Red Hat CloudForms extended with automated data center infrastructure management

Red Hat CloudForms extended with automated data center infrastructure management

Red Hat has launched a new version of its infrastructure management solution Red Hat CloudForms. These include version 4.7, which offers better integration with Ansible Automation, as well as new infrastructure integrations to streamline and simplify the management of hybrid cloud infrastructures.

According to the company, organizations opting for a hybrid cloud infrastructure must first have the basic management and oversight capabilities of their physical, virtual and private cloud environments. “While migrating applications to a hybrid cloud infrastructure has become a priority for many IT organizations, effective management of physical, virtual and private cloud infrastructures remains an important building block for taking full advantage of hybrid cloud,” said Joe Fitzgerald, vice president of management at Red Hat.

The new version of Red Hat CloudForms should help, providing unified and consistent management of on-premise and virtual resources through policy-controlled self-service for IT service users.

The solution provides the on-premise component of Red Hat’s hybrid cloud management portfolio, along with Ansible Tower, which provides automation capabilities for public cloud services. The two products make it possible to automate workflows, standardize system configurations and improve the stability and reliability of the system in the entire IT domain.

In version 4.7, more Ansible features are available directly in CloudForms. This makes it possible to execute Ansible Tower workflows directly from the CloudForms interface. This makes it easier to implement advanced automation, according to the company. By combining the two solutions, the platform can help organizations accelerate their IT implementations, while also improving service stability and performance.

New integrations

There are also new integrations with physical infrastructure and network providers, including Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) and Lenovo XClarity. This allows users to better manage their physical and networked computing infrastructure through a single solution.

It is possible to offer a physical infrastructure in the same way as a virtual one, improving performance and simplifying day 1 and day 2 activities.

This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.