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Red Hat 2015 Predictions: OpenStack, Containerization and Open Hybrid Clouds


Virtualization and Cloud executives share their predictions for 2015.  Read them in this series exclusive.

Contributed article by Red Hat Executives

OpenStack, Containerization and Open Hybrid Clouds

OpenStack containerization -

By the end of 2015, we will see at least one vendor offering an OpenStack product deployed in containers, and deploying only container workloads. We have already seen community efforts to containerize OpenStack, and container management and orchestration with Kubernetes launched with great momentum during 2014. The next step will be to bring these to market, and I anticipate that we will see someone coming to market with a self-service container deployment platform, running and managing a containerized OpenStack. Another trend will be the containerization of OpenStack services - this will help to address the installation complexities of OpenStack and also facilitate the building of more complex solutions.

-- Joe Fitzgerald, vice president and general manager, Cloud Management, Red Hat

Movement toward an open hybrid cloud strategy -

Enterprises will adopt public clouds more in 2015 and will experience some of the benefits of scaling, but also experience the challenges of the public cloud, especially in terms of outages and unpredictable behaviors in performance. More customers will realize that hybrid cloud is the way to go and will need a way to manage it. Going fully private cloud or virtualized infrastructure only makes them less nimble. The hybrid approach will be deployed more and more--not technically, but rather logically, as in the consumption of more SaaS applications.

-- Ashesh Badani, vice president and general manager, OpenShift, Red Hat

OpenStack dominance in NFV and telco -

The telecommunications industry will adopt OpenStack as the default platform for NFV in growing production deployments coming out of their POC and pilot phases. 2014 was the year many major telecommunications and network equipment providers concluded that OpenStack is their foundation for agility. At least one telco will publicly rolled out a core service running on an OpenStack infrastructure. NFV has taken the telco world by storm in the past two years, and the next step will be the deployment to production of a core telco service like vIMS or vEPC and that will happen in 2015.

-- Radhesh Balakrishnan, general manager, OpenStack, Red Hat


About the Authors

Ashesh Badani -- Ashesh Badani is responsible for Red Hat's Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) business, including Red Hat's OpenShift PaaS, and the overall Cloud Business. Previously, he oversaw product line management and marketing for Red Hat's JBoss Enterprise Middleware portfolio. Prior to joining Red Hat, Badani served as director of product management and product marketing of integration and application platform products at Sun Microsystems and has 15 years of experience in the technology and finance industry.

Radhesh Balakrishnan -- As the global leader for virtualization at Red Hat, Balakrishnan is responsible for Red Hat's virtualization business including driving strategy, product management and product marketing for products and technologies including Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat OpenStack.  Balakrishnan has more than 17 years of experience in the IT industry across various enterprise technologies. Prior to joining Red Hat, Balakrishnan was with Microsoft for 14 years where he held various product management and product marketing roles across Windows Azure, System Center, Windows Server, Windows Storage Server, Exchange Server and Windows desktop products and technologies.

Joe Fitzgerald -- Joe Fitzgerald was the co-founder and former CEO of ManageIQ, a leading provider of cloud management solutions, which was acquired by Red Hat and is now an integral part of the Open Hybrid Cloud portfolio. Joe also co-founded Novadigm, a provider of enterprise systems management solutions, recognized by IDC for desired-state and policy-based management innovations and a Gartner "Magic Quadrant" leader many times. After Novadigm was acquired by HP, Joe was CTO and Director of Product Engineering, and honored as an HP Distinguished Technologist. Joe has over 30 years of experience providing highly-scalable systems management solutions to enterprises worldwide and holds numerous patents. 
Published Tuesday, January 06, 2015 10:58 AM by David Marshall
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Once again, how great is it to be a part of the virtualization and cloud industries? 2014 was another banner year, and we witnessed a number of fantastic technologies take shape and skyrocket. And I, along with many industry experts and executives, media

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