NEW DELHI: Open source solutions provider Red Hat has announced Red Hat Cloud Suite for applications, which the company claims to be industry’s first fully open source integrated IaaS and PaaS solution.
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.
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, a release said.
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.
General availability for Red Hat Cloud Suite for Applications will be announced at a later date.
Paul Cormier, President, Products and Technologies, Red Hat
“Combining these powerful cloud offerings addresses a significant customer need to reduce silos and enable more efficient OpenStack cloud deployments. While other companies can provide one or two of the building blocks for a cloud, Red Hat is the only vendor that can offer IaaS, PaaS and management in an open environment, backed by the strength of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and and the ability to leverage certified hardware of their choice.”