Red Hat upgrades hybrid cloud platform

CloudForms 3.1 aimed at ‘expanding management’ for OpenStack workloads and deployments

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Red Hat upgrades hybrid cloud platform
By  Stephen McBride Published  August 26, 2014

Open source solutions specialist Red Hat, Inc today announced Red Hat CloudForms 3.1, the next version of its open hybrid cloud management solution.

CloudForms 3.1, available in September, focuses on extending enterprise-grade cloud management across private, public and hybrid clouds with additional management features and functionality for OpenStack, Amazon Web Services, VMware and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization environments, as well as support for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager private clouds.

CloudForms 3.1 is the first release built from the open source ManageIQ community, introduced in May 2014. Red Hat acquired ManageIQ in December 2012 and open-sourced the code earlier this year.

Enhancements include revisions to UI wizards and security, including single-sign-on through Red Hat Identity Management. New interoperability with Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) enables OpenShift by Red Hat brokers and nodes to advertise services in CloudForms service catalogues.

"CloudForms enables enterprises to rapidly build and efficiently manage private and hybrid clouds," said Joseph Fitzgerald, general manager, Cloud Management, Red Hat. "With CloudForms 3.1, enterprises can better leverage their existing infrastructures together with public clouds, as well as build and manage innovative new private clouds built on OpenStack."

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