Linux software giant Red Hat has launched a community-led distribution of the OpenStack open source cloud platform. RDO — announced at the OpenStack Summit in Portland, USA, on Monday — is a free community-supported distro of OpenStack that will run on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Fedora and their derivatives. OpenStack is an assortment of open source software designed to offer on-demand compute, storage and networking services, often referred to as infrastructure as a service. "OpenStack represents an ideal example of community-powered innovation in the cloud," said Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens in a statement on Monday. "We support the OpenStack ecosystem through software development and community engagement and are excited to continue advancing these technologies with the community through RDO and for our enterprise customers with advancements with our Red Hat OpenStack distribution." RDO incorporates the fundamental OpenStack components, which includes Nova, Glance, … [Read more...] about Red Hat pushes open source cloud with OpenStack distro
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The big news coming out of Red Hat's annual conference, Red Hat Summit, isn't so much about Linux as it is about the company's growing commitment to OpenStack cloud technology. After 20 years, Red Hat will never leave Linux, but for future revenue, Red Hat clearly has its eyes on OpenStack and the cloud. At the Boston-based conference, Red Hat made one OpenStack announcement after another. Perhaps the most important is that Red Hat has now launched its own OpenStack-based infrastructure as a service (IaaS) private cloud, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure (RHCI). This package, which is aimed squarely at VMware's vCloud Suite and Microsoft's Azure, is based, of course, on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and uses Linux's built-in virtualization hypervisor, KVM. According to Red Hat, RHCI is designed to address this need, and enables organizations to build and manage a private cloud while providing an on-ramp to a highly scalable public-cloud-like infrastructure based on Red Hat OpenStack. … [Read more...] about Red Hat bets its cloud future on OpenStack
Red Hat hopes to persuade companies to manage virtual workloads using its cloud stack by offering lower prices than competitors, but are low prices enough to tempt customers Red Hat's way? The open source giant yesterday revealed the pricing for its Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, which combine the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OS (RHEL) with the KVM hypervisor and Red Hat distribution of OpenStack, the open source suite of tools for setting up and managing a cloud infrastructure. The software stack is designed to manage the setting up and running of virtualised compute, storage and networking pools that make up a cloud platform – using a mix of Red Hat and OpenStack software. The idea is the platform can be used both to build a private or private infrastructure as a service cloud, while Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure adds tools to allow for more sophisticated policy-based and services-oriented orchestration. Red Hat is entering into an … [Read more...] about Red Hat tries to sell its cloud stack on cost, but will it work?
Everyone knows that Red Hat is Linux's top dog. What you might not know is that Red Hat also wants to be the OpenStack cloud alpha dog. After the company's November 5 OpenStack Summit announcements in Hong Kong, everyone will know. First, Red Hat took the next steps in its hybrid OpenStack Platform plans . This was the release of its Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) OpenStack Platform 4.0 beta. The RHEL OpenStack Platform 4.0 beta includes the latest OpenStack release, OpenStack Havana , and the beta release of RHEL 6.5 . It also includes the following new features for improved deployment and manageability of cloud computing implementations. Full support for Foreman, a Puppet-based life-cycle management tool for physical and virtual servers that simplifies the addition of both physical and virtual compute nodes to an OpenStack deployment, aiding the deployment of RHEL OpenStack Platform on hardware. Full support for OpenStack Orchestration (Heat) and OpenStack … [Read more...] about Red Hat wants to be OpenStack’s big dog
If you use Linux to host your Web servers and run your Internet edge services, chances are you're using CentOS. This Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) clone has long been popular with hosting companies, data centers, and businesses that had in-house Linux expertise and so didn't need to pay for Red Hat's RHEL support. For practical purposes this let them use RHEL without paying for it. On January 7th, things changed. Red Hat, and the CentOS Project announced they were joining forces to build a new CentOS, capable of driving forward development and adoption of next-generation open source technologies. No, it's not April 1st. This is really happening. First things first. If your company is already using CentOS... Do Not Freak Out. Red Hat is not going to start charging you for using CentOS. CentOS will continue to be an independent distribution with community, not paid, support. Of course, if you want paid support after using CentOS, Red Hat will be more than happy to make you a … [Read more...] about Red Hat incorporates ‘free’ Red Hat clone CentOS
