Red Hat Plans to Re-Set its OpenStack Release Cycle

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform (OSP) was first announced back in June 2013, as 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 which 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.