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Telefonica Launches Its New Red Hat OpenShift Service

Telefonica Launches Its New Red Hat OpenShift Service

Telefonica Tech has just announced its new partnership with Red Hat and IBM to create and develop a new multi-cloud service portfolio known as the Telefonica Red Hat OpenShift Service (TROS) platform.

As Telefonica Tech’s new multi-cloud container service platform, TROS is expected to be an advanced solution of the company’s multi-cloud proposal of containers that until now Telefonica Tech offered under the name ‘Cloud Garden’ in its cloud on ‘Virtual Data Center’, VDC. The new Telefonica Red Hat OpenShift Service platform is therefore created to further allow deployments on infrastructures of hyperscalers, making it easier for customers to migrate workloads between different clouds and different locations.

“This strategic agreement allows us to strengthen our differential multicloud offer by integrating world class technologies from Red Hat and IBM and consolidate our position as a leading partner for the digital transformation of businesses,” said Maria Jesus Almazor, CEO of Cybersecurity and Cloud at Telefónica Tech.

“We continue to evolve our ecosystem of alliances to enhance the digital capabilities of our professionals and to include in our portfolio the most innovative proposals in the market, fundamental aspects to continue offering the best service to our customers.”

As announced, the new, open hybrid, multi-cloud solution will allow Telefonica Tech to strengthen and differentiate its value proposition, and provide more flexibility to its customers in their digital transformation and application modernization journey across markets where Telefonica Tech is present.

The agreement also enables Telefonica Tech to develop additional services on TROS based on Red Hat technologies and IBM Cloud Paks so that customers can accelerate their transformation to cloud-native applications, enabling a more consistent user experience both in their own cloud and on hyperscalers environments.

“This alliance enables us to take a quantum leap in our business collaboration with Telefonica Tech to continue co-creating enterprise multi-cloud and cybersecurity solutions that will enable companies around the world, across all industries, to implement their technology transformation strategies with greater speed, consistency and agility, while ensuring data control, privacy and reliability and increasing decision-making efficiency through the unique capabilities of IBM’s technologies,” said Horacio Morell, IBM General Manager for Spain, Portugal, Greece and Israel.

Red Hat also recently announced that its OpenShift Data Foundation is now included in Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus, with the aim of bringing together data services, including software-defined storage and its Kubernetes platform into a single solution.