Building a Modern Datacenter
As IT organizations modernize, they must transform into an agile organization that uses disruptive technologies, such as Red Hat® OpenStack® Platform and enterprise storage solutions offered by NetApp and Red Hat.
NetApp’s innovative open source technology includes enterprise storage solutions combined with Red Hat OpenStack Platform, Red Hat OpenShift®, and Red Hat Ansible® Automation—as well as management and orchestration tools and solutions built on FlexPod converged infrastructure.
Red Hat and NetApp have expanded our partnership in areas that are important to customers, emphasizing IT automation, DevOps, and software-defined infrastructure as critical functions of the modern datacenter.
Highly available Red Hat OpenStack Platform deployments built on NetApp Storage Systems
Red Hat® OpenStack® Platform provides the tools needed to deploy an OpenStack-based private cloud on NetApp FAS (fabric-attached storage), using network file system (NFS) and internet small computer systems interface (iSCSI) storage protocols. Red Hat OpenStack Platform creates a highly available OpenStack cloud that can fulfill the strict service-level agreements (SLAs) usually found within enterprises and service providers.
Red Hat OpenStack Platform has steadily gained features and deployment tools that allow high availability (HA) at the control plane, hypervisor, and storage tiers. Organizations are continually looking for a single solution that can meet all their workload requirements instead of separate and disparate solutions. Together, NetApp and Red Hat provide a full platform solution with storage provider services that have proven deployments and data management features to accommodate a multitude of virtualized workloads.
Native NetApp integration using Red Hat Ansible Automation
NetApp is pleased to announce that Red Hat Ansible® Automation is now prepackaged with integration for NetApp’s storage portfolio. Enterprises want to adopt sophisticated datacenter technologies to speed time to market and automate mundane IT tasks. This integration ensures enterprises can quickly provision, deploy, and manage NetApp storage platforms with ONTAP, SolidFire, or E-Series storage platforms.
NetApp wrote several modules, or drivers, for use with ONTAP, SolidFire, and E-Series to allow these platforms to work and communicate with Ansible Automation. These modules have been reviewed and approved by the Ansible Automation team who has merged them into their distribution of Ansible Automation 2.3. Currently, there are 3 sample Ansible Playbooks available for download, 1 for each platform to teach end users how to use the existing modules.
Red Hat and NetApp work with the OpenStack community to produce playbooks for specific use cases. For example, a future playbook is being customized to automate the ONTAP configuration for NetApp’s OpenStack drivers.
Title: Best Practice Date Center Architecture for Red Hat Private Cloud on NetApp HCI
Abstract: More information coming soon.