This reference architecture characterizes the Dell Red Hat Cloud Solution powered by Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 7. This cloud solution is capable of private and hybrid cloud deployments and integrates Dell server, storage, and networking infrastructure with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack platform. The architecture provides validated and recommended configurations for all system hardware, software and networking designs. The architecture is jointly engineered and fully validated by Dell and Red Hat. This architecture provides configuration details including:

  • OpenStack controller and compute nodes with Dell PowerEdge R630 and optional R430/R730 servers.
  • OpenStack storage configurations with Dell PowerEdge R730XD servers and Red Hat Ceph Enterprise for Object and Block storage and optional for Dell PS and SC series storage platforms.
  • 10 GbE networking configurations leverage Dell Networking S3048/4048 switching

Dell and Red Hat cloud offerings are specifically designed and engineered for enterprise customers and were created to help accelerate adoption of open, flexible, modular cloud solutions.