Red Hat Delivers Flurry of OpenStack Collaboration Announcements

by Ostatic Staff - May. 14, 2014

Red Hat has been flush with announcements in conjunction with the OpenStack Summit going on in Atlanta this week. The company announced that it is open sourcing the ManageIQ cloud orchestration platform, and it has also announced some important new collaboration deals surrounding OpenStack.

Red Hat is collaborating with eNovance, a leader in the open source cloud computing market, tto drive Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and telecommunications features into OpenStack. The alliance is aimed at delivering a carrier-grade telecommunications offering based on Linux, Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM), and OpenStack. And Red Hat is working with Tesora to advance the Trove database as a service platform for customers implementing OpenStack.

According to Red Hat's eNovance announcement:

"Red Hat and eNovance plan to collaborate with the open source community and contribute NFV innovations to the OpenStack upstream, including work on Linux, KVM and libvirt enhancements to create an efficient VM for virtualized network functions (VNFs), and on accelerated packet processing and service chaining. The intended result is that all OpenStack community participants will benefit from the output of Red Hat’s and eNovance’s open NFV collaboration, as compared to a proprietary extensions add-on approach resulting in further vendor lock-in."

Through its collaboration with eNovance, Red Hat can become a bigger player on the public OpenStack cloud scene. Radhesh Balakrishnan, general manager, Virtualization and OpenStack, Red Hat, said in a statement: "NFV and OpenStack are collaborating with the aim of revolutionizing the way telecommunications networks are being built and operated. With the growing dominance of KVM in NFV and telecommunications, driving upstream improvements will be a key focus of our collaboration with eNovance."

OpenStack Trove is expanding beyond MySQL to NoSQL. By extending the Trove database as a service platform for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat and Tesora are looking to give organizations doing OpenStack deployments more database flexibility.You can find out more about their partnership here.