Red Hat and Veritas Team to Support Applications on OpenStack
Now that so many enterprises have moved from the evaluation stage to deployment of OpenStack, they are in need of ways to organize and protect the applications they run in the cloud. That calls for storage, application management and security solutions--a space where Veritas has traditionally been prominent.
Now, Red Hat, which has been accelerating its OpenStack efforts, has announced a collaboration with Veritas aimed at supporting business critical enterprise applications on OpenStack. The two companies have already teamed on business continuity, storage management and data protection solutions for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Virtualization. Now they plan to work together "to offer predictable quality of service to OpenStack applications and workloads, regardless of scale."
"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," the announcement notes. It adds the following:
"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....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."
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. That increase has ushered in more tools like those from Veritas to help make cloud deployments efficient.
“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.
You can learn more about Red Hat OpenStack Platform here.