In addition to learning about the new relationship between Red Hat and Cisco, solution providers were also given previews of other upcoming new products from IBM and Red Hat.
Bob Galush, vide president of System x high volume servers and options in IBM's Systems & Technology Group, said his company this week plans to unveil a new high-density storage appliance, the x3650, which squeezes 12 GB of capacity into a 2U enclosure.
Jim Totton, vice president and general manager for platforms at Red Hat, said version 7.0 of his company's Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is in beta and scheduled to be released this year.
Totton did not unveil any technical details for RHEL 7.0 but said that customers with existing RHEL licenses will be able to upgrade to 7.0 at no charge.
Red Hat executives said the company will also soon introduce open source tools related to business process management (BPM) technology Red Hat got with its 2012 acquisition of Polymita.
Steve Gasser, director of channel marketing for Red Hat, said in a breakout session at the conference that his company will shortly start a joint campaign with CommVault featuring that company's storage software together with Red Hat Enterprise Storage, which is based on Red Hat's 2011 acquisition of Gluster.
PUBLISHED JAN. 15, 2013