Originally the Linux vendor had planned on deploying a standalone OpenStack product but that plan has now changed. Red Hat is now going to go to market with an all-in-one Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Edition that bundles platform and cloud together.
In a video interview with ServerWatch at the Red Summit in Boston, Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens explains why the change is being made and how it will accelerate innovation for both Linux and OpenStack.
With the original plan, the OpenStack solution would have been a separate solution sold as a subscription that would then need to be layered on top of a Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) distribution.
“What we learned as we built our development team is that everything that is happening in OpenStack is really influencing what is happening in Linux,” Stevens said.