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Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 emerges to raise cloud deployments

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Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10

Red Hat has expanded its cloud presence by launching the OpenStack Platform 10. The latest Red Hat OpenStack Platform is aimed to encourage enterprise customers to prefer cloud deployments at a large scale.

Based on the OpenStack ‘Newton’ community release, Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 comes with an all-new user interface and customisable roles. The open source company has also uplifted its existing life cycle with a new model that offers up to five years of support, including a three-year product lifecycle and optional two additional years of extended life cycle (ELS) support.

“Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 drives the enterprise-readiness of OpenStack by delivering a stable, reliable and open foundation for cloud deployments, delivering innovations like composable services and roles while retaining our commitment to enterprise stability, highlighted by our new long life support model,” said Radhesh Balakrishnan, general manager of OpenStack, Red Hat.

The new Red Hat OpenStack includes hybrid cloud management and monitoring platform Red Hat CloudForms to enable full control of a given OpenStack infrastructure. Also, the company has added 64TBs of storage capacity through Red Hat Ceph Storage.

Red Hat has designed some new functions for the interface of the fresh OpenStack release. These include automatic upgrades and updates, advanced networking configuration, high availability and the option to enable file sharing through the Manilla service. Further, the platform brings greater data assurance using security related enhancements.

To manage network-intensive workloads, the Red Hat platform has a new data plane developer kit component of Open vSwitch and single-root input/output virtualisation (SR-IOV). There is also an option to control OpenStack environments using customisable services to run and scale them independently.

Customer feedback

Customers using Red Hat OpenStack consider the delivery of improved networking performance, stability and scalability through the advanced version.

“Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 provides significant improvements in networking performance, stability and scalability,” said Lew Tucker, vice president of cloud CTO, Cisco.

Initially, Red Hat has partnered with companies like Dell EMC, NEC and Rackspace to test the performance of its OpenStack version under a distributed continuous integration programme. This initiative will be expanded over time.