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Red Hat Announces Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0

From:  "Anna Eusebio" <aeusebio-AT-redhat.com>
To:  corbet-AT-lwn.net
Subject:  Red Hat Announces General Availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0
Date:  Thu, 19 Dec 2013 13:00:27 -0500
Message-ID:  <79de9273da1e49a7994b6ecec1c38c0c@redhat.com>
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Red Hat Announces General Availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0 

In November, we announced the beta version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0, our
enterprise-ready solution that combines the stability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux with the
innovation inherent in Red Hat OpenStack technologies to deliver a scalable and secure foundation
for building an open private or public cloud.

Today, we are proud to announce the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack
Platform 4.0. Engineered with Red Hat-hardened OpenStack Havana code, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5,
and the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor built on KVM, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
OpenStack Platform offers IT infrastructure teams, cloud application developers, and experienced
cloud builders a clear path to the open hybrid cloud without compromising on availability,
security, or performance. 

Key features and benefits in Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0 include:

-- Full support for Foreman. Foreman is a life cycle management tool for provisioning of both
physical and virtual infrastructure resources. Foreman eases the deployment and expansion process
through remote physical servers and a graphical user interface that provides a real-time global
view of system resources.

-- Full support for OpenStack Orchestration (Heat). OpenStack Heat provides a template-based
orchestration engine to quickly provision a broad range of infrastructure resources, from new
compute nodes and application virtual machines, to specifying disk volumes, networks, security
groups, and more.

-- Full support for OpenStack Networking (Neutron). Neutron (previously named Quantum) delivers
“networking-as-a-service” (software-defined networking) between interface devices, such as
virtual network interface cards (vNICs), that are utilized by other OpenStack infrastructure
services.

-- Full support for OpenStack Telemetry (Ceilometer). Ceilometer collects and stores OpenStack
resource metering and usage data. It also provides data query services for use with the enterprise
operational support systems (OSS) and billing support systems (BSS) that are commonly deployed by
service providers.

-- Integration with Red Hat CloudForms. CloudForms offers a unified management interface for Red
Hat and non-Red Hat datacenter virtualization solutions, as well as Red Hat Enterprise Linux
OpenStack Platform.

-- Enhanced integration with Red Hat Storage Server. Red Hat Storage Server provides OpenStack
Object Storage (Swift), OpenStack Block Storage (Cinder) and OpenStack Image Service (Glance),
offering a robust and scalable storage solution for use with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack
Platform.

All of this is tied together through deep integration with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and its
stability, military-grade security, broad application support, scalability, and overall high
performance. By leveraging an OpenStack solution optimized for and integrated with Red Hat
Enterprise Linux , organizations can focus on delivering innovative yet critical new services to
customers on a hardened enterprise platform. 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0 also continues Red Hat's integration of its
infrastructure product portfolio with OpenStack. Red Hat CloudForms 3.0, sold separately, can now
manage and deploy workloads to Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and provides management
across OpenStack, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, VMware vSphere, and Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Red Hat Storage Server, also sold separately, offers Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform an
open, software-defined and distributed storage foundation that provides a massively scalable and
highly available storage platform and native compatibility with OpenStack storage interfaces.
Finally, all Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure customers can now use Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack
Platform 4.0 immediately as part of their product subscription. 

In addition, Red Hat has assembled the world's largest OpenStack certified partner ecosystem,
announced in November, to go along with Red Hat's world-class support services. The ecosystem
consists of an extensive community of certified partners and software and hardware vendors, and
experts for compute, storage, networking, software and services. Users of Red Hat Enterprise Linux
OpenStack Platform also benefit from Red Hat's award-winning customer portal and global support
services organization. Finally, Red Hat will support Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform
4.0 for an extended enterprise life cycle of eighteen months, compared to the six-month release
cadence of community OpenStack. During this eighteen month life cycle, Red Hat will offer security
and bug fixes, performance enhancements, and the back-porting of some additional features from
future releases, providing stability to the production environment that customers have established.

Join Red Hat on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 for a unique virtual event to learn more about the
benefits and best practices of building and managing an integrated private, public, or hybrid
cloud. This event will highlight Red Hat's infrastructure solution offerings and explain the
importance of deploying an open, scalable, and interoperable cloud infrastructure to meet the
current and future demands of your business.

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