Red Hat OpenStack Services on OpenShift eases workloads for customers

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Red Hat has announced the development preview of its newest version of Red Hat OpenStack Platform – Red Hat OpenStack Services on OpenShift.

The new model allows existing applications to continue running while the new modified control plane runs on Kubernetes to allow for a simplified adoption of cloud native workflows. Organizations can benefit from improved resource management and scalability, greater flexibility across the hybrid cloud, simplified development and DevOps practices and more.

With this model, customers can preserve their investment in OpenStack APIs such as Nova, Swift, Cinder, Neutron, Keystone and more, allowing them to lower management costs while modernizing their operational position as they mix in new container projects. The new architecture allows customers to not have to touch their OpenStack worker nodes and their control plane will be migrated to become an OpenShift workload.

Red Hat is providing OpenStack customers with easier installation, ‘lightning-fast’ deployments and unified management from the core to the edge. The Red Hat OpenStack Services on OpenShift release looks to deliver greater flexibility, with the ability to run applications that are bare-metal, virtualized and containerized together.

Faster parallel processing capabilities will enable swift, repeatable deployments using Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform to reduce time, complexity and risk. The model offers better scalability through a modified control plane and enhanced security using encrypted communications between services, encrypted memory cache and secure role-based access control to deliver a higher default security model.

In addition to this, the model offers an improved updates and upgrades experience using rolling updates/capabilities included in Red Hat OpenShift for a reliable and seamless method for updating OpenStack services.

This release follows the company’s announcement that Salesforce is standardizing its global hybrid cloud infrastructure on Red Hat Enterprise Linux to drive business transformation at scale in order to meet customer demand.

With this migration, Salesforce intends to gain more efficiency in its IT operations, enhancing developer productivity and fueling greater innovation across the customer experience. Red Hat Enterprise Linux offers the necessary stability for modern IT workloads and enterprise-grade hybrid cloud deployments, enabling organizations to run applications anywhere while providing ease of management across on-premises and cloud environments.