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Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Cloud

Last updated: April 30, 2020

Hyperconverged infrastructure for telecommunications

Hyperconverged infrastructure is ideal for private cloud as well as network functions virtualization (NFV) core and edge workloads. Hyperconverged platforms offer co-located software-defined compute and storage resources, as well as a unified management interface, all running on economic, industry-standard servers.

With hyperconverged infrastructure, communications service providers (CSPs) can consolidate workloads onto a smaller hardware footprint while improving reliability, manageability, and efficiency. As a result, CSPs can move power to the edge of their networks to meet changing demands for services. Ideal NFV use cases for Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Cloud include:

  • Core datacenters
  • Central office datacenters
  • Service Provider edge and remote point of presence (PoP) environments

Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Cloud

Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Cloud combines Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Ceph Storage into a single offering with common life cycle and support. Both compute and storage functionality are run on the same host (Figure 1), enabling significant consolidation and efficiency gains.

image container Figure 1. Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Cloud architecture.


Features and benefits

Capability Benefit
Reduced
deployment
footprint
Consolidation of compute and storage functions reduces the overall number of servers needed for a given workload, increasing efficiency and cutting costs.
No single point
of failure
Clustered deployment of compute and storage resources provides increased reliability and resiliency.
Single
orchestration
manager
Red Hat OpenStack Platform director orchestrates all resources in the hyperconverged infrastructure for increased visibility and streamlined operations.
Advanced compute
and memory
management
Non-uniform memory access (NUMA) and Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) memory reservation provide consistent performance during cluster stage changes.
High scalability Scalability of up to 50 nodes to serve larger environments.
Container-based
deployment model
Containerization speeds setup, helps deliver predictable and reliable performance, and enables infrastructure savings.
Complete OpenStack
service support
Full support for OpenStack Nova, Cinder, Glance, Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)/Swift, and tight integration with Red Hat Ceph Storage.
Single
software
package
A unified offering with aligned component life cycles simplifies purchasing and support while integration delivers use case-specific performance optimizations.