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Red Hat Extends Datacenter Infrastructure Control, Automation with Latest Version of Red Hat CloudForms
[February 07, 2019]

Red Hat Extends Datacenter Infrastructure Control, Automation with Latest Version of Red Hat CloudForms


Red Hat (News - Alert), Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Red Hat Cloudforms 4.7, the latest version of its highly-scalable infrastructure management tool. Red Hat CloudForms 4.7 includes deeper integration with Red Hat Ansible Automation and new infrastructure integrations designed to help streamline and simplify IT management across hybrid cloud infrastructure.

According to Gartner (News - Alert), "the landscape of cloud adoption is one of hybrid clouds and multiclouds. By 2020, 75% of organizations will have deployed a multicloud or hybrid cloud model."1 Red Hat believes that to embrace hybrid cloud infrastructure, organizations first need foundational management capabilities and oversight across physical, virtual and private cloud environments. The latest version of Red Hat CloudForms helps to enable unified and consistent management across on-premises and virtual resources through policy controlled self-service for consumers of IT services.

Red Hat CloudForms provides the on-premises component of Red Hat's robust hybrid cloud management portfolio, with Red Hat Ansible Tower offering automation capabilities for public cloud services. Combined, the two products drive a single pane for managing across enterprise IT's footprints, delivering the capabilities to automate workflows, standardize system configurations and better maintain system stability and reliability across the IT estate.

Enhanced automation

Red Hat CloudForms 4.7 drives additional integration with Red Hat Ansible Automation by making more Ansible capabilities available natively within CloudForms. Users can now execute Red Hat Ansible Tower workflows directly from the CloudForms interface, helping users to more simply implement sophisticated automation. By further fusing the two solutions, Red Hat CloudForms 4.7 can help organizations to speed IT deployments while maintaining improved service stability and performance.

New infrastructure integrations

Red Hat CloudForms 4.7 provides new and enhanced integrations with physical infrastructure and networking providers, including Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) and Lenovo (News - Alert) XClarity, helping enable users to better manage physical and network compute infrastructure alongside virtual and multi-cloud through a single solution. The integration helps users provision physical infrastructure the same way they would virtual - improving performance and simplifying day 1 and day 2 operations.

Supporting Quote

Joe Fitzgerald, vice president, Management, Red Hat

"While migrating applications to hybrid cloud infrastructure has become a priority for many enterprise IT organizations, effective management across physical, virtual and private cloud infrastructure remains a key building block to fully adopting hybrid cloud. Red Hat CloudForms 4.7 provides a necessary stepping stone for organizations seeking to harness public cloud services in tandem with on-premises infrastructure, enabling users to gain increased control over datacenter environments while providing a unified and consistent set of management capabilities for disparate on-premises resources."

1Source (News - Alert), Gartner, Inc., Market Insight: Making Lots of Money i the New World of Hybrid Cloud and Multicloud, Sid Nag and David Ackerman, September 7, 2018



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Red Hat is the world's leading provider of enterprise open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver reliable and high-performing Linux, hybrid cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. Red Hat helps customers integrate new and existing IT applications, develop cloud-native applications, standardize on our industry-leading operating system, and automate, secure, and manage complex environments. Award-winning support, training, and consulting services make Red Hat a trusted adviser to the Fortune 500. As a strategic partner to cloud providers, system integrators, application vendors, customers, and open source communities, Red Hat can help organizations prepare for the digital future.

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