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Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

A secure cloud foundation

The no-compromises cloud platform

IT is being challenged to react faster to growing customer demands. So your IT organization is increasingly turning to public and private clouds for their ability to swiftly deploy and scale IT infrastructure to meet end-user demands. But the cloud doesn't always meet your performance, scalability, and security standards. Until now—with Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® OpenStack® Platform.


Massively scalable and elastic

  • Clouds that scale

    Scale from proofs of concept to production deployments that span tens of thousands of systems.

  • Enhanced performance

    Improve virtualization and networking features that boost cloud performance and functionality.

  • What you need, when you need it

    Deploy cloud-enabled workloads on your terms and timeline, and as your workloads and apps require.

  • Built-in security

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux has earned some of the highest security credentials, including from the U.S. Department of Defense and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

  • Fast results

    Address customer demands in hours or minutes—rather than weeks or days—without sacrificing security, performance, or your budget.

  • No more vendor dependency

    Move to open technologies while maintaining your existing infrastructure investments.

Product details

The ideal platform for your private or public cloud

OpenStack built for the enterprise

With Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, you get all the benefits you expect from Red Hat Enterprise Linux, plus the fastest-growing cloud infrastructure platform from OpenStack—both co-engineered to work seamlessly together. Because OpenStack is dependent on its underlying Linux operating system for everything from service operation and access, to hardware resources, to system performance, stability, and security, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform delivers a next-generation infrastructure for your private or public cloud.

See how a university increased efficiency and scalability with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

Leading OpenStack performance and functionality

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform enhances OpenStack with advanced features needed for cloud environments. The tight integration of OpenStack and its underlying Linux is a critical factor in deploying a stable and trusted cloud.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform also includes:

  • The Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization hypervisor with enhanced features.
  • A step-by-step graphical web installer for simple, error-free installation of all services.
  • System-wide high availability.
  • Network namespaces (netns).
  • Open vSwitch (OVS) tunneling.
  • Enhancements to security and networking tools to accommodate OVS.

World's largest partner ecosystem

Choose from a wide selection of software, hardware, integration, and services partners. Take advantage of broad application support with the world's largest OpenStack independent software vendor (ISV) partner certifications, so you can ensure compatibility and bring your applications to market faster.

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Open is what we do

It's in our DNA to provide open, flexible, and interoperable solutions. Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform gives you the choice and freedom to integrate with your existing datacenter infrastructure, as well as valuable solutions from both Red Hat and its partners.

Linux and OpenStack community leadership

We're a leader in the Linux and OpenStack communities. Not just because we author code, but because we also provide stewardship and direction to their open source projects. Using Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform gives you a competitive advantage by being able to provide insight, guidance, and influence over feature development within these communities. As OpenStack rapidly evolves, you can be confident that your cloud infrastructure will be able to evolve with it.

Deploy OpenStack with confidence

We make implementing a cloud infrastructure easy by supporting you every step of the way. Red Hat has a proven history as a community leader and trusted technology partner. You get world-class support, services, and certified training for your cloud solutions.

Services and support

We don't just sell you technology. We stand by it.

Invest in your or your team's skills

Our training courses are hands-on and role-based. This means students stay at their keyboards for up to 80% of a course, boosting the retention of skills they'll use every day. We offer several convenient ways to train and save, with training facilities around the world. Visit our student center to learn more, or read some training successes.

Red Hat OpenStack Administration (CL210)
Install, configure, and maintain a cloud computing environment using Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.
Neutron Networking with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform (CL306)
Learn the basics of networking, routing, and bridging in Linux as well as how to install, configure, and use software-defined networks with Neutron on Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.
High Availability with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform (CL332)
Implement each of the product's services in a highly available manner and test failover scenarios. Use Pacemaker, Corosync, CMAN tools, and HAProxy to implement cluster and other high-availability tools.

Watch a video about Red Hat's OpenStack training and certification

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Have what it takes? Prove it.

Employers notice Red Hat certifications. They know that to become Red Hat Certified Professionals, candidates must complete real-world tasks using our technologies—not just answer questions about them. Build your career by getting certified. We offer multiple exam locations and ways to train.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform
IT Professionals worldwide are getting certified on Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform
Red Hat Certified System Administrator in Red Hat OpenStack

Demonstrate your skills, knowledge, and abilities to create, configure, and manage private clouds using Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.

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Rely on the experts

Let Red Hat Consulting help you deploy Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. We offer flexible engagement models to help meet your IT goals. Have unallocated end-of-year budget? Consider using Consulting Units to secure resources you'll need in the upcoming year—without committing to a specific topic up front.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform Accelerator Service
Rapidly launch, manage, and scale Infrastructure-as-a-Service for your IT environment.
Learn more about Red Hat Consulting

Together, we can do more

Collaboration is a pillar of the open source community. And it's how Red Hat approaches support. We're here 24x7. Speak directly with Red Hat support engineers, or access our award-winning Red Hat Customer Portal online, any time.

We're listening

In keeping with the open source way, we like to keep the lines of communication open. So whether you're a customer or just interested in learning more, connect with us. We're eager to answer questions.

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Find a partner

Red Hat has assembled the largest ecosystem of OpenStack-specific partners to provide compute, storage, networking, ISV software, and services to Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform deployments. Find a Red Hat partner that sells Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform or related applications.

Or, choose from among hundreds of hardware partners and thousands of software applications that have been certified for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat's OpenStack technology.


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Partner network

Differentiate your business by partnering with Red Hat

As a Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network member, you assure your customers that they're engaging with an industry-leading solution provider that works with Red Hat to test and certify joint solution components as validated and fully supported.

We give you the resources to build expertise around Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, expand your visibility to more than 1 million Red Hat customers, and much more.

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Hardware Certification

Confidently run Red Hat software on your hardware

Red Hat's Hardware Certification Program ensures compatibility between Red Hat software products and hardware from industry-leading partners. In addition to hardware tests that verify compatibility, the program requires an active support relationship between Red Hat and the hardware partner. This relationship is your assurance that Red Hat and the certified hardware partner will work together to address issues should the need arise.

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