Red Hat OpenStack Platform 14 delivers unified foundation for Kubernetes and virtual machines

Red Hat Inc. announced Red Hat OpenStack Platform 14, its latest version of Red Hat’s massively-scalable, cloud-native apps-ready Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution.

Based on the OpenStack “Rocky” community release, Red Hat OpenStack Platform 14 integrates with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, a comprehensive enterprise Kubernetes platform, bringing even more support for Kubernetes to enterprise-grade OpenStack.

Paired with capabilities to improve bare-metal resource consumption and enhance deployment automation, Red Hat OpenStack Platform 14 aims to deliver a single infrastructure offering that can lay the foundation for traditional, virtualized and cloud-native workloads.

Built on the backbone of the enterprise Linux platform, Red Hat OpenStack Platform enables enterprises to transform their IT infrastructure into an agile and efficient environment. Modular by design, it helps to optimize IT operations for existing traditional applications while serving as the foundation for cloud-native application development and deployment.

According to Gartner, “the landscape of cloud adoption is one of hybrid clouds and multiclouds. By 2020, 75 percent of organizations will have deployed a multicloud or hybrid cloud model.” This indicates to Red Hat that, as a component of hybrid cloud, massively-scalable private cloud infrastructure like Red Hat OpenStack Platform can play a key role in how IT organizations manage traditional and cloud-native workloads in a more consistent and more reliable fashion.

As the move to containers and cloud-native applications become prominent pieces of enterprise digital transformation strategies, being able to effectively deploy and scale enterprise-grade Kubernetes on OpenStack can become a necessity for IT teams. To help answer this challenge, Red Hat OpenStack Platform 14 can not only host Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform but also automate critical provisioning and scalability requirements for Red Hat’s enterprise Kubernetes platform. These capabilities include automated provisioning of bare metal and virtual infrastructure resources for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform on Red Hat Enterprise Linux nodes, helping to provide a unified cloud solution for both container and virtualized workloads for organizations moving towards cloud-native workloads on bare metal.

Automated deployment of production-ready, high-availability Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform clusters, helping to provide a path towards continuous operations without a single point of failure. It also features integrated networking enabling OpenShift container-based and OpenStack virtual workloads from the same tenant to be connected to the same virtual network (Kuryr) increasing performance of the architecture. It gives users automated use of built-in OpenStack load balancer services to front-end container based workloads, along with use of built-in OpenStack object storage to host container registries.

Additionally, Red Hat OpenStack Platform 14 bring director-based scale-out and scale-in Red Hat OpenShift nodes, enabling businesses to expand or retract resources as workload requirements change. This can help to improve computing efficiency without limiting an organization’s ability to explore new service offerings or lines of business.


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