Red Hat OpenStack 14 makes it easy to deploy cloud-based applications and containers on physical machines, promotes agility and innovation while simplifying infrastructure. (CZ)

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Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today unveiled the Red Hat OpenStack Platform 14, the latest version of a highly scalable, natively cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) application. Red Hat OpenStack Platform 14 is based on the OpenStack “Rocky” community version, offering closer integration with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, award-winning enterprise container platform based on Kubernetes, and more prominent Kubernetes support for OpenStack. Along with better use of physical resources and enhanced deployment automation, Red Hat OpenStack Platform 14 delivers a unified infrastructure and provides the foundation for traditional, virtualized and cloud-based tasks.

According to Gartner analyst [1], “cloud deployment is primarily about hybrid clouds and multicloud environments.” By 2020, this model will deploy 75% of organizations. ”From the Red Hat perspective, this means that a highly scalable private cloud infrastructure, such as the Red Hat OpenStack Platform, part of a hybrid cloud, can help IT organizations organize traditional and cloud-based native jobs more consistently and more reliable way.

Red Hat OpenStack Platform is based on the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform, enabling businesses to transform their information infrastructure into a more flexible, efficient and innovative environment. A modular structure platform helps optimize IT operations for existing traditional applications while serving as a foundation for the development and deployment of cloud-based applications.

Enterprise Kubernetes integration with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

As the move to containers and cloud-based applications becomes an essential part of the company’s digital transformation strategies, IT teams will need to be able to effectively deploy and scale enterprise Kubernetes in the OpenStack cloud platform. Red Hat OpenStack Platform 14 addresses this issue, not only hosting the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, but also automating critical resource allocation and scalability requirements for Red Hat’s Kubernetes enterprise platform. These features include:

l Automatic allocation of physical resources and virtual infrastructures for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform on Red Hat Enterprise Linux platforms, providing a single cloud solution for container and virtualized tasks for organizations that migrate to cloud-based physical systems.

l Automated deployment of high-availability, production-ready, Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform clusters to enable continuous operation without a single point of failure.

  • Integrated networks that enable OpenStack’s container tasks and virtual tasks to connect to the same virtual network (Kuryr) from the same tenant, enhancing the performance of the entire architecture.

l Automated use of integrated OpenStack load balancing services against front-end container tasks.

l Use OpenStack’s integrated object repository to host container registries more efficiently.

In addition, Red Hat OpenStack Platform delivers 14 horizontally and vertically scalable Red Hat OpenShift Platform nodes with management capability, enabling businesses to expand or reduce resources while changing load. This principle improves computing efficiency without compromising the ability of an organization to explore new service offerings or business opportunities.

Enhanced Red Hat OpenStack Platform Management for Physical Nodes

Running new tasks on physical servers allows businesses to fully leverage the power of cloud-based technology with the power of modern hardware. In order to better meet these requirements, Red Hat offers a more consistent way of managing between virtualized and physical nodes.

Through the Red Hat OpenStack Platform for physical servers, IT teams can now embed cloud-based tasks that run on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, for example, into physical servers in a controlled, consistent manner. This allows you to increase speed and agility without compromising control or stability. The process also includes the integration of Ansible networks with physical resource allocation, which automates changes in network switch configuration and enables tenants to be properly isolated.

In addition, the Red Hat OpenStack Platform on physical hardware is combined with a hardware certification program. The goal is to simplify and cheaper your purchase and boost customer confidence that your hardware is certified and functional.

Red Hat OpenStack Platform Red Hat Ansible Automation Simplified Deployment

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 14 further enhances integration with Red Hat Ansible automation technology and makes deployment easier than before. Operational IT teams can now test the deployment of the Red Hat OpenStack Platform before it gets hot, helping to detect and troubleshoot better. Throughout the deployment, visibility is enhanced, allowing for faster detection of issues and remediation, including the ability to repeat and re-deploy isolated deployment steps if necessary.

The latest version of IaaS Red Hat offers business customers enhanced and brand new features:

l Processor scalability for both new and extremely demanding tasks such as AI and graphics generation through NVIDIA GRID Virtual Machine Preview (vPC). This allows NVIDIA (GPU) graphics processors to be shared across both virtual machines and applications, making it easy to scale resources and meet demanding applications.

l Enhanced storage availability, management, data migration, and security through enhanced integration with Red Hat Ceph Storage, including the ability to share one Cinder storage in multiple virtual machines.

l Incorporate a layer-independent Skydive, an innovative analytical networking tool that simplifies the verification, documentation, and repair of complex virtual network topologies as a technology perspective.

Multiple architecture support

There is no one-size-fits-all deployment of corporate information technology – each organization must choose the right combination of end-user hardware, infrastructure, software and applications to best meet its unique needs. Red Hat offers Red Hat OpenStack Platform customers a wider choice and supports not only x86 hardware but also IBM Power.

Support customers and partners in different industries

Red Hat OpenStack Platform, combined with Red Hat’s experience as an open source leader, is able to provide a stable level of service, support, consumption model and lifecycle management to help IT teams across industries. Hundreds of customers rely on the Red Hat OpenStack Platform to support their hybrid and private clouds in a variety of deployments, including BBVA, Cathay Pacific, Duke Health, IAG, Lotte Data Communication, Open Cloud, Paddy Power Betfair and Tata Communications.

The Red Hat OpenStack Platform also supports a robust partner ecosystem targeting business customers, including Dell EMC, Intel, Lenovo, NetApp, and Rackspace. The platform also enjoys broad support in the telecommunications industry, among others. Cisco, Ericsson, Huawei, NEC and Nokia.