As your IT evolves toward an open, cloud-enabled data center, you can take advantage of OpenStack’s benefits: broad industry support, vendor neutrality, and fast-paced innovation.
As you move into implementation, your requirements for an OpenStack solutions shares a familiar theme: enterprise-ready, fully supported, and seamlessly-integrated products.
Can’t we just install and manage OpenStack ourselves?
OpenStack is an open source project and freely downloadable. To install and maintain OpenStack you need to recruit and retain engineers trained in Python and other technologies. If you decide to go it alone consider:
- How do you know OpenStack works with your hardware?
- Does OpenStack work with your guest instances?
- How do you manage and upgrade OpenStack?
- When you encounter problems, consider how you would solve them? Some examples:
|Problem scenario||Using OpenStack from Red Hat||Do it yourself|
|Security breach||Dispatch a team of experts to assess. Issue a hotfix (and contribute the fix…|
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