In a bid to tie application development and deployment environments based on kubernetes closer, Red Hat has launched the latest version of the OpenStack cloud computing platform called OpenStack 14. Red Hat has now made it easier to automate the deployment of kubernetes distribution on both virtual machines and bare-metal servers running on Red Hat enterprise Linux (RHEL) as Red Hat OpenStack 14 is based on the rocky distribution of OpenStack. Many other capabilities have also been added which include automated deployment of production-ready applications, Red Hat OpenShift container platform clusters based on based on kubernetes. The OpenStack 14 also has the ability to share the same virtual machine for OpenShift containers and OpenStack workloads using the open source Kuryr container networking software developed under the OpenStack foundation.
Red Hat OpenStack 14 can now host container registries more efficiently using the built-in support for OpenStack object storage. In addition to that Red Hat 14 can also provide container-based workloads using the integrated load balancer services. It also offers an opportunity for IT operations team to preview a deployment before it goes live so that last minute changes can be made, if it is required for the application or if there is a bug that needs to be fixed. Operation team can also have additional visibility during the deployment process to apply any required deployment steps and identify the failure points.
As the workload environments change dynamically, Red Hat OpenStack 14 has brought some tools to integrate with Ansible open source automation framework and to scale out OpenShift nodes. Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform is also extended to provide a technology preview of support for NVIDIA GRID virtual PC capabilities and to enable sharing of the same Cinder storage volume across multiple virtual machines Red hat Ceph storage is provided.