Red Hat has put its weight behind the Facebook-backed Open Compute Project to ensure that Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides full support for the open datacentre platform.
The Red Hat open source platform will be certified for two currently running Open Compute Project systems.
Supporting the project allows Red Hat to ensure that companies using the open systems will be able to run Red Hat software, and the company eventually plans to certify Red Hat Enterprise Linux as well.
"Red Hat was built on the principles of openness, collaboration and technology contribution that define the open source development model," said Red Hat chief technology officer and vice president of engineering Brian Stevens.
"With our consistent focus on innovation and end-user value, it was natural to take part in this project to not only extend the benefits of Red Hat products to these systems, but to expand the reach of open source technologies as a whole."
The project is backed by Facebook, which is sharing lessons learned from the development of its datacentres with the rest of the computing market.
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