Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure could drive hybrid cloud deployments. But channel partner training could take some time to get organized.
on 07/11/2013 – Made popular on 07/11/2013
The age of the OpenStack hybrid cloud has arrived, and traditional datacenter virtualization is passé. So says Red Hat (RHT), which on Wednesday rolled out Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure to drive hybrid deployments
Red Hat has carved out a strong reputation for its profitable Linux-focused strategy and the top-notch support it provides for enterprise customers, but there is no question that the company is betting on future growth in the cloud computing space.
Can OpenStack and hybrid cloud computing explain the origins of the universe? Maybe not on their own, but they will be helping starting today as part of a partnership between Rackspace (RAX), the OpenStack-based cloud-computing host, and the CERN openlab collaborative group to process Big Data in the cloud.
Has OpenStack, the open source cloud computing platform, come into its own? Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linuxwhich happens to be the most popular OS for OpenStack deploymentsis saying so this week as it touts the rapid maturity of the software. Now, the question becomes: Does the channel agree?
Dell is rolling out an open-source cloud-computing IaaS (infrastructure as a service) offering built around the Linux-based OpenStack cloud software and its own PowerEdge C servers. The Dell OpenStack Cloud Solution also leans heavily on Dell's open source Crowbar technology, said to simplify OpenStack deployments and management....
Since the cloud and open source are supposed to go together like peaches and cream (ah, the joys of summer), it might come as a surprise that Linux vendor Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) lacked an official OpenStack distribution. But that now has changed with the announcement of a public preview of an OpenStack release based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Canonical wants to make it easy for ISVs to integrate OpenStack, the open source cloud computing platform, with Ubuntu Linux through the OpenStack Interoperabilty Lab. But it's also keen to work with PaaS providers around OpenStack, as Mark Shuttleworth explained in a speech about a new Canonical partnership with Pivotal to deliver Cloud Foundry.
Linux vendor SUSE is releasing its latest open-source OpenStack cloud platform-based product today, SUSE Cloud 2.0. The SUSE Cloud 2.0 release comes just over a year after the first SUSE Cloud release in August 2012.