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Red Hat pushes out Icehouse-based beta of Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0

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Red Hat has made available a beta release for the next version of its OpenStack distribution, which is set to combine the Icehouse version of the OpenStack framework with its upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 operating system.

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