Telephone: 0114 2572 200
Email: info@ocf.co.uk

OCF achieves Red Hat Premier Partner for Cloud status

Red Hat Premier partner logo

OCF has achieved Premier Business Partner status with Red Hat

We are delighted to have successfully achieved Red Hat Premier Partner for Cloud status, becoming the first and only Premier Cloud partner in the UK with the ability to provide end to end Cloud services.

Red Hat Premier Cloud status demonstrates OCF’s commitment to Cloud Infrastructure technologies including OpenStack, Containerisation (OpenShift), and Cloud & Virtualised Infrastructure Management through CloudForms.

The level has been achieved through the completion of advanced technical, architecture and sales training and tests to further develop and demonstrate OCF’s expertise in this area.

The Premier level recognises OCF’s contribution to Red Hat and the Red Hat partner ecosystem and enables OCF to have the highest level of visibility at Red Hat and in the marketplace and access to the most competitive Red Hat pricing. The Cloud Infrastructure Specialist status means OCF gets priority when it comes to deploying Red Hat Cloud Solutions with our customers. Additional support and expertise are also available from Red Hat which can provide a rapid and in-depth response to any customer questions.

“We recognise that Red Hat’s Cloud products can offer excellent benefits to our customers. Being a Premier Cloud partner has enabled OCF’s sales and technical teams to develop their knowledge to provide customers with the most innovative solutions to meet their requirements,” says Mahesh Pancholi, business development manager, OCF plc. “This status complements OCF’s partner levels with other vendors and demonstrates our commitment to Red Hat.”

OCF started working in partnership with Red Hat in 2014. Since the partnership commenced installations have been completed at a number of customers including MRC eMedLab.

MRC eMedLab is a shared private-cloud infrastructure that provides efficient high throughput HPC facilities to the seven members of the eMedLab consortium; University College London, The Francis Crick Institute, Kings College London, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, and EMBL-EBI. The solution consists mostly of Lenovo (formerly IBM) Flex Systems and IBM  Spectrum Scale (formerly GPFS) Storage Servers and is controlled using Red Hat’s OpenStack Platform.

A wide range of medical research projects are supported by a private cloud environment, with the focus on building common tools and common ways of analysing and sharing the data. In total, there are over 20 different projects running on the MRC eMedLab infrastructure including a project looking at population levels and the prevalence of HIV and TB, how the pathogen/bacteria evolve and the genetics of human resistance, collaboration on research on rare diseases in children and linking genomics and brain imaging to better understand dementia.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent Comments

    December 2017
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
    27th November 2017 28th November 2017 29th November 2017 30th November 2017 1st December 2017 2nd December 2017 3rd December 2017
    4th December 2017 5th December 2017 6th December 2017 7th December 2017 8th December 2017 9th December 2017 10th December 2017
    11th December 2017 12th December 2017 13th December 2017 14th December 2017 15th December 2017 16th December 2017 17th December 2017
    18th December 2017 19th December 2017 20th December 2017 21st December 2017 22nd December 2017 23rd December 2017 24th December 2017
    25th December 2017 26th December 2017 27th December 2017 28th December 2017 29th December 2017 30th December 2017 31st December 2017

    Contact Us

    HEAD OFFICE:
    OCF plc
    Unit 5 Rotunda, Business Centre,
    Thorncliffe Park, Chapeltown,
    Sheffield, S35 2PG

    Tel: +44 (0)114 257 2200
    Fax: +44 (0)114 257 0022
    E-Mail: info@ocf.co.uk

    SUPPORT DETAILS:
    OCF Hotline: 0845 702 3829
    E-Mail: support@ocf.co.uk
    Helpdesk: support.ocf.co.uk

    DARESBURY OFFICE:
    The Innovation Centre, Sci-Tech Daresbury,
    Keckwick Lane, Daresbury,
    Cheshire, WA4 4FS

    Tel: +44 (0)1925 607 360
    Fax: +44 (0)114 257 0022
    E-Mail: info@ocf.co.uk

    OCF plc is a company registered in England and Wales. Registered number 4132533. Registered office address: OCF plc, 5 Rotunda Business Centre, Thorncliffe Park, Chapeltown, Sheffield, S35 2PG

    Website Designed & Built by Grey Matter | web design sheffield