Red Hat Continues Leadership and Momentum with Open Hybrid Clouds
Company Expands Cloud Offerings with Delivery of Red Hat CloudForms 1.1
and Two Cloud Solution Bundles with Corresponding Services Offering
RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced advancements in its delivery of open hybrid
cloud solutions and technologies to enterprises. Expanding its cloud
footprint, Red Hat today delivers an update to its open hybrid cloud
management platform with the availability of Red Hat CloudForms 1.1 and
releases two cloud solution bundles and a services offering combining
several of Red Hat's leading product portfolios.
Red Hat CloudForms 1.1
In early June 2012, Red Hat delivered
the first release of Red Hat CloudForms, an open hybrid cloud management
platform built to enable enterprises to create and manage
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) hybrid clouds with the ability to
make self-service computing resources available to users in a managed,
governed and secure way. 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.
Today, Red Hat updates the CloudForms platform with the release of
CloudForms 1.1. With this release, Red Hat has expanded the reach of the
product further into Asia Pacific and Europe with enablement for four
additional languages, including Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional
Chinese and Portuguese. The 1.1 release also incorporates a number of
updates and fixes covering features such as:
System Groups: allowing administrators to easily organize systems to
perform actions, such as updating packages, upon many systems as if
they were one.
LDAP Support: allowing enterprises to leverage their existing identity
management solutions within CloudForms.
Content searching: providing enterprises the ability to quickly search
all application lifecycle environments for specific pieces of content.
Open Hybrid Cloud Solutions and Open IaaS Architecture Service
At the Red Hat Summit in June 2012, Red Hat announced
a set of solutions designed to enable enterprises to build and manage
open hybrid clouds. Combining Red Hat's full portfolio of products, the
solutions offer enterprises an easy on-ramp to open hybrid cloud
computing with reduced complexity.
The first of the four solutions, Red Hat Storage, was delivered in June
2012. Today, Red Hat announces the general availability of two
additional open hybrid cloud solutions:
Red Hat Hybrid IaaS Solution: This offering reduces the
complexity of building a hybrid cloud by providing a comprehensive set
of software components to save time in deploying a hybrid cloud. The
solution includes virtualization management with Red Hat Enterprise
Virtualization; a hybrid cloud management framework with Red Hat
CloudForms; guest operating system with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and
the ability to add on-demand public cloud compute hours with Red Hat
Certified Public Cloud Providers.
Red Hat Cloud with Virtualization Bundle: With this offering,
customers can combine cloud and virtualization projects into one step
to enable the acceleration of project completion, the reduction of
project hours and lowered total cost of ownership. This solution
includes software needed to build and manage a cloud, from
virtualization management to cloud orchestration, to cover virtual
machine management, systems management and application lifecycle
management. Included in the solution bundle are Red Hat Enterprise
Virtualization and Red Hat CloudForms.
In addition, Red Hat is also launching a new cloud-focused offering from
its Services team, called the Open IaaS Architecture Service. Cloud
services from Red Hat are designed to accelerate the development of
functional, enterprise-ready clouds and their associated services and
benefits to enterprises. To help enable a customer's private or hybrid
cloud for success from day one, Red Hat offers its Open IaaS
Architecture Service, which defines, designs, installs and optimizes Red
Hat's cloud and virtualization offerings to deliver an open, scalable
IaaS specific to each customer's environment. The service also includes
documentation of the installation as well as guidance on best practices
for ongoing management.
CloudForms 1.1, the Red Hat Hybrid IaaS Solution, the Red Hat Cloud with
Virtualization Bundle and the Open IaaS Architecture Service are
globally available from Red Hat today.
Virtual Event and Announcement
To learn more about these announcements and to hear from Red Hat
executives, partners and customers about Red Hat Cloud and the full Red
Hat portfolio, join Red Hat for its Optimizing IT virtual event
beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. The keynote and
presentations will also be available on demand following the live event.
Join by visiting https://vts.inxpo.com/scripts/server.nxp?LASCmd=AI:4;F:QS!10100&ShowKey=11689&AffiliateData=press.
Bryan Che, general manager, Cloud Business Unit, Red Hat
"With Red Hat's expertise in open source and throughout the full stack,
we are an ideal partner for enterprises looking to deploy open hybrid
cloud solutions. With the delivery of both an update to our CloudForms
management platform and the availability of our two hybrid cloud
solutions, we're offering our customers even greater flexibility and
ease in the cloud. With these offerings, Red Hat drives further cloud
leadership for the industry."
Jay Lyman, senior analyst, 451 Research
"Today's enterprise organizations face a forward path that must
consider existing and legacy investments in datacenter, virtual and
cloud computing infrastructure and technology. With its comprehensive
suite of virtualization, cloud computing and hybrid offerings, as well
as additional choices common to many enterprise implementations, Red Hat
is matching market demand for flexibility, openness and performance that
will help enterprises evolve their IT infrastructure with the cloud."
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