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Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure

Private IaaS clouds

Build and manage a private cloud on your terms and timeline

Like most enterprises, yours might be paying too much for virtualization or cloud infrastructure solutions, or using multiple management tools that don't meet all your needs. Your developers might have even turned to public cloud providers to develop apps faster.

With Red Hat® Cloud Infrastructure, you pay far less than you would for alternative solutions, yet get far more. It works with your existing infrastructure, giving you choice and full control of your strategic direction.


Addresses all your virtualization and private cloud needs

  • Flexibility

    Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure’s integrated components work alongside your existing infrastructure investments and let you tailor a cloud to your environment and needs.

  • Choice and interoperability

    With open Red Hat products, you're never dependent on a single vendor.

  • Heterogeneous coverage

    Management spans multiple virtualization technologies, Red Hat Enterprise Linux® OpenStack® Platform, and Amazon Web Services.

  • Integrated life-cycle management

    Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure offers automated provisioning, configuration management, and software management of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and any RPM-based application.

  • High performance

    We've earned top virtualization benchmarks for performance and scalability in SPECvirt.

  • Confidence

    Red Hat is a leader in the OpenStack and Linux communities.

Product details

Cloud infrastructure for the real world

A flexible, integrated private cloud solution

Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure lets you both build and manage an open, private Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud based on datacenter virtualization and management technologies. It also offers an on-ramp to a highly scalable, public cloud-like infrastructure based on OpenStack.

Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure tightly integrates 4 components, along with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, providing a cloud stack unmatched in the market. Deploy any combination of these fully integrated components in whatever way you need.

Cost-effective, managed virtualization

Combining Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization with Red Hat CloudForms gives you a secure, full-featured virtualization solution. The included heterogeneous management tool spans Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, VMware vSphere, and Microsoft Hyper-V.

Private cloud for traditional workloads

Do you have high service-level agreement (SLA) workloads that demand maximum uptime? Blend the high-availability features of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization with the broad cloud management in CloudForms. Use this solution to create and extend a cloud infrastructure made of virtualization technologies from multiple providers, and even public cloud providers—all managed from one interface.

On-ramp to OpenStack for traditional, cloud, and hybrid workloads

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and CloudForms provide a massively scalable, public-cloud-like infrastructure with management, self-service provisioning, chargeback, and more. You can:

  • Host next-generation, cloud-enabled workloads.
  • Regain control of shadow IT applications built on Amazon.
  • Pool computing resources for data modeling, big data, or software-defined networking.

Calculate your cost savings

Building a private cloud? See how much Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure can save you.

Calculate your potential return on investment (ROI) and total cost of ownership (TCO) with Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure. Compare these cost savings versus a purely physical infrastructure and versus VMware vCloud Suite.

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Services and support

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Invest in your or your team's skills

Our training courses are hands-on and role-based. This means students stay at their keyboards for up to 80% of a course, boosting the retention of skills they'll use every day. We offer several convenient ways to train and save, and training facilities around the world. Visit our student center to learn more, or read some training successes.

Red Hat CloudForms Hybrid Cloud Management (CL220)
Learn how to perform an initial configuration of CloudForms, implement auditing and compliance policies, provision virtual machines (VMs), and produce various reports.
Red Hat OpenStack Administration

Learn how to install, configure, and maintain a cloud computing environment using Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RH318)
Learn how to use the virtualization features of Red Hat Enterprise Linux managed through the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization suite.
Apache Qpid Messaging with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform (CL314)
Implement Apache Qpid as a standalone service or as part of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.
RabbitMQ Messaging with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform (CL315)
Implement RabbitMQ as a standalone service or as part of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.
Red Hat Satellite 6 Administration (RH403)
Learn the concepts and methods necessary for successful, large-scale management of Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.
Learn more about Red Hat Training

Have what it takes? Prove it.

Employers notice Red Hat certifications. They know that to become Red Hat Certified Professionals, candidates must complete real-world tasks using our technologies—not just answer questions about them. Build your career by getting certified. We offer multiple exam locations and ways to train.

Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator (RHCVA)

Deploy scalable, highly available storage on off-the-shelf hardware and in the cloud.

Red Hat Certified System Administrator in Red Hat OpenStack

Create, configure, and manage private clouds using Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.

Learn more about Red Hat certification

Rely on the experts

Let Red Hat Consulting help you successfully deploy Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure. We offer flexible engagement models to help meet your IT goals. Have unallocated end-of-year budget? Consider using Consulting Units to secure resources you'll need in the upcoming year—without committing to a specific topic up front.

Cloud and virtualization engagement
Ensure your cloud platform is set up to support your long-term cloud computing goals.
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Accelerator Service
Accelerate the deployment of your Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization solution in your environment.
Cloud Pathway
Explore cloud viability, develop a strategic roadmap for cloud adoption, and establish a cloud platform to serve as the foundation for your present and future cloud computing initiatives. Download the datasheet.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform Accelerator Service
Rapidly launch, manage, and scale IaaS for your IT environment.
Learn more about Red Hat Consulting

Together, we can do more

Collaboration is a pillar of the open source community. And it's how Red Hat approaches support. We're here 24x7. Speak directly with Red Hat support engineers, or access our award-winning Red Hat Customer Portal online, any time.

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In keeping with the open source way, we like to keep the lines of communication open. So whether you're a customer or just interested in learning more, connect with us. We're eager to answer questions.

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