Red Hat OpenStack tightens OpenShift Kubernetes integration

Crimson Hat has launched Crimson Hat OpenStack System 16.2, an update to Crimson Hat’s infrastructure-as-a-support system that provides tighter integration with the company’s OpenShift Kubernetes container method.

With the new integration, consumers of both equally platforms can operate VM-primarily based and container-primarily based programs in parallel with improved network potential, protection options, storage, and overall performance, Crimson Hat claimed on October 13. OpenStack 16.2 is accessible via the Crimson Hat Customer Portal by means of a Crimson Hat subscription.

Precise abilities in OpenStack 16.2 contain:

  • Overall flexibility to operate VMs and cloud-indigenous programs in parallel. “Bare metal” overall performance is supplied by means of integration with OpenShift.
  • An prolonged lifecycle permitting for continual characteristic updates devoid of disruption or opportunity downtime.
  • New hardware selections such as Intel Xeon scalable processors. Buyers can construct hybrid clouds in a method that fits them, factoring in core architecture to hardware offloading with smartNICs.
  • Storage has been designed easier by aggregating a wide range of distributors and formats.
  • For edge connectivity and application availability, availability zone consciousness is supplied by means of Open Digital Networking (OVN). Operators can set up nodes in groups, primarily based on a geographic locale, electric power resources, and opportunity for downtime.

In other developments from Crimson Hat on October 13:

  • The Crimson Hat construct of the Quarkus Kubernetes-indigenous Java framework adds continual screening and a new CLI reducing the need for Gradle and Maven instructions. Also, the GUI has been updated, giving visual representations of extensions and documentation, and Rest endpoints. New developer providers, meanwhile, instantly join preferred databases, information queues, and more to programs as they are made.
  • Crimson Hat OpenShift 4.9 and Crimson Hat Sophisticated Cluster Administration for Kubernetes 2.4 have been unveiled, supposed to deliver for consistency in hybrid cloud networks. One-node OpenShift is highlighted for a little Kubernetes cluster. Previous OpenShift topologies have incorporated a few-node clusters and distant employee nodes.

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