Red Hat unveils latest update of Red Hat CloudForms

The platform provides advanced open source management capabilities for physical, virtual and cloud IT environments.

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Red Hat unveils latest update of Red Hat CloudForms Joe Fitzgerald, vice president, Management, Red Hat.
By  Alexander Sophoclis Pieri Published  January 5, 2017

Open source technology provider Red Hat has announced the launch of Red Hat CloudForms 4.2, the latest iteration of its award-winning open hybrid cloud management platform.

The newest update introduces improvements to the platform's capabilities within the public cloud, private cloud and container-based space.

This includes enhancements to metrics and events for Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, and also includes the addition of an Amazon EC2 image. The latter allows customers to run CloudForms in Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Additionally, the new release boasts upgrades for OpenStack, which comprise of improved tenant management, as well as the introduction of storage management for OpenStack object and block storage services, such as Swift and Cinder.

Lastly, CloudForms 4.2 includes improved chargeback capabilities for containers running on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

Joe Fitzgerald, vice president, Management, Red Hat, commented: "There is no longer a ‘one-size-fits-all' IT environment, as many organizations are seeking to leverage the best benefits of physical, virtual and cloud-based technologies."

He added: "Coupled with Linux containers, only managing one or two aspects of these hybrid computing environments can lead to downtime or outages. Red Hat CloudForms provides a flexible, open management platform to oversee these disparate resources and we're pleased to help enterprises at a global scale use them to manage the growing complexities of their environments."

Based on the open-source ManageIQ project, Red Hat CloudForms is an advanced open source management platform for physical, virtual and cloud IT environments.

The platform aids IT organisations to define and manage advance compliance policies for new and existing IT environments, as well as the capable to offer developed services through a self-service portal. This allows for IT teams to oversee the service lifecycle from start to conclusion.



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