Veritas selects Red Hat OpenStack Platform to build OpenStack solutions

Veritas Technologies and Red Hat have partnered to support business critical enterprise applications on OpenStack. The two companies plan to work together to offer predictable quality of service to OpenStack applications and workloads, regardless of scale.

This new partnership builds on their history of technology collaboration focused on business continuity, storage management and data protection solutions for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Virtualisation.

Red Hat OpenStack Platform is a scalable Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution that enhances OpenStack with advanced features needed for cloud environments. It is a co-engineered solution that integrates Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Red Hat’s OpenStack technology to form a cloud environment.

Veritas said it selected Red Hat OpenStack Platform to build OpenStack solutions so as to provide a service that meets the requirements of business critical workloads with cost- effective direct-attached storage (DAS) using Veritas storage management technologies.

Veritas senior vice-president of solutions for data Insight and orchestration, Mike Palmer, said through the collaboration, Veritas aims to bring the ability to execute data protection tasks through integration with backup software without impacting production operations to Red Hat OpenStack Platform environments.

“Red Hat OpenStack Platform is a production-ready OpenStack distribution for enterprises for their private cloud infrastructure. We are working with Red Hat so that organisations can confidently adopt OpenStack for their most demanding enterprise workloads,” he said.

According to Palmer, OpenStack has quickly gained traction as a cloud platform framework of choice for customers seeking agile, cost-effective and open source solutions.

RED Hat OpenStack general manager, Radhesh Balakrishnan, said the platform has seen increased penetration, with the 2016 OpenStack User Survey indicating production use of OpenStack at 65 per cent, up from 33 per cent from two years ago.

But he added that organisations can still face challenges when it comes to executing their traditional, Mode 1 enterprise workloads on OpenStack due to the high performance and reliability requirements.

“Effective storage management that offers the necessary quality of service—regardless of scale—is a key part of successfully adopting OpenStack for these enterprise production workloads.

“We are delighted to collaborate with Veritas to bring enterprise customers more choice and draw on their long legacy of enterprise storage management, resiliency and data protection to help our customers address the performance and reliability requirements of traditional tier 1 workloads running on Red Hat OpenStack Platform,” he added.