Comparing Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Canonical's Charmed OpenStack

Improve security and efficiency at a reduced total cost of ownership with Charmed OpenStack


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OpenStack is an essential component of every modern organisation which uses private cloud infrastructure for better economics, improved security and a higher level of flexibility. Red Hat and Canonical each offer their own production-grade OpenStack distribution, however, this has been achieved using a completely different approach towards OpenStack deployments, operations and support.

This whitepaper performs a detailed comparison of Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Canonical’s Charmed OpenStack, including:

  • A comprehensive cost analysis comparing Red Hat’s per socket-pair pricing model to Canonical’s per host pricing model
  • Detailed comparisons of the support and managed services available for deployment, upgrade and day-to-day maintenance of OpenStack
  • An overview of the integration capabilities of each distribution if used in a hybrid or multi-cloud environment
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