Red Hat Announces OpenStack-powered Product Offerings to Deliver on Open Hybrid Cloud Vision

  Red Hat Announces OpenStack-powered Product Offerings to Deliver on Open
  Hybrid Cloud Vision

New solutions include extension to Red Hat Enterprise Linux product family and
      new offering to enable customers on their journey from datacenter
                virtualization to Infrastructure-as-a-Service

Red Hat Summit 2013

Business Wire

RALEIGH, N.C. & BOSTON -- June 12, 2013


Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced two new product offerings with one vision of
delivering an Open Hybrid Cloud. The new offerings include Red Hat Enterprise
Linux OpenStack Platform, a solution that serves as the foundation for
advanced cloud users who are seeking to build an OpenStack-powered cloud, and
Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, a comprehensive offering designed to support
organizations on their journey from traditional datacenter virtualization to
OpenStack-powered clouds.

The new offerings are built on Red Hat’s enterprise-class open source
solutions, backed by world-class Red Hat support, supported by a broad
ecosystem of partners through the Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure
Partner Network, and designed to make it easier for enterprises to adopt

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform combines the power of Red Hat
Enterprise Linux with the OpenStack cloud platform to deliver a scalable and
secure foundation for building a private or public cloud. Red Hat Cloud
Infrastructure enables organizations to implement an
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution that is suitable for traditional
applications as well as emerging cloud-aware applications, with an open cloud
management solution spanning them. With Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure,
organizations can move to new cloud-aware application architectures on their
own terms: at their own pace, with their own IT policies, and under their own

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

Designed to meet the needs of advanced cloud users, telecommunications
companies, Internet service providers (ISPs), and public cloud hosting
providers, Red Hat Enterprise OpenStack Platform integrates the world’s
leading enterprise Linux and the industry’s fastest growing cloud
infrastructure platform to give organizations the agility to scale and quickly
meet customer demands without compromising on availability, security, and

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform is a single subscription offering
that combines:

  *Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server, providing a secure and certified
    foundation for running the OpenStack workload servers (compute nodes,
    storage nodes, and controller nodes) as well as a scalable, high
    performance Linux operating system for guest virtual machines;
  *Red Hat OpenStack, providing a highly scalable, fault tolerant platform
    optimized for and integrated with Red Hat Enterprise Linux for the
    development of a managed private or public cloud for cloud-enabled

Using Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform allows advanced users to
develop and deploy production OpenStack infrastructure and concentrate on
adding value in the service layer, tooling and customizations they need on top
of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform foundation, while trusting
Red Hat to maintain the integrity of both the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
and OpenStack code.

Additionally, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform offers several
enterprise-grade features to allow organizations to deploy with confidence,
including testing and certification for each OpenStack release running on Red
Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform for broad hardware and software
compatibility and performance; a predictable, stable lifecycle; SELinux
military-grade security; and a broad ecosystem of certified partners for
compute, storage, networking, ISV software, and deployment and customization

Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure

Organizations, having already experienced the benefits of datacenter
virtualization, are looking to benefit from higher level management
functionality such as chargeback, self-service, advanced monitoring and
metering, and orchestration provided by Red Hat CloudForms, which now
incorporates the ManageIQ technology Red Hat acquired in Dec. 2012. At the
same time, public cloud technologies like OpenStack offer the promise of lower
infrastructure costs, highly scalable architectures, and IT-as-a-Service
(ITaaS) models. Organizations are faced with the challenge associated with
managing the long term shift from traditional datacenter virtualization to
more cloud-enabled architectures, as well as charting the course for moving
their application workloads from one architecture to another while maintaining
manageability and policies across discrete platforms.

Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure is designed to address this need and enables
organizations to build and manage a private cloud IaaS based upon datacenter
virtualization and management technologies for traditional workloads, while
providing an on-ramp to a highly scalable public-cloud-like infrastructure
based on Red Hat OpenStack.

Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure is a single subscription offering that consists
of four component technologies:

  *Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization: A comprehensive datacenter
    virtualization product for Linux and Windows workloads that enables users
    to build an agile, secure virtualization foundation with the features
    needed for traditional enterprise application workloads;
  *Red Hat CloudForms: An open hybrid cloud management solution that provides
    visibility and control over existing heterogeneous virtual infrastructures
    and lets users deploy, monitor, and manage cloud services across Red Hat
    Enterprise Virtualization, VMware vSphere, and other virtualization
    solutions, hypervisors, and platforms;
  *Red Hat OpenStack: A highly scalable IaaS solution that delivers an open,
    flexible, and enterprise-ready private cloud foundation built on the
    community OpenStack project integrated with and optimized for Red Hat
    Enterprise Linux; and
  *Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server, The world’s leading enterprise Linux,
    available as the scalable, high performance Linux operating system for
    guest virtual machines running on the OpenStack compute nodes.


Both Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Cloud
Infrastructure will be available in July 2013.

Partner Availability

Red Hat will be working with a small set of pilot solution provider and
systems integration partners in select geographies, with plans to expand the
number of partners and geographies over time with partners who can deliver a
total solution with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and Red Hat
Cloud Infrastructure.

New Red Hat OpenStack Administration Training

As part of today’s announcement on Red Hat’s enterprise-class OpenStack
solutions, Red Hat today announced a new training offering, Red Hat OpenStack
Administration. This course teaches system administrators how to implement a
cloud-computing environment using Red Hat OpenStack technology, including
installation, configuration, and maintenance of Red Hat OpenStack on the Red
Hat Enterprise Linux platform. Through hands-on labs, students will explore
fault-tolerant and redundant configurations of Red Hat OpenStack, as well as a
tech preview of future releases of Red Hat OpenStack.

New Red Hat Cloud Certifications

Red Hat already offers training for system administrators, developers, and
system integrators to operate in Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud environments.
Today, Red Hat also announced two new credentials with a cloud focus. The Red
Hat Certificate of Expertise in OpenStack IaaS demonstrates an individual is
capable of using Red Hat OpenStack to implement and manage a private cloud
infrastructure. The Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Hybrid Cloud Storage
demonstrates an individual’s knowledge and skills in using Red Hat Storage
Server to create flexible storage infrastructures suitable for on-premise,
hybrid and public clouds. Both certificates are earned by passing hands-on,
practical exams. The Red Hat Certificate in OpenStack IaaS is expected to be
available in Aug. 2013. The Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Hybrid Cloud
Storage is available immediately.

New Open IaaS Architecture Service

In addition to training and certification offerings in support of Red Hat
Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat is also announcing a new Open IaaS Architecture
Service to help organizations get the right start building and operating cloud
IaaS. Offered through Red Hat Consulting, the Open IaaS Architecture Service
provides a comprehensive start for IaaS capabilities and can help users better
understand use cases, review design requirements, and identify needed
resources. The Open IaaS Architecture Service enables organizations to build a
flexible architecture that addresses immediate operational needs, future
integration opportunities, and evolving cloud adoption. The service reduces
risk and uncertainty from IaaS deployments and tailors an IaaS solution to
optimize efficiency, agility, and reliability.

Supporting Quotes

Paul Cormier, president, Products & Technologies, Red Hat

“Customers have been looking for a leader to step forward and address the
enterprise requirements for OpenStack, including stability, a broad partner
ecosystem, a predictable lifecycle, and world-class support. Today, we’re
excited to step forward and deliver against that. The debut of Red Hat
Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure mark a
defining moment for both Red Hat and OpenStack adoption in the enterprise.”

Gary Chen, research manager, Enterprise Virtualization Software, IDC

“As organizations migrate from traditional virtualization deployments to cloud
architectures, the focus is shifting from just the hypervisor to the entire
stack of cloud software, which includes IaaS cloud system software and hybrid
cloud management. As customers start evaluating technologies like OpenStack
for cloud, Red Hat's new solutions are well-positioned to generate interest
from the industry.”

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