Description: This section will give you the resources to understand and learn what the Red Hat OpenStack Platform (RHOSP) is.

Let us start at the beginning: what is the Red Hat OpenStack Platform (RHOSP)?

RHOSP is a foundational platform to run private or public Infrastructure-as-a-service cloud on top of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. RHOSP is packaged so that you can create private, public, or hybrid cloud platforms from your hardware.

The RHOSP IaaS cloud is implemented by a collection of interacting services that control its computing, storage, and networking resources. You can manage the cloud with a web-based interface to control, provision, and automate RHOSP resources in addition to an extensive API, also available to end users.

Advantages of the platform:

  • Create public, private, or hybrid clouds that you can scale up or down

  • Deploy cloud-enabled workloads

  • Address customer demands in hours or minutes instead of weeks or days

  • Implement stability and agility for your cloud environments, using hybrid cloud management, monitoring, and reporting with Red Hat CloudForms.

Read more about OpenStack basics in the following resources:

  • Product Overview Page : Official landing page for the OpenStack Platform product on the Red Hat website.

  • Product Guide docs : General product guide that covers the basics of what OpenStack is, the benefits of the platform, and the software and hardware components.

  • Product Website : Official OpenStack project website. Take your time perusing the various pages and resources available here. This is where you will find various event and community information as well.

Architecture and Components of RHOSP

Product Architecture


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  • Labs-based course covering OSP 16 focusing on architecture, concepts, environment, setup and operation.

Product Training


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OpenShift and OpenStack - How they work together and can compliment one another’s capabilities

OpenStack for Telco

  • Telco cloud offers an alternative way to rapidly design, deploy, and operate your service delivery infrastructure. This session will explore the underlying drivers behind telco cloud, what one entails, and how to build your own.

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