Open-Source Private Cloud: What’s Holding You Back?

It used to be that if you wanted an enterprise-grade private cloud, you had to write an enterprise-grade check. But that enterprise-grade paradigm is changing as the excitement behind OpenStack grows and more companies—like Intel and Red Hat—provide their engineering expertise to the open-source project.

Why should you be thinking about OpenStack? For starters, OpenStack brings multiple hypervisors, networking, storage, compute, and management components together into a flexible Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) that powers private clouds across the business landscape. What’s more, OpenStack is supported by tens of thousands of community members and more than 500 companies worldwide.

Intel and Red Hat work with the OpenStack community to make features, such as live virtual machine migration, rolling upgrades, and high availability, a reality. In addition, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform combines the strengths of OpenStack with the scalability and reliability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux running on servers with Intel Xeon processorsRed Hat CloudForms works with virtualization solutions from VMware, Microsoft, and Amazon to make management and orchestration even simpler.

If you’re looking for a cloud solution that can build on your current virtualization platform or even if you’re starting from scratch, take a look at what OpenStack can do. And be sure to follow me, @TimIntel, and my growing #techtim community on Twitter.

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Tim Allen

About Tim Allen

Tim is a strategic marketing manager for Intel with specific responsibilities related to the cloud, big data, analytics, datacenter appliances and RISC migration. Tim has 20+ years of industry experience including work as a systems analyst, developer, system adminstrator, enterprise systems trainer, product marketing engineer and marketing program manager. Prior to Intel Tim worked at Tektronix, IBM, Intersolv, Sequent and Con-Way Logistics. Tim holds a BSEE in computer engineering from BYU, PMP certification and a MBA in finance from the University of Portland. Specialties include - PMP, MCSE, CNA, HP-UX, AIX, Shell, Perl, C++