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Red Hat upgrades CloudForms with enhanced cloud support

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Red Hat India Forum

Red Hat is upgrading the abilities of its hybrid cloud management offerings through CloudForms 4.2. The latest version expands support for multiple cloud platforms.

The mix of physical, virtual and cloud environments with container and microservices demand different capabilities. Red Hat has addressed most of them through CloudForms 4.2. Managing hybrid IT environments with RedHat CoudForms is much more efficient and responsive. Also, organisations can save both time and cost by leveraging the significant improvements of the latest CloudForms.

Red Hat CloudForms 4.2 lets you enable hybrid cloud management on Amazon Web Services (AWS) through an Amazon EC2 image. The new release has also enhanced the capabilities of OpenStack through improved tenant management as well as upgraded storage management for OpenStack objects. Likewise, there are improved chargeback capabilities for containers running on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

“There is no longer a ‘one-size-fits-all’ IT environment, as many organisations are seeking to leverage the best benefits of physical, virtual and cloud-based technologies. 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 are pleased to help enterprises at a global scale use them to manage the growing complexities of their environments,” said Joe Fitzgerald, vice president of management, Red Hat, in a statement.

CloudForms is based on open source ManageIQ project. This development supports a wide range of platforms and can be customised for niche industry or organisation.