Red Hat Announces Several Enterprise OpenStack Deployments

by Ostatic Staff - Apr. 16, 2014

Today, in conjunction with Red Hat Summit, Red Hat officials are providing updates on the company's continuing effort to focus its strategy on the OpenStack cloud computing platform. Since their introduction in June 2013 , Red Hat’s enterprise OpenStack offerings have spread out, and the company has made important related partnerships, including one with Dell Computer in which Dell effectively becomes an OEM for Red Hat. According to a new announcement, several dozen organizations have embarked on proof-of-concept deployments for Red Hat’s OpenStack offerings, with customers around the world now moving to enterprise implementations.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, currently available in version 4.0, delivers an integrated foundation for building OpenStack cloud deployments. Here are some of the organizations that Red Hat has announced are using RHEL and OpenStack together:

The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, a biomedical research institution focused on genomic medicine, created an on-premise cloud with on-demand compute and self-service functionality. Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and OpenStack are powering the deployment. 

Midokura , a global company focused on network virtualization, has built a private internal cloud to provide a scalable, multi-tenant environment for their IT resources after scaling their existing public cloud environment was proving too costly over time. A new deployment runs Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.

National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) at The Australian National University. Australia’s national research computing service was the first organization worldwide to deploy the Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. NCI, which provides high-end services to Australia’s researchers, needed to add  support to their internally assembled OpenStack platform, and chose Red Hat on that basis.

Radhesh Balakrishnan, general manager, Virtualization and OpenStack, Red Hat, said in a statement:  “We're thrilled by the early momentum behind Red Hat’s OpenStack-powered offerings since general availability in July of last year. We’ve seen OpenStack move from an enterprise promise to enterprise reality, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure have emerged as industry-leading offerings for secure, scalable private clouds. These customer successes underscore the value Red Hat is offering through a solution engineered together with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenStack, as well as establishing the standard for the largest OpenStack partner ecosystem to provide an open alternative to customers' private cloud needs."

In addition to these announcements, you can find out more about Red Hat's deepening partnership with Dell in this post