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Red Hat Launches Community Distro of OpenStack
Red Hat Launches Community Distro of OpenStack
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Open-source solutions provider Red Had has launched a community-based distribution of the OpenStack cloud platform and is moving its enterprise version into its Early Adopter program. The community distro, called RDO and announced Monday at the OpenStack conference taking place in Portland, Ore., will run on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Fedora or their derivatives.

RDO provides the latest stable release from OpenStack.org, packaged, integrated and ready to deploy on a Red Hat platform, and it offers the core OpenStack components as well as two in-development projects, Heat for cloud application orchestration and Ceilometer for resource monitoring and metering. It also includes the Red Hat-created installation tool for RDO, PackStack.

RDO will serve as a community-supported testing site for software and utilities that may eventually be part of Red Hat's enterprise version of OpenStack. Red Hat has released its first commercially supported enterprise OpenStack package to its Early Adopter program, which is based on the OpenStack Folsom version and had been in preview. Folsom was released last September, and the enterprise version is expected to be generally released in July.

Partner Network

Additionally, Red Hat has announced the creation of its OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network, which will become a directory of companies that offer services relating to Red Hat-distributed OpenStack.

The company also announced Monday that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of as much as $300 million of its common stock over time, to be bought on the open market. In early April, Red Hat hired Radhesh Balakrishnan, who had worked for more than a decade at Microsoft, to head up its global virtualization infrastructure operation. His duties include oversight of the company's OpenStack efforts.

OpenStack is an open-source cloud operating system that controls computing, storage and networking resources in a data center, and is managed through a dashboard. It is designed to be used on standard hardware and to accommodate a massively scalable cloud-based system. Launched in the summer of 2010, OpenStack has been gaining support from the likes of Dell, Oracle, AT&T, Canonical, Red Hat, Yahoo, Hewlett-Packard and IBM.

HP, Rackspace

HP also announced this week that it will now integrate OpenStack into its HP CloudSystem 7.2. HP has been a major backer of the OpenStack project, and CloudSystem is the company's flagship private cloud solution. The integration of OpenStack technology will enable support of "bursting" capabilities and Red Hat KVM resource pools, so that companies can use external resources from CloudSystem on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Meanwhile, hosting service Rackspace, which launched OpenStack, said Monday it is expanding its global cloud network to build and run interoperable OpenStack-based public clouds for service providers, such as telcos. Rackspace CEO Lanham Napier said in a statement that the result would be a "fully interoperable global 'cloud of clouds.' "

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