Oracle has released a preview of its own OpenStack build designed to run atop Oracle Linux and Oracle VM Server. The move follows the integration of the open source cloud framework with its Solaris platform last month.
Oracle has become the latest vendor to announce an OpenStack distribution that pairs the platform with its own Linux build, following on from others such as Red Hat, Suse and Ubuntu.
Available to download now, Oracle's OpenStack technology preview allows Oracle Linux and Oracle VM users to take advantage of the open source cloud software. This provides customers with additional choices and interoperability while building on the efficiency, performance, scalability and security of Oracle Linux and Oracle VM, the firm said.
Writing on Oracle's Linux blog, product director Chris Kawalek said that one of the firm's goals is to work with the community and help OpenStack take the next step into the enterprise application space.
"As OpenStack matures and evolves it provides a solution which can meet the growing need for standardisation in the IT infrastructure. With the wider adoption of OpenStack, customers are looking to leverage it to a broader set of applications including enterprise applications," he said.
Support for this build will be included as part of Premier Support for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM at no extra cost, the firm said.
"This support includes the base operating system which OpenStack installs on, the OpenStack bits, hypervisor and guest operating system with Oracle Linux. This complete end-to-end support, which includes all the components of the stack, is a key requirement for enterprise customers and therefore we will be providing it as part of Oracle Linux/Oracle VM Premier Support," Kawalek said.
Oracle declined to say when a full release of its OpenStack distribution for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM would be available. Last month, the firm announced OpenStack support for its Solaris enterprise Unix platform.
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