Red Hat Now has Customer Trials of Open Source OpenStack

openstackFrom the ‘that didn’t take long’ files:

BOSTON. It wasn’t all that long ago that Red Hat officially announced that they were joining the OpenStack open source cloud project.

Today at the Red Hat Summit, Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens revealed that Red Hat already has active customer trials of OpenStack.

Steven’s sees OpenStack as being a nice complement to the hybrid PaaS solution called OpenShift that is being announced this week. With both platform and infrastructure, Red Hat will have an end to end solution for cloud.

The icing on the cake is CloudForms – a solution that at one time many people (myself included) assumed would be a full public cloud IaaS on its own. CloudForms is really more of an orchestration layer, leveraging deltacloud, so it can manage all clouds – OpenStack or otherwise.

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals Follow him on Twitter @ TechJournalist. ##

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