QCT (Quanta Cloud Technology) is a global datacenter solution provider extending the power of hyperscale datacenter design in standard and open SKUs to all datacenter customers. Product lines include servers, storage, network switches, integrated rack systems and cloud solutions, all delivering hyperscale efficiency, scalability, reliability, manageability, serviceability and optimized performance for each workload. QCT offers a full spectrum of datacenter products and services from engineering, integration and optimization to global supply chain support, all under one roof. The parent of QCT is Quanta Computer Inc., a Fortune Global 500 technology engineering and manufacturing company.
QCT participates in the Ubuntu Cloud Partner Programme. This extensive partnership includes QCT hardware certification on the Ubuntu OS, participation in Canonical’s OpenStack Interoperability Lab (OIL) and the joint design, validation, and promotion of OpenStack Cloud Reference Platforms.
Integrated OpenStack Cloud Solutions
Canonical and QCT have been working closely to bring to market a line of integrated OpenStack cloud solutions which include customer-ready SKUs for Proof-of-Concept, Production-Ready HA, and Production HA architecture. The production HA solution is also Open Compute Project-compliant (white paper download below). The collaboration between Canonical and QCT has been extended by bundling Canonical’s innovative managed cloud services (Bootstack), based on Ubuntu reference architecture with QCT hardware.
The joint solutions are built upon Ubuntu OS, MAAS and Juju tools, and the Ubuntu OpenStack and are supported through Canonical’s Ubuntu Advantage Support Services. These solutions are designed with the purpose of making the acquisition and deployment of OpenStack based solutions simple and quick.
“When we launched BootStack, our successful managed cloud service, we were looking into allowing customers to consume OpenStack clouds in any datacenter of their choice; removing the pain of having to deploy it and operate it, making the adoption of this new technology easier. By adding the flexibility and reliability of QCT hardware and services as a bundled option we take one more step towards that OpenStack easiness we pursue.”
Arturo Suarez, Product Strategist/Manager, Canonical
“We welcome QCT into the Ubuntu Cloud Partner Programme. QCT’s hardware platforms are the perfect vehicle to create cost-effective, optimized solutions with Canonical’s Ubuntu OpenStack. By combining QCT’s OCP compliant platforms with Ubuntu the market leading cloud OS and OpenStack distribution, you get an OpenStack solution that Telecommunication and Enterprise customers can build on. When you add Canonical’s Juju and MAAS tools you get an easy to deploy OpenStack solution. Working with QCT we are making OpenStack easy.”
John Zannos, VP Cloud Alliances, Canonical
“Together, QCT and Canonical can deliver highly available OpenStack-powered clouds to our customers, with Canonical Ubuntu OpenStack on QCT datacenter hardware. Our customers can unlock the value of integrated solutions with clouds that combine rapid deployment with scaling as application demand grows. It’s all possible when partners join forces to deliver optimized and validated solutions.”
Mike Yang, General Manager, QCT