Chapter 1. Executive Summary

Many organizations are implementing private clouds to streamline operations by providing end users with self-service portals where they can provision and maintain virtual machines and application services. OpenStack® is rapidly becoming the standard for private cloud deployments; providing support for heterogeneous software, hardware, and operating systems. OpenStack can provide organizations with a platform that can deliver Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings to end user and developer communities. This reference architecture will provide an example of an entry level Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 deployment on industry leading Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) ProLiant DL servers. This reference architecture can be used as an installation and deployment example for organizations deploying their first Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 based private cloud.

Intended Audience

This document is intended for systems engineers, systems administrators, architects, and installers responsible for installing and maintaining OpenStack private cloud environments. The reader of this document should be familiar with Red Hat OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux®, HPE ProLiant servers, and networking equipment.