Veritas Technologies and Red Hat have partnered to support business critical enterprise applications on OpenStack, offering quality of service to OpenStack applications and workloads.
Red Hat OpenStack Platform is a scalable Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution designed for the cloud, integrating Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Red Hat’s OpenStack technology to form a cloud environment.
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," he said.
"We are working with Red Hat so that organisations can confidently adopt OpenStack for their most demanding enterprise workloads."
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.
Balakrishnan 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," he added.
“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."