Distributed Private Cloud Infrastructure - DCN / Edge

I have hesitated to post anything about Red Hat OpenStack Edge since it got introduced in OSP13 simply because I found it quite difficult to consume. Also the storage situation back then was .. not complete. Things improved overtime and now with OSP16.1 we can deploy our private cloud with the following features (which imho finally makes it production ready.):

- ceph storage at the edge / dcn

- one stack per site for better management and lifecycle

- improved routed networking configuration

- image caching at the edge


So why would anyone...Read more

Hypercool Infrastructure - HCI RHV/Gluster + OpenStack/CEPH

Last year (2017) at OpenStack summit in Boston a friend of mine (Randy Rubins) presented an interesting concept of deploying OpenStack Control plane (together with HCI compute/storage) on Hyper-Converged Red Hat Virtualization Platform (the upstream ovirt). The idea was to capture all the workloads (pets and cattle) in single integrated infrastructure.  I remember sitting there in that conference room and thinking about all the pros and cons of this solution. Both RHV (ovirt) and OpenStack comes with a sets of trade-offs. Combining both platforms together makes it a "Unicorn", hence the reason for Hyper-Cool name.  ...Read more