The OpenStack environment enables enterprises an on-demand computing resource, by provisioning and maintaining vast amounts of self managed virtual machines. Compute resources are accessible via APIs for developers building cloud applications and via web interfaces for administrators and users. The architecture is designed to scale horizontally on standard hardware meeting cloud computing requirements at a low cost.
The purpose of this reference architecture is to demonstrate how a Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform is deployed on servers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 operating system. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, provides Infrastructure-as-aService (IaaS) foundation for a cloud computing environment on top of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It meets enterprise requirements with the ability to extensively scale and provide a fault tolerant and highly available environment.