OpenStack is an open source framework for building private and public IaaS clouds
Red Hat is planning to release an enterprise grade version of the OpenStack open source software for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds in 2013.
The company said that OpenStack is an open source framework for building private and public IaaS clouds that complements its portfolio of open source cloud solutions.
In April 2012, Red Hat joined the OpenStack Foundation, the governing body for maintaining the OpenStack project.
The core software projects offer compute, storage and networking management services, with a shared identity service and dashboard.
Red Hat’s OpenStack distribution will further extend the company’s open hybrid cloud portfolio, which includes Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Storage and Red Hat OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).
Red Hat CTO and vice president of Worldwide Engineering Brian Stevens said: "Our current productization efforts are focused around hardening an integrated solution of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenStack to deliver an enterprise-ready solution that enables enterprises worldwide to realize infrastructure clouds."