Dell and Red Hat Upgrade Production-Ready, OpenStack Private Cloud Offering

Dell and Red Hat have announced an enhanced edition of the Dell Red Hat Cloud Solution, a co-engineered, enterprise-grade private cloud solution based on OpenStack. The upgraded solution addresses enterprise customer demand for more flexible, elastic and agile IT services.

openstack-cloudDesigned to help customers build OpenStack-powered, highly-scalable clouds, the updated solution is co-engineered with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and Dell PowerEdge R630 and R730xd high-density rack servers, part of Dell’s 13th generation PowerEdge portfolio. This enterprise solution includes prescribed configurations for compute, infrastructure, networking, and multiple options for storage.

With its hyper-dense memory, storage flexibility and compact footprint, the Dell PowerEdge R630 would maximize datacenter efficiency for OpenStack cloud deployments. The Dell PowerEdge R730xd would deliver an optimized balance of storage utilization and performance making it ideal for hosting massively scalable Red Hat Ceph storage.

The enhanced Dell Red Hat Cloud Solution would provide customers the following key benefits:

  • dell-servicesIncreased density – optimized configurations would minimize the data center footprint for OpenStack admin and infrastructure nodes, and feature a 20 percent VM density increase and over a 30 percent storage capacity increase within the same size footprint
  • Accelerated performance – fine-tuned configurations of Dell PowerEdge R730xd servers with solid state drives would accelerate the performance of Ceph data processing, and with a choice of hard drives and memory configurations, customers can optimize Ceph storage to their application needs
  • Added security and stability – Hardened from the OpenStack “Juno” release, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6 would add the security and stability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Highly resilient 10GbE network designs with multiple layers of redundancy would provide continuous fault tolerant operation. Additionally, extended lifecycle support includes options for up to three years of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform “production phase” support and updates

private-cloud-dell“Enterprise customers are requiring robust and rapidly scalable cloud infrastructures that deliver business results,” said Jim Ganthier, vice president and general manager, Dell Engineered Solutions and Cloud. “Dell and Red Hat continue to jointly deliver cost effective, open source-based cloud computing solutions that provide greater agility to our customers, and this newest version of the Dell Red Hat Cloud Solution leverages best of breed technology from both companies to do so.”