Red Hat’s new cloud IaaS announced

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Red Hat announced latest version of cloud infrastructure-as-a-service, the OpenStack Platform 11.

Based on the OpenStack “Ocata” release, OpenStack Platform 11 delivers enhanced support for upgrades with composable roles, new networking capabilities, and improved integration with Red Hat CloudForms for cloud management.

OpenStack Platform 11 delivers a reliable cloud platform built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.  Additionally, OpenStack Platform 11 maintains its integration with Ceph Storage and introduces the co-location of Ceph Storage with OpenStack compute nodes.

The latest version help simplify data replication between sites, improving disaster recovery for customers.

Networking and network function virtualization (NFV) support remains a key function of OpenStack deployments.  Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11 delivers several new capabilities, designed for standard networking use cases as well as extreme workloads.

New features include Full support for VLAN-aware virtual machines (VMs), OpenStack-based VMs can now send and 3w44112`1receive VLAN encapsulated traffic while being deployed over Open vSwitch (OVS) or OVS Data Plane Development Kit (OVS-DPDK).

Another feature is additional telecommunications provider enhancements with upgrades to OVS and DPDK to provide latest features and functions, resulting in increased performance optimizations.