Oracle has introduced a technology preview of an OpenStack distribution that allows Oracle Linux and Oracle VM users to work with the open source cloud software. The new capability provides customers with additional choices and interoperability while allowing them to benefit from the performance, scalability, and security of Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. Users can install this OpenStack technology preview in their test environments with the latest version of Oracle Linux and the beta release of Oracle VM 3.3.
The distribution is delivered as part of the Oracle Linux and Oracle VM Premier Support offerings, with no added cost and Oracle is working with the OpenStack community to develop and enhance its capabilities to address customer needs.
“Oracle is working closely with the OpenStack community across many areas,” said Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president, Linux and Virtualization Engineering, Oracle. “Oracle will continue to help deliver OpenStack capabilities to enable our customers to more efficiently deploy, manage and support their large Oracle data center deployments.”
Customers can use Oracle Linux as the base operating system for OpenStack deployments where they can take advantage of the advanced patching capabilities of Oracle Ksplice. OpenStack services such as compute, network, and storage management, can be downloaded from the Oracle Public Yum Server and Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN).