Red Hat announces four hybrid cloud products
Red Hat has used the ongoing Red Hat Summit and JBossWorld 2012 conference to announce four open source products for operating hybrid clouds. They include OpenShift Enterprise PaaS Solution, a bundle of several Red Hat products that enables customers to set up a platform as a service (PaaS) on their own infrastructure, offering the same capability as Red Hat itself offers with its OpenShift public cloud products.
Red Hat Hybrid IaaS Solution is a bundle containing software for setting up and managing a hybrid cloud. It includes self service and system management application CloudForms and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) as a guest operating system. Red Hat is planning to extend the product to include quotas for resource use in public clouds.
The Red Hat Cloud with Virtualization Bundle includes Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) and CloudForms. It is aimed at making it easier for companies to get started with cloud computing. The company is promoting Red Hat Storage, versions of which were released yesterday, as a fourth product for operating hybrid clouds. It is the only one of the four hybrid cloud products that is currently available – the other three are set for release sometime this summer.