RedHat has created it's own OpenStack distribution that is now in preview and still a bit rough around the edges, but promises to include what is needed to deploy & evaluate a truly & complete Open Cloud environment. In addition, Red Hat wants there to be a widely used open-source community developed PaaS model for the cloud which includes being open to participation by a community of peers.
To really create a open cloud environment and to make it useful, you need to complete the stack with an PaaS. Just getting a cloud environment up and running is no longer enough. The challenge that OpenStack faces is how to get people, applications and services working on OpenStack out of the box.
One approach to the problem is to combining all the necessary pieces that go into building an OpenStack cloud (compute, storage, networking, management) with a platform as a service (PaaS) into your OpenStack distribution.
OpenShift Origin project is licensed under the Apache License 2.0, a permissive and widely-used open source license, which was selected so that the code would be available for use by the broadest range of
individuals and organizations. This is the same license chosen by the OpenStack project, for much the same reason. This license is already well known and understood by individuals and organizations already involved in cloud computing and in enterprise scale open source development.
In this session, I'll discuss RedHat's efforts with OpenStack, Fedora, & OpenShift Origin to create a more complete OpenStack distribution. Our community initiatives to ensure Origin easily and seamlessly integrates on any OpenStack distribution and how to you can add Origin into your own OpenStack distributions.