The business climate in today's markets is hypercompetitive and marked by constant dynamic change. As a result, enterprises are demanding ever more performance and services from IT infrastructures that are reaching their capacity limits and budget constraints. To cope with these challenges, business IT is turning to cloud computing for flexible, agile, and cost-effective infrastructures that will speed up delivery of applications and services — without making any compromises in quality.
OpenStack is a fast-growing open source cloud operating system running exclusively on x86 technology that responds to growing demands through managed pools of computing, storage and networking resources located throughout a datacentre. As an open source platform, the OpenStack code is regularly updated but many enterprises do not yet have the experience or personnel required to implement this new and extremely flexible modular platform.
The combination of the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and the Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® OpenStack Platform accelerates deployment of solutions that deliver massively scalable performance for private enterprise IaaS clouds, as well as cloud infrastructures for service providers. Cisco UCS is the ideal foundation for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform because this high-performance, massively scalable system was designed for fast, simple, and cost-efficient deployment of integrated compute, network, and storage resources. New UCS products include:
- Modular, high-density servers for cloud-scale environments
- A compact form factor for edge-scale computing where data originates
- Enhancements that increase power and control for intensive data analytics and application acceleration.