Red Hat releases Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6

Enhancements aimed at telcos, service providers

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Red Hat releases Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6 Balakrishnan: this release can enable a wider variety of enterprises and cloud service providers to quickly transition to an OpenStack-powered cloud infrastructure.
By  Stephen McBride Published  February 18, 2015

Open source platform specialist, Red Hat, today announced the launch of Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6.

The latest version features updates designed for building OpenStack-powered clouds for enterprise businesses spanning industry verticals and enterprises in education, financial services, government, healthcare, retail, and telecommunications.

Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6 includes enhancements in both the Linux and OpenStack components, including updates to Red Hat's intuitive graphical installer and management tools.

Version 6 is based on the OpenStack Juno release and includes several new features aimed at easing enterprise deployments of OpenStack technology within existing data centres and capabilities specific to telecommunications providers to enable network-functions virtualisation (NFV) deployments among carriers.

Features introduced in version 6 include IPv6 support; a new driver for single root I/O virtualisation (SR-IOV) networking that allows network switching directly on a user's hardware, bypassing the hypervisor and virtual switch levels; and support for Multi-LDAP back-ends and domains, all within a single identity service node.

"Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6 delivers enterprise-grade and telco-ready features, fuelled by deep engagements with hundreds of customers and partners across the globe, to enable an open cloud infrastructure," said Radhesh Balakrishnan, general manager, OpenStack, Red Hat.

"Backed by our robust partner ecosystem, this release can enable a wider variety of enterprises and cloud service providers to quickly transition to an OpenStack-powered cloud infrastructure."

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6, engineered with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, is available globally starting today.

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