I said it before, I'll say it again. Red Hat will always be a Linux company, but it's betting its future on the cloud . Its latest moves, the release of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) 3.3 and the OpenStack-based Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure (RHCI) 4.0, is Red Hat raising its cloud bet. It starts, as all cloud projects do, with virtualization. The latest RHEV is designed to deliver traditional datacenter virtualization while providing an on-ramp to OpenStack RHCI. RHEV's new self-hosted engine allows it to be deployed as a virtual machine on the host. This in turn reduces its hardware requirements. Red Hat is also doubling down on RHEV's advantages for OpenStack. The company states that RHEV "enables customers to deploy a common set of OpenStack services (Compute, Storage and Networking) that can be used by their datacenter virtualization platform through Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, as well as their private cloud through Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. … [Read more...] about Red Hat ups its virtualization and cloud game
Open source solution provider Red Hat announced Monday that it will collaborate with Google to enable Red Hat customers to move eligible Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions to Google Compute Engine using Red Hat Cloud Access. Google joined the Red Hat Certified Cloud Provider program last November and a month later made available the Google Compute Engine Platform, which put the company in direct competition with Amazon Web Services and marked the Internet giant's step into the Infrastructure-as-a-Service space. RHEL is already available on AWS through its EC2 platform. With today's announcement, Google becomes the second Red Hat Certified Cloud Provider to earn designation as a Red Hat Cloud Access-enabled partner. Launched in 2009, the Red Hat Certified Cloud Provider Program designates Red Hat partners as having met scrupulous validation standards. Chris Rimer, global head of partner business for Google Cloud Platform, said in a statement: Today's … [Read more...] about Red Hat and Google team to offer Red Hat Cloud Access for Google Compute Engine
Red Hat said Wednesday it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire eNovance, providers of open source cloud computing services, for $95 million. Special Feature Going Deep on Big Data Big data is transitioning from one of the most hyped and anticipated tech trends of recent years into one of the biggest challenges that IT is now trying to wrestle and harness. We examine the technologies and best practices for taking advantage of big data and provide a look at organizations that are putting it to good use. Read More eNovance has been a prominent figure in OpenStack, especially through its work with telecommunications companies. It's that experience, and its reputation of having a strong customer focus, that Red Hat said fueled the permanent coupling of the two companies. Red Hat and eNovance first partnered in 2013 to deliver OpenStack implementation and integration services to joint customers, and expanded that partnership just last month to drive Network … [Read more...] about Red Hat to acquire OpenStack integrator eNovance
special feature Integrating the Hybrid Cloud As far and fast as cloud computing is embedding itself into the enterprise, there remain many cloud-resistant applications and services. Read More As you doubtlessly have noticed, IT is moving away from server rooms and data centers to clouds and containers. Red Hat, the leading Linux company, has. In its latest release of its hybrid cloud, the Red Hat Cloud Suite, Red Hat proclaims it offers "an end-to-end, deployment-ready solution for enterprise digital transformation." Shorn of the marketing buzz, this means Red Hat claims the new Cloud Suite enables organizations to more easily build cloud-native applications, deploy them, and manage these workloads through a single offering. This will help businesses to move to the cloud without sacrificing existing IT infrastructure investments. Gary Chen, IDC's research manager of Software Defined Compute, agrees. In a statement, Chen said, "Open source continues to drive significant … [Read more...] about Red Hat integrates Kubernetes in Red Hat Cloud Suite
Red Hat made its first $1 billion commercializing Linux. Now, it hopes to make even more doing the same for OpenStack.Red Hat executives say OpenStack the open source cloud computing platform is just like Linux. The code just needs to be massaged into a commercially-hardened package before enterprises will really use it. But just because Red Hat successfully commercialized Linux does not guarantee its OpenStack effort will go as well. [BACKGROUND: Red Hat shakes up OpenStack lineup ]At the company's annual Summit in Boston this month, Red Hat made what Red Hat executive vice president of products and technology Paul Cormier said was the biggest announcement in the nine years that the company has been running the show. Integrating OpenStack into its Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) operating system, the company hopes, will propel it through the next decade of growth.Red Hat is delivering OpenStack in two flavors. One is through the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) OpenStack Platform, … [Read more...] about Can Red Hat do for OpenStack What it Did for Linux?