Red Hat OpenStack Platform 4.0 Reaches General Availability
Red Hat's commercially supported version of the open-source OpenStack Havana platform is ready for production use.The Red Hat version of the OpenStack is a separate edition of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) platform that has been customized and optimized for deployment of the open-source OpenStack cloud platform. Red Hat had initially intended to provide an OpenStack solution that would then run on top of existing RHEL deployments, but changed course in June and announced an integrated solution. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform had its first public release in July and was based on the OpenStack Grizzly platform. The new Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0 release is based on the updated OpenStack Havana platform that debuted in October. The Havana release includes a number of key new features that Red Hat's edition supports. Among the new Havana features is the Heat Orchestration system, which enables cloud administrators to rapidly deploy and scale cloud applications. Havana also includes the Ceilometer monitoring solution, which will enable Red Hat's users to more effective meter cloud usage and services. Going beyond the standard components that are part of the core OpenStack Havana release, Red Hat is also including the open-source Foreman lifecycle management solution that can work for both virtual and physical infrastructure components.
Management is further enabled by way of integration with the Red Hat CloudForms solution. CloudForms enables enterprises to manage multiple sets of cloud resources.