Cloud News: Red Hat Announces OpenStack Release

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Here’s a roundup of some of this week’s headlines from the cloud computing sector:

Red Hat previews Enterprise OpenStack distribution. Red Hat (RHT) announced the immediate availability of the preview release of its OpenStack distribution based on the popular open source OpenStack framework for building and managing private, public and hybrid Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds. Red Hat has been a major contributor to the OpenStack Foundation and with this new release it  delivers on the next step in delivering an enterprise distribution of OpenStack. Red Hat has been working with early pilot customers, and is now looking to a wider group of customers to further develop its OpenStack distribution. The company has also worked with Rackspace to provide fully managed Red Hat OpenStack-powered clouds in the future. “Through our expanding involvement with OpenStack, we’ve seen a thriving community develop and are excited in reaching this milestone along the way to delivering an enterprise-class product based on this open cloud technology,” said Brian Stevens, CTO and vice president, Worldwide Engineering, Red Hat. “Our current productization efforts are focused around hardening an integrated solution of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenStack to deliver an enterprise-ready solution that enables enterprises worldwide to realize infrastructure clouds. We invite OpenStack enthusiasts and enterprises interested in the technology to download our preview and provide feedback to help us accelerate the delivery of a stable OpenStack enterprise platform for the industry.”

Savvis adds security feature to Symphony cloud services. Savvis, a CenturyLink (CTL) company, announced the addition of Trend Micro Deep Security to its global Symphony Virtual Private Data Center (VPDC) cloud services. The new security offering, Virtual IPS (vIPS) for VPDC, is a virtual, fully automated intrusion prevention system purpose-built for hybrid and public cloud deployments. Symphony VPDC also can be integrated seamlessly to support hybrid cloud solutions that leverage Savvis’ managed hosting, colocation and network services. “Deep Security’s innovative virtualization and cloud security design and feature set enable us to deliver a fully automated, virtualized intrusion prevention system that our customers can implement quickly and easily,” said Chris Richter, vice president of security products and services at Savvis. “Moving forward, we expect to continue collaborating with Trend Micro as we explore opportunities to further enhance our position as a leader in cloud security.”

Dell releases Wyse D Class Cloud Client.  Dell announced the release of its new Wyse D class mid-range cloud client family, comprised of thin clients and cloud PCs, which blends superb system performance, excellent multimedia capabilities and energy efficiency in a compact desktop device. The new product family combines features that provide users with access to line-of-business information from virtualized environments from Citrix, Dell, Microsoft, and VMware. D class models include Windows Embedded Standard 7 and 2009, a version that uses Dell Wyse WSM provisioning software, and a Wyse-enhanced SUSE Linux Enterprise version. “The Dell Wyse D class mid-range cloud client family provides new levels of desktop performance in an extremely efficient, compact form factor, as well as extends Dell’s cloud client computing offering to better serve the customer needs,” said Param Desai, executive director, Product Management, Dell Wyse. “The D class offers businesses the efficiency, flexibility and ease of integration they require, while end users enjoy a rich, high-performance multimedia desktop experience.”

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John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

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