Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced Red Hat Cloud Suite for Applications, an accelerated way to develop, deploy, and manage applications at scale using open source technologies.
As organizations move to the cloud, many are evolving toward microservices architectures that run within containers to increase scalability, portability, and efficiency. These new architectures require massively scalable infrastructure in order to realize their full benefit. However, many organizations also have a high volume of workloads not yet adapted for a microservices or container-based architecture, but which could benefit from having a solution that supports both applications running within virtual machines and new container-based application architectures. For example, developers may require storage services that are necessary for stateful application development, alongside a new container-based service. The ability to deploy both types of workloads on a single platform with unified management can enable an organization to realize new efficiencies.
Customers are increasingly seeking a complete, open source solution that provides both scalable infrastructure and increased developer productivity – with a broad choice of hardware and certified software vendors.
Red Hat Cloud Suite for Applications helps solve these challenges by providing both Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) for massive scalability and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for faster application delivery, combined with a unified management framework that supports hybrid deployment models. As the industry’s first fully open source, integrated IaaS and PaaS solution, Red Hat Cloud Suite for Applications enables customers to avoid cloud silos and empowers them to select their service model of choice to best meet changing business requirements.
Red Hat Cloud Suite for Applications integrates Red Hat’s award-winning PaaS, IaaS and hybrid cloud management offerings – OpenShift by Red Hat, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, and Red Hat CloudForms, respectively. With seamless management of both OpenShift and OpenStack with Red Hat CloudForms, an enterprise management solution that enables open hybrid clouds by providing consistent visibility across virtual infrastructure and public cloud platforms, operators can more effectively manage both PaaS and IaaS from a single console.
By integrating OpenShift with OpenStack, users not only have access to a faster way to develop, deploy, and manage applications, they also have access to a full suite of middleware and mobility services. In addition, Red Hat Cloud Suite for Applications also supports a broad range of certified hardware, servers and third-party plugins, bringing users expanded choices for their cloud stack.
Red Hat Cloud Suite for Applications is available via an Early Access Program. General availability for Red Hat Cloud Suite for Applications will be announced at a later date.