Red Hat OpenStack Platform provides the foundation to build a private or public Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It offers a massively scalable, fault-tolerant platform for the development of cloud-enabled workloads.
The current Red Hat system is based on OpenStack Liberty, and packaged so that available physical hardware can be turned into a private, public, or hybrid cloud platform including:
Fully distributed object storage
Persistent block-level storage
Virtual-machine provisioning engine and image storage
Authentication and authorization mechanism
Web browser-based GUI for both users and administration.
The Red Hat OpenStack Platform IaaS cloud is implemented by a collection of interacting services that control its computing, storage, and networking resources. The cloud is managed using a web-based interface which allows administrators to control, provision, and automate OpenStack resources. Additionally, the OpenStack infrastructure is facilitated through an extensive API, which is also available to end users of the cloud.
This release of Red Hat OpenStack Platform is based on the OpenStack "Liberty" release. It includes additional features, known issues, and resolved issues specific to Red Hat OpenStack Platform.
Red Hat OpenStack Platform uses components from other Red Hat products. See the following links for specific information pertaining to the support of these components:
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