Announced at the OpenStack Summit 2018, the integrated solution is aimed at offering a one-stop solution to the customers looking for compute and storage functions in a single co-located environment.
Red Hat said that the new solution will enhance the application portability between datacenter and network edge. It will be especially helpful for the customers who didn’t have choice other than the inflexible and proprietary systems.
“Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Cloud provides the infrastructure consolidation and simplified lifecycle management which many OpenStack customers are looking for to accelerate their private cloud deployments at the edge and in datacenters,” said Henry Baltazar, Research VP, 451 Research.
The open-source software giant listed a number of benefits of Red Hat HCI for Cloud, primarily the unified lifecycle management. It will help customers to create “standardized private cloud building blocks”, allowing them to operate and manage OpenStack and storage functions as a single unit.
“Customers looking to build a common foundation across datacenter and edge deployments now have the confidence to enable faster rollout of services to their customers. Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Cloud provides customers with the power and versatility of hyperconvergence in the hybrid cloud,” said Ranga Rangachari, vice president and general manager, Storage, Red Hat.
The second benefit is lower cost and greater operational flexibility. Enterprises can run dedicated compute and storage in datacenter along with the hyperconverged nodes at edge. It will optimize the data center resource usage.
Further, Red Hat said that its new integrated solution will allow companies to use their existing private cloud expertise with the OpenStack technology. “Hyperconverged infrastructure has great appeal with IT generalists, who are rapidly replacing siloed specialist roles in the modern enterprise,” the company said.
The HCI for Cloud will also help the companies which are implementing systems for network functions virtualizations (NFV) infrastructures.
It is expected to be generally available in June 2018.