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A Community for Using OpenStack with Red Hat: RDO

The Red Hat OpenStack Team The easiest way for enterprises and other organizations to think about OpenStack is that it lets them build an internal cloud provider offering Infrastructure-as-a-Service resources (compute, storage, etc.) to their own employees while maintaining control. This type of infrastructure is typically going to be best suited for “cloud-style” workloads—which is to say workloads whose instances tend to be stateless, relatively short-lived, loosely coupled with other instances, and horizontally scaled. These workloads will generally coexist with more traditional enterprise workloads such as those that run on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization or even physical servers. OpenStack has demonstrated the power of the open source development model. As software development analytics company Bitergia notes on their blog: “The different charts show how companies are not only involved in shaping the source code, but are also...

Red Hat and IBM: Open Virtualization Drivers

Radhesh Balakrishnan, global leader, Virtualization, Red Hat, and Jean Staten Healy, director, Worldwide Linux and Open Virtualization, IBM As virtualization has grown to become a reliable mainstream approach to reducing costs, maintaining or even expanding performance and delivering flexibility to support business needs, it has become strategic to IT organizations around the world. At the same time, Red Hat and IBM have become leaders in Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) development and promotion, and Red Hat has distinguished itself by delivering the KVM hypervisor and corresponding management tools in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. According to a recent whitepaper by analyst firm IDC entitled “KVM : Open Virtualization Becomes Enterprise Grade”, sponsored by IBM and Red Hat, KVM has made impressive progress since its inclusion in the Linux kernel in 2007, and adoption has grown especially in key use...