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Red Hat embraces OpenStack’s Neutron with new offering

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August 25, 2016

Earlier today, Red Hat said it is fully embracing OpenStack’s Neutron with a new convergence-targeted virtualization package. The news was expected for the past few weeks.

The Linux services provider has released Red Hat Virtualization 4, a new offering that subtly drops the reference to “Enterprise” held up until and including version 3.5.

The decision stems from Red Hat’s virtualized Linux stack to become the platform for convergence, as opposed to merely a server density play on Linux.

The new product therefore fully supports OpenStack’s Neutron, the networking project used in SDNs. Neutron had been available as a preview until now.

To be sure, Neutron had in the past been regarded as lagging in the development segment when compared to the rest of the OpenStack code base, with Red Hat admitting things needed to improve. Other Linux 'flavor' offerings were in a similar position as well.

According to Red Hat, Neutron means you can now use its Linux platform to run both cloud-enabled workloads along with traditional workloads.

Also on version 4 is Red Hat Atomic Host, which the company describes as an operating system for running Docker and Kubernetes on a Linux host.

Features include the ability to update and roll back images, along with support for privileged containers. Atomic Host supports a guest system that guest agents can run and report on.

While all of this is happening, Red Hat’s hypervisor has been reduced in size running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2, something that needs to be considered.

The new hypervisor image is based on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 installer, and only installs packages required to run the host as a hypervisor with no excessive packages, Red Hat asserted.

According to Red Hat, the new hypervisor would let you “streamline the installation of system packages and driver updates, simplify the deployment of modern technologies, and provide better hardware support configuration management integration as well.”

Source: Red Hat.

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