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OpenStack and Linux: co-engineered for a reason
Like most software services, OpenStack needs a hypervisor to run virtual machines and manage resources like CPU, memory, networking, storage, security, and hardware drivers. And all OpenStack services have runtime dependencies on the underlying operating system, just like any other application.
To ensure enterprise-class stability for a next-generation datacenter, we've co-engineered Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform by combining the world's most trusted, secure, and proven Linux distribution—Red Hat Enterprise Linux—with Red Hat's rigorously tested OpenStack technology.
- Read more about the importance of engineering these technologies together
- See a customer support example that further illustrates this critical dependency
- Get a free 90-day evaluation
- Download the datasheet
- Read about Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, which includes Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform
The operating system made for the cloud
With Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, you get all the benefits you've come to expect from Red Hat Enterprise Linux, plus the fastest-growing cloud infrastructure platform from OpenStack. This means you have a wide selection of hardware partners to choose from to power your cloud. And your customers have a familiar and widely supported application environment for their cloud workloads.
A reliable foundation for OpenStack
OpenStack depends on Linux. Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides OpenStack a stable, reliable, and secure foundation, along with the hardware and application support needed to run in demanding, massive-scale enterprise environments. Combining Red Hat's OpenStack technology with Red Hat Enterprise Linux gives you the performance to quickly scale your infrastructure to tens of thousands of virtual machines so you can address your customer or end-user demands for services quickly and efficiently.
Leading OpenStack performance and functionality
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform enhances OpenStack with advanced features needed for cloud environments. Specifically, it includes improved virtualization and additional networking features that boost the overall performance and functionality of OpenStack clouds.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform also includes:
- Dual support for both Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7.
- The Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization hypervisor with enhanced features.
- Network namespaces (netns).
- Open vSwitch (OVS) tunneling.
- Enhancements to security and networking tools to accommodate OVS.
Security you know and trust
Red Hat Enterprise Linux includes a number of security features—from control groups to SELinux—that protect systems from unauthorized access. In fact, it's earned some of the highest security credentials available from organizations like the US Department of Defense and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Protected OpenStack infrastructure and cloud applications
All of these security features are included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. The high level of security protects your OpenStack infrastructure and your cloud workloads running inside the virtual machines. This ensures that you're protected from the bottom to the top of the cloud stack.
The world's largest OpenStack partner ecosystem
Along with our expansive and committed Red Hat Enterprise Linux ecosystem, 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. 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. The breadth of hardware and software options available means that you can focus on delivering services to your customers without worrying about compatibility or support.
Getting started with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform is easy and free—just fill out this form.
The 90-day evaluation lets you create a 3-node Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform test cluster. Red Hat Enterprise Linux guest subscriptions are also included, so you can create and manage virtual machines during your testing.
Try OpenStack risk-free and hands-on in one of our regional workshops. Register for a location near you.
Get detailed information about Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform:
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