Red Hat Pushes VMware Integration with New OpenStack Release

The third enterprise release of the open source software companyEUs OpenStack offering, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5, is officially available.

As its name suggests, the solution offers an enterprise-class cloud platform built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Because itEUs co-engineered and integrated with Red Hat's OpenStack technologies it promises IT organizations agility and scale without compromising availability, security or performance.

EUWe see momentum behind OpenStack as a private cloud platform of choice from enterprise customers and service providers alike,EU said Radhesh Balakrishnan, general manager of Virtualization and OpenStack at Red Hat. With its latest iteration, the company has won the support of Cisco, Dell and Intel.

WhatEUs New in Version 5?

New features include a three-year support lifecycle backed by Red HatEUs Global Support Services team and certified OpenStack partner ecosystem. With version 5, Red Hat is also offering support for integration with VMware infrastructure, which spans virtualization, management, networking and storage.

New server groups in Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform set the stage for workloads to be spread broadly across the OpenStack cloud. The intended result: better resiliency of distributed applications, lower communications latency and stronger complex applications performance.

Red Hat also improved support for virtual machines, including accommodating new cryptographic security requirements from the United States and the United Kingdom. For example, using the paravirtualized random number generator device added in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, the company said cryptographic routines in guest applications can access better quality encryption and experience improved performance.

A new modular plugin architecture for Neutron works to make it easier to add networking technologies to OpenStack deployments. Red Hat said the new architecture offers a path for customers with heterogeneous networking environments who want to use a mix of networking solutions in their OpenStack environments. Finally, the new version will offer an OpenStack data processing...

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