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OpenStack has evolved continuously with every release and with the Havana release we have yet again a set of new features that make it even easier to build and deploy OpenStack clouds.
The new services introduced were:
- OpenStack Metering – provides a single source of usage data across services
- OpenStack Orchestration – template-driven service for describing the automating deployment of services for apps
Brief about New Features
Now let us look at the new features for individual services.
1. OpenStack Compute:
- Support for Docker which speeds up application deployment with containers
- Additional features through the Dashboard
2. OpenStack Object Storage:
- Global Clusters for Object Storage
- Performance improvements to disk operations and caching
- ConfD for better configuration management
3. OpenStack Block Storage:
- Extend volume size
- Transfer volume ownership
- Migrate volumes
- Update Quotas
- QoS for Block Storage for guaranteed performance for apps
4. OpenStack Networking:
- Integration with new Metering service for better billing capabilities
- Hardware vendors can now write plugins for L2 networking
5. OpenStack Dashboard:
- Greater multilingual support
- Improved UI, workflows, and productivity
- Better virtualization of network topology
- Improved role and password management
6. Shared Services:
- Image service now supports quotas and additional storage options
- Identity service now provides better separation between authorization and authentication
- Granular RBAC
If you are interested in learning more about OpenStack and getting some hands-on, we are launching the Red Hat OpenStack Administration (CL210) course shortly. If you are interested, please fill out this form and we will get back to you.
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WRITTEN BY Sangram Rath