Red Hat Extends Private, Public and Hybrid Cloud Management
Capabilities with CloudForms 3.0Seamless Self-service Portals that provide users with
role-delegated, automated self-provisioning of catalog-driven IT
services, with requisite request approvals and integration with
enterprise service catalogs. Cloud Lifecycle Service Management spans
from provisioning to retirement, with automatic aging, tracking and
monitoring of services.
Advanced Chargeback, Quotas and Metering, with detailed usage
tracking by configurable classifications and support for multiple
rates tables (fixed cost, allocation and usage) and reservation based
Continuous Discovery and Insight from automatic, agent-free
discovery of OpenStack instances and relationships and capacity and
utilization, along with configuration tracking and drift comparison.
Unified Operations Management, offering multi-site federation
that provides “single pane of glass” visibility across cloud and
virtual infrastructures, including runtime operations, service
configuration, utilization, events, timelines, reports and
customizable dashboard mash-ups.
HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced the next release of its cloud management
platform, Red Hat CloudForms 3.0. Based on a robust feature set stemming
from Red Hat's acquisition of ManageIQ in 2012, this new release of
CloudForms adds enterprise-grade cloud management capabilities for Red
Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform as well as enhanced
management capabilities for Amazon Web Services (AWS).
CloudForms already provided essential enterprise-level management and
automation capabilities for various infrastructure platforms, such as
VMware vSphere, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, and Amazon AWS.
CloudForms 3.0 expands support of these features to the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, providing cloud administrators and
operators with both new capabilities for managing OpenStack as well as
the ability to integrate OpenStack into existing environments through
unified management. CloudForms 3.0 also expands its support for AWS,
enabling users to seamlessly manage workloads running in public clouds
together with workloads in their private clouds. With CloudForms 3.0,
organizations now have greater choice and flexibility in building both
their private and hybrid clouds.
"OpenStack-based cloud management solutions are increasingly viewed by
Gartner clients as a means to mitigate risk of lock-in and expand vendor
choice in private and hybrid cloud deployments," according to Gartner in
Planning Guide for Private Cloud, Data Center Modernization and Desktop
Transformation,” report published Oct. 13, 2013.
CloudForms installs as a virtual appliance, enabling users to centrally
manage and automate workload lifecycles through self-service
provisioning and IT process workflows, assess capacity and utilization,
enforce quotas, intelligent workload placement, and orchestrate
post-provisioning operations. CloudForms’ unique Adaptive Management
Platform™ anchors powerful features to automate OpenStack and other
cloud infrastructure platforms, including: