Red Hat Introduces Open Virtual Appliance for Seamless OpenStack Evaluations

Cloud Computing — By on Monday, August 25th, 2014

New virtual appliance for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform gives users hands-on experience with Red Hat’s enterprise-ready OpenStack platform

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced Open Virtual Appliance for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, enabling organizations with VMware-based infrastructures to easily and rapidly deploy and evaluate Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform for proof of concept deployments. Designed to meet growing interest in Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform from users, Open Virtual Appliance for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform is designed to enable users to have a working deployment of OpenStack in mere minutes.

Open Virtual Appliance for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform eases the installation process, providing organizations the ability to run Red Hat’s enterprise-ready OpenStack platform and experience the power of OpenStack firsthand. With only a few clicks and basic VMware environment information, customers can use Open Virtual Appliance for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform to quickly and easily deploy a non-production OpenStack environment on an evaluation basis at no cost.

For customers interested in a fully supported version of OpenStack, Red Hat offers Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, an enterprise-ready distribution of OpenStack, designed to bring customers the same value and benefits they have long associated with Red Hat, including a long and stable product lifecycle, award-winning global support, services and training. Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform is backed by the industry’s largest OpenStack ecosystem, resulting in a robust catalog of tested and secure enterprise-grade solutions; and robust integration through standard interfaces and APIs.

Availability
Open Virtual Appliance for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform is expected to be available in the coming week for users to download from the Red Hat Customer Portal Page for use in their Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform or VMware, vSphere or vCloud Suite environments.

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