Red Hat’s Infrastructure-as-a-Service Platform Provides Flexibility, Agility

Company expands cloud footprint with release of Red Hat CloudForms open hybrid cloud management platform.

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Red Hat, Inc., an open source solutions provider, has announced the next step in its delivery of open hybrid cloud solutions to enterprises with the general availability of Red Hat CloudForms. The open hybrid cloud management platform enables enterprises to create and manage Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) hybrid clouds, helping make self-service computing resources available to users in a managed, governed, and secure way.

CloudForms delivers the flexibility and agility businesses want with the control and governance that IT needs. Organizations can build a hybrid cloud that encompasses a wide variety of infrastructure, of many types, and from many vendors, using CloudForms and can also manage their cloud applications while avoiding vendor lock-in. With CloudForms, enterprises can build and manage an open enterprise hybrid cloud, providing infrastructure choice spanning across multiple virtualization platforms and extending to public cloud resources, and can build and manage applications in their cloud, enabling enterprises to use their cloud for their workloads.

In comparison to other solutions on the market, CloudForms gives enterprises the ability to:

  • Provide end users with self-service capabilities while satisfying IT administrators’ needs for control and governance

  • Build and manage an open hybrid cloud by extending the capabilities provided in an on-premise cloud with the scale and features provided via a choice in trusted public clouds

  • Deploy and manage applications across multiple virtualization technologies and the public cloud based on a single Application Blueprint and policy, reducing management complexity while maximizing infrastructure flexibility

  • Use tools and software from a wide variety of vendors to easily integrate into existing infrastructure for access to a wide range of technologies, giving organizations choice and freedom from lock-in

Red Hat provides a comprehensive infrastructure stack that includes Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, JBoss Enterprise Middleware, Red Hat Storage, thousands of certified ISV applications, and now Red Hat CloudForms to manage this stack in hybrid cloud environments.

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