The company has produced a fully-supported OpenStack distribution so its customers can deliver open-source infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) clouds.
The announcement means that its OpenStack distribution graduates from a “community release” to a fully supported offering.
According to the company Red Hat wants to position OpenStack as a future cloud platform and is building it into a whole set of announcements and programmes.
Karl Stevens, public cloud solutions architect at Red Hat said that OpenStack was going to be the next Linux.
The announcement seems a little premature. OpenStack isn’t yet fully integrated with Cloudforms. If it manages this then it should help those enterprises who already have virtualised servers, to move on to a full IaaS cloud.
Red Hat has come up with a new partner network with the catchy title “Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network.” This network is intended to provide an ecosystem around the new stack.