Red Hat launched Red Hat OpenStack Platform 14, the latest version of Red Hat’s 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 bringing more support for Kubernetes to enterprise-grade OpenStack.
Joe Fernandes, vice president of product for cloud platforms at Red Hat, said the tighter integration of the two platforms was driven by interest from its customers for a more unified approach to managing both. “We have some customers that have already hacked together a way to do this, but now we are doing it for them,” he explained.
The update basically makes it easier to install and run OpenShift on OpenStack. “It’s more of a push button deployment now where you can not only stand up OpenStack but also fully functioning OpenShift on top,” Fernandes said.
OpenShift is Red Hat’s open source container platform that uses Kubernetes to support the deployment of containers in a multi-cloud environment. The company last month updated the platform with key components from its $250 million acquisition of CoreOS.
According to Gartner, “the landscape of cloud adoption is one of hybrid clouds and multiclouds. By 2020, 75% of organizations will have deployed a multicloud or hybrid cloud model.” This indicates to Red Hat that, as a component of hybrid cloud, 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.