Red Hat Rolls Out New offerings for Enterprise

by CXOtoday Staff    Jun 28, 2012

Open source major Red Hat has announced its plans to roll out a slew of products for building hybrid clouds and also add new capabilities in storage, virtualisation, security and scalability in its existing offerings.

Brian Stevens, CTO and Vice President - Worldwide Engineering at Red Hat said, enterprises today deploy products from multiple vendors. The new hybrid cloud offerings would help the company integrate groups of products into single offerings with their own road maps.

As a step in this direction, Red Hat unveiled Red Hat Storage 2.0 that is already available for deployment on-premises or in public and private clouds. the company stated that Red Hat Storage Server 2.0 has the capability of transforming the enterprise and cloud storage market by leveraging community-powered innovation to address scale-out storage challenges with the growing need to manage unstructured data in the enterprise, ranging from social media content, text and emails to image, video and audio files. The file storage solution can integrate easily with object storage, enabling IT staff to combine larger amounts of storage into a single centralised pool.

Red Hat will also come up with its OpenShift Enterprise PaaS offering that will bundle its CloudForms management framework along with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation and JBoss middleware. According to Stevens, OpenShift, launched last year, became popular among enterprises, but most CIOs said that they want to consume it completely inside their data center, and hence we added this new capability.

To streamline developer’s workflow the company plans to launch a “DevOps” version of the product. Developers can have their application packaged, tested, deployed and auto-scaled. “The vision is to give developers the ability and put him in control of the whole lifecycle,” he said.
Besides, the Open Source giant plans to roll out a hybrid IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) product suite that also gives enterprises the option of using prepaid compute hours from major public clouds. This offering includes Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, a self-service portal and other tooling.

Red hat has also tied up with SAP to help enterprises with easier deployments of SAP applications on physical Red Hat servers in virtualised environments or in the cloud. The company announced that the PaaS and IaaS offerings will be available in the next few months.