Oracle has announced the latest release of its integrated, enterprise-ready OpenStack solution, Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux Release 2. The commercially available OpenStack implementation is completely packaged as Docker instances, which would eliminate the need to install components individually and streamline installation, configuration and upgrades. Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux Release 2 can be deployed in private, public or hybrid clouds.
Based on the upstream Kilo release, Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux Release 2 provides support for new modules including Heat and Murano. The new release also uses MySQL Cluster to provide mission-critical Active/Active High Availability (HA), high performance and scalability for the core identity token and policy service (Keystone).
According to Oracle, IT decision makers are transforming how they deliver applications and services to their users – whether in a public, private or hybrid cloud solution. Linux is a foundation for this transformation and OpenStack is quickly becoming a preferred option for deploying and managing cloud environments. Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux Release 2 would provide the scalability and management to enable hosting service providers to run public clouds and the interoperability to enable hybrid cloud models.
Highlights of Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux Release 2 would include:
- Simplified – Cloud deployments and upgrades are simplified with Docker integration, which allows OpenStack components to be packaged as Docker containers. Deployment would be easy. On-going management, administration and upgrades would simply require updating the Docker container; no need to re-install.
- Integrated – As part of the Oracle Linux distribution, Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux Release 2 is tightly integrated into Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, Oracle Storage and MySQL. With new integrated high availability features (HA), customers can now deploy MySQL in an Active/Active configuration, bringing enterprise database “performance” and “reliability” to OpenStack cloud deployments. It includes built in support for Oracle storage. Cinder drivers for Oracle ZFS Storage Appliances and Oracle All Flash FS Storage System are now offered as a technology preview with Oracle Linux, using the Ceph Object Gateway.
- Enterprise ready – Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux Release 2 is a complete ready-to-use system tested with the Oracle stack, components proven to work together. Security testing and on-going security updates are delivered at the same high standards as the rest of the Oracle stack. Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux would take advantage of the efficiency, performance, scalability, and security of Oracle Linux, which is used in Oracle Cloud, Oracle Private Cloud Appliance, and other Oracle engineered systems such as Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Database Appliance.
“Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux brings together Oracle’s expertise in implementing and supporting complex enterprise workloads with the flexibility of an OpenStack cloud environment. It addresses current OpenStack integration challenges by providing an integrated, single-vendor solution,” said Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president, Linux and Virtualization Engineering, Oracle. “Unlike many other vendors, Oracle can directly offer full support and address OpenStack and underlying operating system and hypervisor issues. This advantage is applicable in the OpenStack management pieces, as well as the underlying stack components.”