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Red Hat expands offerings on ManageIQ acquisition

December takeover sparks cloud strategy change, fresh open hybrid solutions

Red Hat expands offerings on ManageIQ acquisition
Red Hat is set to expand its open hybrid cloud portfolio following its acquisition of ManageIQ.

Open source specialist Red Hat Inc today announced updates to its open hybrid cloud solutions portfolio and strategy following its December acquisition of cloud solutions provider ManageIQ, which delivers management and automation solutions for private and public clouds and virtualised infrastructures.

"We've worked with ManageIQ as a partner to our Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization platform and saw an opportunity to expand our hybrid cloud management capabilities with an even closer relationship with ManageIQ's compelling portfolio," said Bryan Che, general manager, Cloud Business Unit at Red Hat.

"With the closing of the acquisition, we now begin work to integrate ManageIQ's enterprise cloud management and automation technologies with our complementary Red Hat CloudForms hybrid Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution and our open Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization management solution. With this combination, we can offer our customers an unparalleled open hybrid cloud management portfolio."

"As more and more production workloads are deployed across heterogeneous virtual, private cloud and public cloud data centres, IT buyers are prioritising investments in management solutions that can automate and optimise end-to-end performance and capacity utilisation across these complex environments," said Mary Johnston Turner, research vice president, Enterprise Systems Management at IDC.

"IDC expects spending on cloud systems management software to exceed $3.6bn by 2016 thanks to demand for these types of sophisticated tools."

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