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United States : Red Hat Launches First Open Source Release of ManageIQ Software

June 21, 2014



Red Hat Inc., the world s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the launch of the ManageIQ community with the availability of ManageIQ s fully open-sourced code repository and the first builds of the project. The ManageIQ community aims to provide the industry's leading open source cloud management platform with advanced governance and automation capabilities. Since plans for the ManageIQ community were announced in May 2014, several additional partners have joined the community, including BBVA, Cloudsoft, Gandi.net, ICE Systems, and VMTurbo.

Red Hat believes deeply in community-powered innovation and has long been committed to open-sourcing the technology it acquires. By contributing the software Red Hat acquired from ManageIQ, Inc., which currently serves as the basis for its Red Hat CloudForms open hybrid cloud management product, Red Hat continues its significant contributions to the open source community, aiming to advance cloud management through open source innovation. Today s announcement fulfills a promise from Red Hat to release ManageIQ as an open source project.

The ManageIQ community brings together developers, service providers, systems integrators, researchers and users to collaborate and drive innovation in the management of OpenStack and open hybrid clouds. ManageIQ offers hybrid cloud governance and automation capabilities, as well as the ability to build development and test clouds based on OpenStack and other virtualization platforms as users look to move toward a private Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) architecture. Users now have more choice to automate and orchestrate their hybrid cloud workloads on OpenStack, Amazon, KVM, Microsoft, and VMware technologies.

In addition to automating a broad set of hybrid cloud workloads, ManageIQ has significant benefits for developers and administrators exploring the world of DevOps. Instead of separately targeting multiple platforms, an open hybrid platform facilitates access to DevOps with a single interface and API for resource utilization and chargebacks across all cloud platforms. The ManageIQ community expects to enhance these capabilities for open hybrid cloud management and integrate contributions as the community grows.


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