As part of its go to market product bundling, Red Hat is now offering two separate bundles for the commercial release of its OpenStack solution. The first is the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform which is optimized as an OpenStack Nova Compute platform. The second offering is called the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform for Controller Nodes, and is targeted for nodes that don’t require virtual guests.
To date, Red Hat has not made a penny from it’s OpenStack efforts, though with the general availability releases today, that is likely to change. Red Hat CEO, Jim Whitehurst noted during his company’s recent earnings call, that real revenues for OpenStack are not likely to start flowing for another year to 18 months.
Red Hat will be following its typical annual subscription model for its OpenStack solutions and has now also released its list pricing.
List pricing for US (in USD$) for an annual subscription follows:
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform Premium: $4,499/socket-pair/year
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform Standard: $3,449/socket-pair/year
– Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform for Controller Nodes Premium: $2,799/socketpair/year
-Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform for Controller Nodes Standard: $2,149/socketpair/year