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 processors. Red 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.