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Red Hat has integrated its version of the OpenStack management platform with Red Hat OpenShift. The now previewed Red Hat OpenStack Services on OpenShift should make it easier for administrators to manage and scale their (Red Hat) OpenStack cloud environments.

With the release of the Red Hat OpenStack Services on OpenShift preview, previously known as Red Hat OpenStack Platform 18, it should be possible to manage both OpenStack environments and OpenShift Kubernetes cluster environments simultaneously. This way, companies do not have to invest in new solutions or applications but can continue using their existing tooling. According to Red Hat, this is especially useful as more and more companies consider OpenStack and OpenShift to be “symbiotic” systems.

Other benefits the arrival of the new solution should bring include greater flexibility, fast parallel processing based on the Ansible Automation Platform and OpenShift Go Operators, increased scalability, enhanced security through encrypted inter-service communication and improved observability for OpenStack.

Phasing out Tripleo control plane

More specifically, the arrival of Red Hat OpenStack Services on OpenShift allows administrators to reduce complexity and lower costs. Partly because they no longer need the Tripleo control plane to manage OpenStack environments.

This makes Red Hat OpenStack Platform 17.1 the latest version of OpenStack from the hybrid-cloud specialist that uses the classic version of the control plane. However, the currently used Tripleo control plane will still be supported until 2027.