Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5 available now

Red Hat has announced the global availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5, for cloud users, telecommunications companies, Internet service providers (ISPs), and public cloud hosting providers.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5 is the third enterprise release of Red Hat’s OpenStack offering, offering an enterprise-class cloud platform integrated with Red Hat’s OpenStack technologies.

The open-source platform provides IT mangers with the ability to scale and quickly meet customer demands without compromising on availability, security, or performance, the company said. The solution comes with several enhancements aimed at simplifying enterprise adoption of OpenStack technology in the existing datacenter.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5 includes new capabilities like three-year support lifecycle, providing stability and support for enterprise cloud environments. It also supports integration with VMware infrastructure.

With the new server groups workloads can be spread broadly across the OpenStack cloud for enhanced resiliency of distributed applications, or located proximately for lower communications latency and better performance of complex applications.

The solution also delivers improved support for virtual machines, supporting new cryptographic security requirements from the United States and United Kingdom.

Another innovation in Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5 is the ability to offer OpenStack data processing service (Sahara) as a Technology Preview, enabling faster provisioning and easier management of Hadoop clusters on OpenStack, RedHat said.

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