Red Hat Releases New Hybrid Cloud Control Tool, Red Hat Cloudforms 4.7

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Open source solutions company Red Hat, part of IBM since October 2018, has announced the general availability of Red Hat Cloudforms 4.7, the latest version of their highly scalable data center infrastructure management tool. Red Hat CloudForms 4.7 includes deeper integration with Red Hat Ansible Automation and new infrastructure integrations designed to help streamline and simplify IT management across hybrid cloud infrastructure.

Red HatRed Hat CloudForms provides the on-premises component of Red Hat’s robust hybrid cloud management portfolio, with Red Hat Ansible Tower offering automation capabilities for public cloud services. Combined, the two products would drive a single pane for managing across enterprise IT’s footprints, delivering the capabilities to automate workflows, standardize system configurations and better maintain system stability and reliability across the IT estate.

“While migrating applications to hybrid cloud infrastructure has become a priority for many enterprise IT organizations, effective management across physical, virtual and private cloud infrastructure remains a key building block to fully adopting hybrid cloud,” said Joe Fitzgerald, vice president, Management, Red Hat. “Red Hat CloudForms 4.7 provides a necessary stepping stone for organizations seeking to harness public cloud services in tandem with on-premises infrastructure, enabling users to gain increased control over datacenter environments while providing a unified and consistent set of management capabilities for disparate on-premises resources.”

Enhanced Automation

Red Hat CloudForms 4.7 would drive additional integration with Red Hat Ansible Automation by making more Ansible capabilities available natively within CloudForms. Users can now execute Red Hat Ansible Tower workflows directly from the CloudForms interface, helping users “to more simply implement sophisticated automation.” By further fusing the two solutions, Red Hat CloudForms 4.7 would be able to help organizations to speed IT deployments while maintaining improved service stability and performance.

New Data Center Infrastructure Integrations

Red Hat CloudForms 4.7 would also provide new and enhanced integrations with physical infrastructure and networking providers, including Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) and Lenovo XClarity, helping enable users to better manage physical and network compute infrastructure alongside virtual and multi-cloud through a single solution. The integration would help Red Hat CloudForms 4.7 users provision physical infrastructure the same way they would virtual – “improving performance and simplifying day 1 and day 2 operations.”

Open source solutions company Red Hat is part of IBM since October 2018.

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