UPDATED 15:00 EST / AUGUST 21 2015


Cisco, Red Hat create platform for IoT innovation | #OpenStack

“We’re building a platform … so that people can consume on demand, as they need it, what they’re looking for,” said Chris Wright, chief technologist for Red Hat, Inc. Wright, along with Dave Ward, CTO of engineering and chief architect at Cisco Systems, Inc., joined theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s production team, at OpenStack Summit Vancouver 2015 discuss the current Red Hat/Cisco partnership that aims to bring open source to the next level, making it a carrier-grade technology.

According to Ward, a co-development model is now essential for innovation. “Open source has become the industry de-facto standard,” he said. “If you want to un-cluster a situation, do it together, do it in the open and make it better top to bottom.”

Bulletproof, enterprise-grade reliability

Deploying, maintaining and managing an open-source Cloud is complicated, and according to Ward, “Automation is necessary but not sufficient to guarantee a service.“ He believes that the fundamental problem is above the infrastructure: “The Cloud is part of the network; the network is part of the Cloud. All these tools have to come together.”

Ward envisions a huge potential for the future, with the coming of the IoT bringing 10 billion more devices to the Internet that will need to be managed, named, orchestrated and secured. He sees the Cisco/Red Hat platform enabling entrepreneurs to capitalize on this new growth sector.

“I think both of us would like to see entrepreneurs building their new businesses on top of our technology because it’s so stable, so pervasive and so easy to use.”

Watch the full interview below, and be sure to check out more of SiliconANGLE and theCUBE’s coverage of OpenStack Summit Vancouver 2015.

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