Red Hat Banks on OpenStack and Container Technology Offerings

By CIOReview | Monday, April 25, 2016
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Red Hat Cloud SuiteFREMONT, CA: With the wider acceptance of DevOps now trending in the industry, Red Hat has announced the public availability of both its Red Hat Cloud Suite and the Red Hat OpenStack platform 8.

Jamie Davies of BCN says this strategic move will assist organizations to combine their development and operations teams at the cloud level for the successful implementation of DevOps business model.

“When you generally look at the CIO agenda, the need to be more responsive to business needs is a priority within almost every organization by default. Given that they are viewing DevOps as a means to facilitate the change in thinking and culture, DevOps is here now and it’s not a fad which the industry has grabbed onto.” says Radhesh Balakrishnan, General Manager, OpenStack at Red Hat.

Digital disruptions has impacted the organizational decision making process while also influencing the kind of development methodology that are being adopted. Customers are demanding an agile infrastructure and a DevOps model to ensure reduction in TCO and accelerate innovation within their own organization. Red Hat is providing them with all these capabilities and more.

Red Hat is currently banking its ambitions on the growth of OpenStack. The launch is based on OpenStack Liberty, combining the Red Hat cloud, DevOps and container offerings on a single cloud suite, within a private cloud environment.Apart from OpenStack, Red Hat is also offering container technology services.

“Containers are probably the most attractive technology we at Red Hat have seen in years. Every large customer we have wants to have a conversation around containers,” says Balakrishnan. “We’re including OpenShift in the cloud suite, which is a service offering which was designed from the ground up on Docker and Kubernetes. We are excited about the fact that we are one of the first in the industry to be bringing container technology to mainstream.”