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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 base for OpenStack
OpenStack depends on Linux. Red Hat Enterprise Linux gives OpenStack a stable, reliable, and secure base, and the hardware and application support needed to run in demanding commercial environments. Adding OpenStack to 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's demands for services quickly and efficiently.
Better 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:
- A KVM hypervisor with enhanced features.
- Network namespaces (netns).
- Open vSwitch (OVS) tunneling.
- Enhancements to security and networking tools to accommodate OVS.
Build a cloud that grows with you
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform lets you build clouds that scale from proofs of concept of a few dozen systems to production deployments that span tens of thousands of systems.
The key to the scalability lies in the design tenets that underlie OpenStack: shared-nothing architecture with asynchronous communication and eventual consistency. Another advantage to this design is that you can grow your OpenStack cloud elastically, adding resources as needed to meet increased demand.
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 applications running inside the virtual machines. This ensures that you’re protected from the bottom to the top of the cloud stack.
Hundreds of hardware and software partners
Because the basis of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform is Red Hat Enterprise Linux, you can immediately benefit from of a large and committed ecosystem of partners. Choose from hundreds of hardware partners who have certified their products with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Access a vast catalog of software applications certified and supported on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. 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.
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