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Dell Technologies and Red Hat now offer customers within the Dell APEX program bare metal servers on which Red Hat OpenShift is installed and configured by default. This allows customers to better run and use Kubernetes clusters for their increasing number of workloads and save time.

According to Dell Technologies, the main reason for the partnership is that companies will spend less on manually installing Red Hat’s Kubernetes orchestration platform on their Dell PowerEdge servers themselves. This would save up to 10 days of work.

Also, this way, by taking them off within Dell APEX, they no longer have to largely update themselves. This allows them to better focus on building and deploying applications in their cloud environments.

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Combining the Dell servers with OpenShift in Dell APEX eliminates a virtual software layer that is no longer needed to install Red Hat OpenShift, Dell further indicates.

It also means that inferior performance disappears caused by running an additional layer of vm software. In this way, performance increases because the management framework developed by Red Hat is directly woed.

Both parties see opportunities for Dell servers with Red hat OpenShift especially for companies that still have most workloads running in on-premises environments. For reasons of data sovereignty, compliance and privacy, more and more cloud-based applications run in these types of environments.

AI models

This can also benefit companies that are increasingly using workloads to develop and train AI models. To this end, Dell Technologies and Red Hat have developed a Dell Validated Design for Red Hat OpenShift AI on APEX Cloud Platform.

This should make it easier to install large LLMs and the Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) framework. This framework can be used by companies to customize existing LLMs with their own data.

Dell APEX servers with Red Hat OpenShift are available immediately.

Tip: Red Hat now integrates OpenStack with Red Hat OpenShift