Red Hat to release enterprise-ready OpenStack package

OpenStack will join Red Hat's growing collection of enterprise software

By , IDG News Service |  Cloud Computing, OpenStack, Red Hat

Red Hat plans to release an enterprise grade version of the OpenStack open source software for hosting IaaS (infrastructure as a service) deployments. The company has posted an unsupported preview edition of the package, ahead of its full commercial release, expected in early 2013.

"From the Red Hat perspective, we feel the next release of OpenStack will be the right one to begin offering enterprise grade services," said Brian Stevens, Red Hat chief technology officer and vice president of worldwide engineering. "With the preview release, customers can get experience in operationalizing and deploying [OpenStack], and, most importantly, get their voices heard before our product is done."

Red Hat's release of OpenStack will run on the company's flagship Linux distribution, Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This version has been tested to work on RHEL 6.3, and requires Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) to operate. The company has already started working with a select group of customers that are trying the software.

The first commercial release will be based on the upcoming Fulsom release of the OpenStack, due in September. The preview edition, in addition to OpenStack, will also include a number of Puppet modules, to ease configuration. The commercial release will also come with an installer and greater integration with Red Hat's CloudForms hybrid cloud management software as well.

Begun two years ago by NASA and Rackspace, the OpenStack project is an effort to create a stack of open source software that can be used to provide IaaS cloud services. A modular software stack, OpenStack consists of separate programs to provide compute, object storage, image management and other needed services for running cloud operations. The project rapidly gained popularity, attracting at last count the development efforts of over 3,300 programmers and 185 companies.

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