Red Hat Plans to Reset Its OpenStack Release Cycle

by Sean Michael Kerner

[VIDEO] Mark McLoughlin, Director of OpenStack Engineering at Red Hat, discusses how his firm is fine-tuning its OpenStack efforts.

Red Hat is now in the processing of developing a refined approach to how it builds and productizes its OpenStack Platform releases.

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform (OSP) was first announced back in June 2013 as a fully-supported commercial solution from Red Hat for the cloud. Since then, Red Hat has updated OSP multiple times, with the most recent milestone, OSP 8, released in April of this year.

A key challenge though for Red Hat is that its OSP 8 release is based on the OpenStack Liberty release and not the Mitaka release that also debuted in April. To date, Red Hat's OSP updates have trailed the upstream community by six or more months — but that soon could be changing.

In a video interview, Mark McLoughlin, Director of OpenStack Engineering at Red Hat, details how he's working to more closely align the upstream OpenStack release cadence with the commercial release of Red Hat OSP.

Watch the full video interview with Mark McLoughlin below:

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at ServerWatch and InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.

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This article was originally published on Monday Jun 13th 2016
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