Red Hat, Inc., the world´s provider of open source solutions, has announced the general availability of Red Hat OpenStack Platform 16, the latest version of its highly scalable and agile Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution, the company said.
More than 1,000 enhancements and new features will lay the foundation for enterprise and telco workloads from programmable IaaS for hybrid clouds, developer clouds and production clouds and cloud-native applications like network functions virtualization (NFV), edge computing, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).
Built on the backbone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, the world´s enterprise Linux platform, Red Hat OpenStack Platform 16 is designed to help organizations deliver more innovation, more quickly and with fewer disruptions. The latest version of the platform adds a refined long-life support lifecycle, comprehensive feature consolidation and a new commitment to delivering continuous community innovation as enterprise-ready features via stream releases. The platform combines the OpenStack community releases of “Rocky”, “Stein” and “Train” along with the best of Red Hat OpenStack Platform versions 14 and 15.
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 16 is designed to help organizations standardize and remain on a single version of the platform for up to five years. This enables IT teams to more confidently deploy traditional and cloud-native workloads on Red Hat OpenStack Platform, gaining the flexibility, scalability and innovation of the hybrid cloud with the assurances of long-term enterprise-class support from Red Hat.
Red Hat OpenStack Platform, combined with Red Hat´s leadership in enterprise Linux, provides a consistent experience across services, support, consumption models and life-cycle management, empowering IT teams to deliver the latest innovations with minimized risk. In Red Hat OpenStack Platform 16, the platform´s life-cycle has been aligned with that of the underlying Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system. With this alignment, the result is fewer platform updates which reduces the time spent testing and certifying applications — and simplifying day 2 operations.
Red Hat is the world´s provider of enterprise open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver reliable and high-performing Linux, hybrid cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. Red Hat helps customers integrate new and existing IT applications, develop cloud-native applications, standardize on our industry-leading operating system, and automate, secure, and manage complex environments.