Red Hat intros hybrid cloud


Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) has announced a set of tools designed to help enterprises build and manage open hybrid clouds.

The solutions leverage Red Hat's full portfolio, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Storage, JBoss Enterprise Middleware, Red Hat CloudForms and Red Hat OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).

The company's new PaaS is designed for simple solution but also addresses the governance and operational requirements of enterprise IT in an open and hybrid cloud. The announcement also includes an open hybrid infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering.

Red Hat also introduced a new virtualization bundle package that includes cloud management, as well as an open source, scale-out storage offering.

OpenShift was launched last year as a public PaaS offering hosted by Red Hat.

"This is a new era for Red Hat," Brian Stevens, CTO and vice president of worldwide engineering, said at a press conference, according to PCWorld. "What we heard from [early users] is that they love [OpenShift], but they want to consume it completely inside their data center," as well as in hybrid form, leading to the new on-premises option, he said

The PaaS and IaaS offerings are set for availability within a few months.

For more:
 - see the release
 - read the PCWorld story

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