VMware (www.vmware.com) has unveiled VMware Integrated OpenStack 5, the newest release of VMware’s OpenStack distribution that is on the OpenStack Queens release. 

Available in both Carrier and Data Center Editions, VMware Integrated OpenStack 5 will introduce new features designed to help customers simplify, scale, and secure production OpenStack environments. Through open, vendor-neutral API access to VMware’s virtualized infrastructure, communications service providers (CSPs) and enterprises have a proven, high-performance platform based on an open architecture to accelerate production network functions virtualization (NFV) workload deployment and service innovation, according to Gabriele Di Piazza, vice president of products and solutions, Telco NFV Business Unit, VMware.

He adds that VMware Integrated OpenStack 5 will be one of the first commercial OpenStack distributions to comply with the OpenStack Foundation’s 2018.02 interoperability guidelines. An active member of the OpenStack community, VMware packages, tests, and supports all major components of the distribution, including the full open source OpenStack code in a multi-cloud architecture. 

VMware Integrated OpenStack provides customers with a solution to deploy and operate OpenStack clouds optimized for VMware’s NFV and software-defined data center (SDDC) infrastructure, with automation and onboarding. Eligible existing VMware Integrated OpenStack customers will be able to take advantage of the software’s built-in upgrade capability to upgrade to VMware Integrated OpenStack 5.

VMware Integrated OpenStack 5 is expected to become available in August.