Red Hat’s first OpenStack preview was based on the OpenStack Essex release and is now being rebased to the Folsom release.
Folsom was released by the upstream OpenStack community in September and includes new block storage and cloud networking capabilities. OpenStack is a multi-stakeholder cloud platform project with participation from many tech industry leaders, including HP, IBM, Dell and Intel.
Andy Cathrow, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Red Hat, explained to ServerWatch that the new Red Hat OpenStack update is still just a preview release. He stressed that the product is not yet a full Red Hat-supported product and there is still work that will be done to provide additional stability and enterprise hardening.
“This is upstream Folsom with some bug fixes and packaging,” Cathrow said.