Veritas, the leader in information management, and Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced a collaboration aimed at supporting business critical enterprise applications on OpenStack. Building on their long history of technology collaboration focused on business continuity, storage management and data protection solutions for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Virtualization, the two companies plan to work together to offer predictable quality of service to OpenStack applications and workloads, regardless of scale.
Red Hat OpenStack Platform is a leading production-ready OpenStack distribution for enterprises for their private cloud infrastructure. We are working with Red Hat so that organizations can confidently adopt OpenStack for their most demanding enterprise workloads.
Red Hat OpenStack Platform is a highly scalable Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution that enhances OpenStack with advanced features needed for cloud environments. It is a co-engineered solution that integrates the proven foundation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Red Hat's OpenStack technology to form a stable, high-performing and production-ready cloud environment. Veritas has selected Red Hat OpenStack Platform to build OpenStack solutions that provide a highly predictable quality of service to meet the requirements of business critical workloads with cost-effective direct-attached storage (DAS) using Veritas storage management technologies. Through the collaboration, Veritas aims to bring the ability to execute data protection tasks through integration with backup software without impacting production operations to Red Hat OpenStack Platform environments.
“Red Hat OpenStack Platform is a leading production-ready OpenStack distribution for enterprises for their private cloud infrastructure. We are working with Red Hat so that organizations can confidently adopt OpenStack for their most demanding enterprise workloads,” said Mike Palmer, Senior Vice President, Solutions for Data Insight and Orchestration, Veritas.
OpenStack has quickly gained traction as a cloud platform framework of choice for customers seeking agile, cost-effective and open source solutions. Indeed, the platform has seen increased penetration, with the 2016 OpenStack User Survey indicating production use of OpenStack at 65%, up from 33% two years ago. Yet organizations can still face challenges when it comes to executing their traditional, Mode 1 enterprise workloads on OpenStack due to the high performance and reliability requirements. Effective storage management that offers the necessary quality of service—regardless of scale—is a key part of successfully adopting OpenStack for these enterprise production workloads.
“Red Hat OpenStack Platform is in production across hundreds of customers, spanning multiple verticals. We are delighted to collaborate with Veritas to bring enterprise customers more choice and draw on their long legacy of enterprise storage management, resiliency and data protection to help our customers address the performance and reliability requirements of traditional tier 1 workloads running on Red Hat OpenStack Platform,” commented Radhesh Balakrishnan, General Manager, OpenStack, Red Hat.
“The quality of service or ‘noisy neighbor’ challenge is one of the key issues enterprises face as they look to deploy workloads on OpenStack. Veritas’s ability to address this can give customers the confidence to deploy their mode 1 apps on OpenStack knowing that they can have the performance and resiliency they need,” Scott Sinclair, Senior Analyst, ESG.
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