Red Hat launches OpenStack offerings for hybrid cloud

New solutions include extension to Enterprise Linux family

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Red Hat launches OpenStack offerings for hybrid cloud Cormier: The debut of [the new offerings] mark a defining moment for both Red Hat and OpenStack adoption in the enterprise.
By  Stephen McBride Published  June 16, 2013

Open source solutions provider Red Hat Inc today announced two new product offerings to feed the company's Open Hybrid Cloud strategy.

The new offerings include Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform - a solution that serves as the foundation for advanced cloud users who are seeking to build an OpenStack-powered cloud - and Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, which is designed to support organisations migrating from traditional data centre virtualisation to OpenStack-powered clouds.

The new offerings are built on Red Hat's enterprise-class open source solutions, backed by Red Hat support, supported by partners through the Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network, and designed to make it easier for enterprises to adopt OpenStack.

Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform combines Red Hat Enterprise Linux with the OpenStack cloud platform to deliver "a scalable and secure foundation for building a private or public cloud", according to Red Hat.

The Cloud Infrastructure offering enables organisations to implement an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution that is suitable for traditional applications as well as emerging cloud-aware applications, with an open cloud management solution spanning them.

"With Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, organisations can move to new cloud-aware application architectures on their own terms: at their own pace, with their own IT policies, and under their own control," Red Hat said.

Both Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure will be available in July 2013. Red Hat will be working with a small set of pilot solution providers and systems integration partners in select territories, with plans to expand over time.

 "Customers have been looking for a leader to step forward and address the enterprise requirements for OpenStack, including stability, a broad partner ecosystem, a predictable lifecycle, and world-class support," said Paul Cormier, president, Products and Technologies, Red Hat.

"Today, we're excited to step forward and deliver against that. The debut of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure mark a defining moment for both Red Hat and OpenStack adoption in the enterprise."

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