Red Hat and Intel Collaborate to Power Edge Innovation for Industry 4.0

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By Chantal Polsonetti
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Organizations today are faced with a growing volume of data gathered from various machines, IoT devices and sensors, which they must decipher and apply to effectively build intelligent business operations. This Edge Innovation for Industry 4.0phenomenon is at the core of the Industry 4.0 revolution as organizations turn to data-driven digital technologies to transform the ways in which they develop, produce and deliver products. Red Hat believes that, to operationalize at the edge and drive actionable insights with real business outcomes, organizations must unlock and harness extensive data through a hybrid cloud strategy based on open, connected systems from the datacenter to the edge to the cloud.

Edge is a natural extension of open hybrid cloud and, for many organizations, the next frontier. In establishing jointly supported labs and innovation centers, Red Hat and Intel aim to help organizations develop data-driven solutions and applications to support containerized hybrid cloud workloads and empower the industrial ecosystem with more sustainable operations and greater flexibility. From 5G to AI/ML to industrial use cases, Red Hat and Intel are teaming up to establish hands-on lab environments worldwide to accelerate innovation at the edge.

Red Hat and Intel are launching the Intelligent Edge Solution Center in Houston - a collaborative environment for customers and partners to co-develop integrated solutions to meet the needs of edge, AI/ML, and industrial use cases. The Center enables customers to collaborate directly with Red Hat, Intel, and their respective partner ecosystems in creating solutions based on Intel hardware that can used in manufacturing and process industries that meet industrial standards like Class 1, Division 2 (C1D2) and ATEX/IECEx. The Intelligent Edge Solution Center also features hardware from Advantech, Axiomtek, Lenovo, OnLogic, Rockwell Automation and Winmate that can support real-time workloads running partner software solutions from Inductive Automation, Intel, Matrikon, and others, in addition to Red Hat open-source technologies such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat OpenShift, and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform.

The Red Hat and Intel 5G and Edge Technology Lab in Singapore supports the creation of next-generation cloud-native network functions (CNFs) and edge computing use cases.  Red Hat and Intel are also jointly collaborating within the framework of a 5G Innovation Center located in Stockholm, Sweden. As part of the 5G Innovation Center, Red Hat and Intel are focused on driving the following engagements and demos:

  • Demonstrating end-to-end workflows based on 5G, AI/ML, and intelligent edge workloads supported by a diverse ecosystem of service providers, systems integrators and hardware and software vendors.
  • Enabling hybrid multicloud workloads using Red Hat Openshift, Azure Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS, and Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management.
  • Jointly developing infrastructure capabilities based on consumable reference architecture and blueprints to provide visual demos for leading innovations in key areas, including security, AI/ML, automation, power management, telemetry, and more.

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