation High Availability running on Red Hat Linux, and are excited to test the joint architecture from the companies addressing our needs for Oracle database failover and off-premise disaster recovery to fully protect our business-critical information,” said Ismael Moreno, IT Manager SESCAM. “We believe that this will not only better protect our information and applications, but protect us from vendor lock-in, giving us the ability to replace storage hardware without disruption.”