Brian Atkisson, Principal Architect, Red Hat, Matthew Carpenter, Principal Systems Administrator, Red Hat
Red Hat IT, like most Red Hat customers, is on an open hybrid journey to migrate workloads from traditional platforms to a run-anywhere, container-based model. However, as part of this project, we are rethinking what it means to be a datacenter and how applications function across multiple physical sites.
In support of this vision, our datacenters are being rebuilt from the ground-up to run on Red Hat OpenStack Platform. OpenStack Platform clusters operate at each datacenter with applications front-ended by global traffic management solutions. These clusters, using Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat Gluster Storage, provide a reliable foundation upon which to layer Red Hat OpenShift and a complete application stack. Two Red Hat-operated and -built datacenters are combined with a third leg, hosted within AWS, to achieve this active-active(-active) model.
In this session recorded from Red Hat Summit, Brian Atkisson and Matthew Carpenter, Red Hat, Inc, focus on the Red Hat OpenStack Platform infrastructure and configuration used to achieve this architecture, the challenges we faced, and the integration points with Red Hat OpenShift.
This recorded Red Hat Summit session delivers an understanding of how and why OpenStack Platform was deployed this way and the components used as back-end infrastructure for both applications and Red Hat OpenShift. Note: A basic understanding of Linux, virtualization, and container concepts is assumed.