Red Hat today said its enterprise OpenStack offerings are assisting clients, which can build scalable private clouds with streamlined management.
Some of the clients shared by Red Hat include Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Midokura, National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) at The Australian National University, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, University of Porto, etc.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform version 4.0 delivers optimized foundation for building OpenStack clouds, bringing together trusted Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat’s OpenStack technology.
The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, a biomedical research institution focused on genomic medicine, is using How Red Hat enterprise OpenStack offerings to create an on-premise cloud with on-demand compute and self-service functionality for post-doctorate medical and biochemistry research students.
Broad Institute chose Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform as the base for a private cloud pilot that accommodates the volume of sample data used by researchers creating a tumor map to help treat prominent cancers earlier and more effectively.
The two-week installation was based on Cisco hardware running Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, and the Broad Institute received mentoring from Red Hat Consulting during the course of the deployment.
James Weatherell, Linux enterprise engineer III, The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, said: “Using Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform gave us the strong foundation we needed for building our internal cloud from the ground up, and we look forward to moving to a fully supported version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux as our core operating system.”
Midokura, a company focused on network virtualization, tapped Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform to build their own private internal cloud to provide a scalable, multi-tenant environment for their IT resources.
Midokura’s Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud, based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, is now used by core development, quality assurance and sales engineers to scale their testing environments and provide better pre- and post-sales support.
Yoshi Tamura, product manager, Midokura, said: “The Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform enables us to react faster to customer demands, and is instrumental for our own internal cloud development needs. The solution enabled us to build out our own private cloud on a secure and scalable foundation.”
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 selected Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform because it offered them a fully supported, upgradable enterprise OpenStack distribution, and the robust security and certifications afforded by Red Hat Enterprise Linux enabled them to deploy with confidence.
Allan Williams, associate director, Australian National Computational Infrastructure, said: “When selecting a platform to run our research partner cloud, we were looking for a solution that was robust and backed by an experienced development team.”
The University of Porto plans to launch, during first semester of 2014, an Internal Cloud Service with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Storage Server, Red Hat’s open software-defined storage offering.
José Antonio Sousa, system administration unit coordinator, ICT services of University of Porto, said:
“We expect the workload volume which we will be able to achieve with this solution to enable us fulfill our entire university community with confidence in our data security and delivery.”
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, has deployed Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure to build a hybrid cloud architecture for their High Performance Computing Center.
Yeng Chai SOH, founding director, High Performance Computing Centre, Nanyang Technological University, said: “The flexibility provided by the open architecture of Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure enabled us to enhance our virtual environment’s performance without having to overhaul current physical resources, and we achieved significant cost-savings with the Red Hat portal, as our administrators can now execute self-provisioning.”
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