Delivering enterprise capable OpenStack clouds

Ed. Note: This blog was authored by John Terpstra, Director Cloud Architecture and Software Engineering

The Dell Validated Solutions Organization is pleased to introduce the jointly engineered Dell Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Solution based on Red Hat OpenStack Platform (OSP) 9, available in early November.

This offering continues to deliver on our commitment to be first to market with Red Hat OpenStack software releases and to provide an enterprise-capable, highly flexible and simple to deploy OpenStack solution that captures and leverages the innovation created in the OpenStack eco-system. In this release, we are enhancing deployment automation, automating in-service updates and providing options to implement containers as a service with Red Hat OpenShift 3.3, which is based on Kubernetes and Docker.

Additionally, Red Hat CloudForms 4.2 has been validated as an optional extension to provide multi-cloud management and usage metering for show back/chargeback. Dell EMC Deployment Guides will be available for rapid deployment of OpenShift and CloudForms. Visit Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Solutions at Dell Tech Center for the latest updates.

We use an automated test harness that extends the OpenStack Tempest toolset to help ensure that each OpenStack component, alone and in enterprise-class combinations, can be deployed with confidence. Open source advocates will appreciate that all enhanced enablement tools and utilities created by Dell and Red Hat to support system testing and validation have been released in public open repositories such as GitHub under the Apache2 license. This release, like previous solution releases, is fully open source and free from any form of proprietary code.

This latest release uses Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 and is powered with the latest generation of Dell PowerEdge R430, R630, R730 and R730xd servers and Networking. The core architecture is documented in a reference architecture and designed to scale from less than half a rack to a three-rack cloud infrastructure solution capable of supporting up to 2,500 VM instances or up to 8,000 container instances.

Join us at Dell World 2016 and OpenStack Summit EMEA to learn more about Dell Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Solutions.


Dell World

Dell will host business and IT leaders from around the world Oct, 18-20, for the biggest enterprise technology event of the year. Join us for a different type of technology conference – Austin style – where the city’s most delicious food comes on trucks and the country’s best musicians play live every night!


Cloud Sessions @ Dell World

Visit the session catalog here to build your Dell World schedule with these cloud sessions.

Realize the benefits of OpenStack without the challenges

Cloud trends and the Dell technologies point of view

Federal: Cloud-based solutions for mission-centric operations

The business imperatives driving cloud adoption

Critical cloud considerations for your applications

Developing the Perfect Cloud – How to make your enterprise cloud ready and cloud efficient

Executing Your Cloud Strategy: Managing your organization’s Digital transformation

Public, Private or Hybrid Cloud – Where should your apps live?

Go Cloud Native in as little as 2 days


OpenStack Summit EMEA 2016

OpenStack Summit heads to Barcelona Spain, Oct 25-28, where you can network, skill up and plan your OpenStack cloud strategy. Check out the Dell session and register today!

Dell Sessions @ OpenStack Summit

Hello World for Murano – end to end process in a Docker container and more

The Good, Bad and Ugly: OpenStack Consumption Models

Automating your manual test suite using a Tempest plugin, Scenario tests and Rally

Hadoop on OpenStack Cloud: The Elephant can fly!

Cinder Project Update

Analyzing Performance in the Cloud : solving an elastic problem with a scientific approach

Build the Artificial Intelligence Cloud – Provision and Manage Tensor Flow cluster with OpenStack

Troubleshooting Neutron: Physical and Virtual Networks

Getting the Most Out of Rally for Improving Scaling Behavior


Sarah Vela

About the Author: Sarah Vela

Sarah Vela is no longer with Dell Technologies.