SOURCE: Nimbula


May 03, 2011 08:00 ET

Nimbula Partners With Red Hat to Support Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Deltacloud

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - May 3, 2011) - Today at the Red Hat Summit, Nimbula, the Cloud Operating System Company, announced that Nimbula Director will support Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 2.2, which provide a strong foundation for today's cloud deployments. Nimbula will also work with the Deltacloud community to ensure support for Nimbula Director in the Deltacloud project.

This new support enables enterprises and service providers to take advantage of recent advancements around virtualization, performance and security from one of the world's most trusted IT platforms and extend it into the cloud using their existing applications or management tools.

"Nimbula has brought an innovative cloud computing platform vision to the market," said Sarangan Rangachari, senior director, Cloud Ecosystem at Red Hat. "Nimbula is a great partner for Red Hat's open source cloud computing initiatives and our growing cloud ecosystem. This combination of technologies can benefit our customers' cloud capabilities and experience."

Based on Nimbula's Cloud Operating System technology, Nimbula Director delivers Amazon EC2-like services to both enterprises and service providers with high levels of scalability, automation, fine grained identity control, and next generation networking. Allowing customers to efficiently manage both on- and off-premises resources, Nimbula Director quickly and cost-effectively transforms inflexible, inefficient and under-utilized data centers into powerful, easily configurable compute capacity while supporting controlled access to off-premise clouds. Through the availability of the Nimbula Director with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, customers are offered the benefits of an innovative cloud operating system that supports existing IT initiatives and investments.

"We have been working with open source technologies provided by Red Hat from the very beginning here at Nimbula. Specifically, we have supported KVM as a hypervisor, and our customers have given consistent feedback that ours is the strongest solution for KVM-based clouds currently available. With today's announcement, Nimbula is taking that commitment further to deliver an integrated enterprise-class cloud operating system using Red Hat Enterprise Linux," said Chris Pinkham, Co-Founder and CEO of Nimbula. "We expect this to help our customers and reduce complexity for them as they will be able to leverage their existing experience and investment in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6."

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About Nimbula
Founded by the team that developed the industry-leading Amazon EC2, Nimbula delivers a comprehensive cloud operating system that uniquely combines the scalability and operational efficiencies of the public cloud with the control, security and trust of today's most advanced data centers. Nimbula was named one of the most promising startups in The Wall Street Journal and was dubbed "one of three cloud properties ready to burst" in Fortune. Nimbula is headquartered in Mountain View, California and has an office in South Africa. For more information, visit

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