Red Hat announces IaaS, PaaS tools
Open source specialist updates Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and OpenShift
Open-source specialist Red Hat, Inc today announced several new releases in support of the company's open hybrid cloud vision, including beta availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0; advancements to drive OpenShift by Red Hat on OpenStack; and a preview of OpenStack-M, an open source deployment and management solution for OpenStack-powered clouds that will be integrated into future versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.
In June 2013, Red Hat introduced Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, a solution that serves as the foundation for advanced cloud users seeking to build an OpenStack-powered cloud, and Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure.
The beta of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0 includes both OpenStack Havana and the beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5, and includes several new features for enhanced deployment and manageability of cloud computing implementations.
By integrating the leading enterprise Linux operating platform with OpenStack, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform is geared towards delivering "a stable, high-performing public, private, or hybrid OpenStack cloud, ready to handle critical workloads", according to Red Hat.
OpenShift is Red Hat's Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering and is now available for user deployment on OpenStack via OpenStack Heat. With today's announcement, OpenShift users can use the native OpenStack technology to run and scale their own PaaS in production.
OpenStack-M is an open source OpenStack deployment and management solution built using existing OpenStack components that will be integrated into future versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. OpenStack-M is being developed by the open source community and is rooted in Tuskar, a Red Hat-led project for managing OpenStack deployments, and has been officially merged into the OpenStack Deployment programme (codenamed OpenStack on OpenStack, or TripleO).
"Red Hat believes OpenStack is a core element of the data centre fabric of the future," said Paul Cormier, president, Products and Technologies, Red Hat.
"We're optimising our portfolio across IaaS, PaaS, cloud management and storage to enable enterprise adoption. By driving technology innovation and addressing enterprise requirements for OpenStack, including stability, a broad partner ecosystem, a predictable lifecycle, and world-class support, Red Hat is making OpenStack and the open-hybrid cloud a reality in the enterprise."