Businesses and organizations are evolving and innovating rapidly to respond constantly to a changing market. Enterprises need to consider the correct set of technologies, methodologies and tools to adapt to the persistent changes in IT. Digital Transformation is the goal for many enterprises who want to provide private cloud, public cloud and hybrid cloud capabilities for their users. Many enterprise, commercial and individual developers have embraced OpenStack as the leading open source cloud platform to harness the innovation, efficiency and agility that are essential for digital business operations. However, deploying OpenStack can be challenging given its multiple projects and rapid evolution in its components. Dell EMC and Red Hat together try to solve these challenges using this guide.
The PowerFlex family offers key value propositions of traditional and cloud-native production workloads, deployment flexibility, linear scalability, predictable high performance, and enterprise-grade resilience.
Red Hat OpenStack Platform is a collection of interacting services that control its computing, storage, and networking resources. Red Hat OpenStack Platform provides integrated foundation to create, deploy, scale and build a private or public Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud on top of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
This paper provides guidance on planning, deploying, and configuring the components to build Red Hat OpenStack Platform on Dell EMC PowerFlex family. The solution based on two-layer architecture with PowerFlex appliance hosting Red Hat OpenStack Platform and PowerFlex. The workloads running on Red Hat OpenStack Platform consume storage that is provided by PowerFlex.