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China’s Inspur forms partnership with Red Hat

RedHat logoA strategic deal has been announced between Chinese technology manufacturer Inspur and the open sourcerers of Red Hat to combine the latter’s Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 operating system with Inspur’s x86 platform products, according to the China Tech News website.

Inspur and Red Hat will become OEM partners under the agreement.

As the first step in their collaboration, Red Hat will provide full technical and service support for Inspur’s nine kinds of X86 computing products, whilst Inspur will preferentially recommend Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 operating system to its users in return. Both parties will co-operate in cloud computing, big data, storage and virtualisation services in the future.

Last year Inspur had 19% market share of the server market, ranking first in China and fifth in the global market. With an annual increase of 288%, Inspur was reportedly the fastest-growing manufacturer in the world. Red Hat has been leading the open source sector and its Red Hat Enterprise Linux has been a leading enterprise operating system since its launch more than 10 years ago.