Red Hat upgrades CloudForms with enhanced cloud support
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 micro-services demands different capabilities. Red Hat has addressed most of these through CloudForms
4.2. Managing hybrid IT environments with Red Hat CloudForms is efficient and responsive. Also, organisations can save both time and costs by leveraging the significant improvements in the latest CloudForms.
Red Hat CloudForms 4.2 enables hybrid cloud management on Amazon Web Services (AWS) through an Amazon EC2 image.
The new release has 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 the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.
“There is no longer a ‘one-sizefits-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,” said
Joe Fitzgerald, vice president of management, Red Hat, in a statement.
CloudForms is based on the open source ManageIQ project. This development supports a wide range of platforms and can be customised for niche industries or organisations.