Red Hat and Boston University Advance Open Hybrid Cloud Research and Operations at Scale

Apr 29, 2021 | Boston University, Featured News, Greater New England, News

Boston University (BU) has long been a big part of the Red Hat Research program and Red Hat’s academic collaboration generally. On April 27, the two organizations took that collaboration up a level. Red Hat is donating software subscriptions, valued at over half a billion dollars, to BU while also announcing a renewed and expanded commitment of $20 million to support research and deepen collaboration under the Red Hat Collaboratory at BU. 

Among the specific plans associated with this agreement are a joint operations research center to study automated hybrid cloud operations at a larger scale. This will bring together Red Hat operations engineers, BU researchers, faculty and students to advance operations and systems research using the cloud ops data generated by the open research cloud initiative. This is part of an increased focus on communities working in the open not just on the upstream code but on what’s needed to operate that code in a production environment as laid out by the Operate First concept.

Red Hat CEO, Paul Cormier, puts it this way: “By expanding our collaboration with BU, we can help advance the groundbreaking work on projects within the open research cloud initiative like the Mass Open Cloud. By working together, we can help deliver the next generation of open source technologies that solve real-world challenges as the industry moves to hybrid cloud as its preferred architecture and deployment model for the future.”

For more details, see the official press release from Red Hat and Boston University.

Red Hat President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Cormier and Boston University President Dr. Robert A. Brown about expanded collaboration.

Related Stories

Red Hat Collaboratory Announces 2022 Student Research Projects

Red Hat Collaboratory Announces 2022 Student Research Projects

On April 14, the Red Hat Collaboratory announced five newly funded Student Research Projects. As part of Boston University’s expanded partnership with Red Hat, the Student Research Projects aim to provide BU students with research and experiential learning...

Red Hat Collaboratory at Boston University Announces Recipients of Research Incubation Awards

Red Hat Collaboratory at Boston University Announces Recipients of Research Incubation Awards

the Red Hat Collaboratory at Boston University announced the inaugural recipients of the Red Hat Collaboratory Research Incubation Awards. The program, which aims to advance research in open source cloud computing systems, awarded $2.3M to 16 projects that will be driven by collaboration between Boston University faculty and students, Red Hat engineers, and industry collaborators

Three researchers from the Faculty of Informatics involved in Red Hat Research were awarded with the 2021 “MUNI Innovation Award”

Three researchers from the Faculty of Informatics involved in Red Hat Research were awarded with the 2021 “MUNI Innovation Award”

Masaryk University awarded the 2021 “MUNI Innovation Award” at its Business Research Forum on November 11, 2021. These new awards aim at individual students and employees whose outputs have been successfully implemented in practice, have helped improve products or services or have otherwise contributed to increasing the social relevance of Masaryk University’s research activities.

The Red Hat Collaboratory at Boston University seeks large, small, and speculative projects for funding and support

The Red Hat Collaboratory at Boston University seeks large, small, and speculative projects for funding and support

The Red Hat Collaboratory at Boston University has opened a Request for Proposals in support of the launch of the expanded Collaboratory. The Collaboratory seeks to define and demonstrate an open model for large-scale reproducible systems research toward achieving a future of secure, reliable, scalable, self-operating, distributed, heterogeneous compute platforms that stretch from edge devices to cloud datacenters.

Red Hat took part in a virtual panel hosted by MIT for students interested in doing research for high tech companies

Red Hat took part in a virtual panel hosted by MIT for students interested in doing research for high tech companies

MIT hosted a virtual panel for graduate students interested in doing research for high tech companies on January 27, 2021 as part of the Institute’s Independent Activities Period. The “PhD Careers in Tech” event, which covered many different fields of graduate study in both sciences and engineering, as well as general entrepreneurship, included panelists from diverse industries who shared key insights, spoke about skills required for success, how to navigate the interview process and how to build career paths in industry.