Red Hat has announced the availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6 is designed to serve as the foundation for building OpenStack powered clouds for business with cloud users, internet service providers, public cloud hosting providers and telecom companies.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6 integrates Red Hat’s OpenStack technology with security and stability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
New standards have been set by Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6 for OpenStack deployments with customers in production in every region, spanning industry verticals and enterprises of various sizes in education, financial services, government, healthcare, retail and telecommunications.
Through advancements in both the Linux and OpenStack components, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6 strengthens Red Hat’s production ready cloud platform.
For the users, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6 adds more ease of use.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6 is based on most recent OpenStack release, Juno.
It includes features to ease enterprise deployments of OpenStack technology within datacenters and capabilities for telecommunication provide to enable Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) deployments among carriers.
Red Hat recently announced a partnership with NEC Corporation to jointly develop NFV features in OpenStack to deliver carrier grade solutions based on the platform.
Customers can assign IPv6 addresses across physical networks and OpenStack Networking virtual routers in stateless and stateful modes as both provider and tenant networks have IPv6 support.
According to Red Hat, the neutron module now supports an active-active mode for high availability configurations. This improves redundancy and offers stability for large scale production clouds.
The platform enables users to execute network switching directly on hardware, making it easy to use.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6 now also supports the Sahara data processing services, which enables big data workloads.
With the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6, Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network now has more than 275 certified OpenStack partners, with more than 1,000 solutions certified for use on Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.