Red Hat Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the launch of the ManageIQ community with the availability of ManageIQ’s fully open-sourced code repository and the first builds of the project. The ManageIQ community aims to provide the industry's leading open source cloud management platform with advanced governance and automation capabilities. Since plans for the ManageIQ community were announced in May 2014, several additional partners have joined the community, including BBVA, Cloudsoft, Gandi.net, ICE Systems, and VMTurbo.
With the full release of the ManageIQ code, Red Hat is making an important contribution towards the development of an open cloud management ecosystem.
Red Hat believes deeply in community-powered innovation and has long been committed to open-sourcing the technology it acquires. By contributing the software Red Hat acquired from ManageIQ, Inc., which currently serves as the basis for its Red Hat CloudForms open hybrid cloud management product, Red Hat continues its significant contributions to the open source community, aiming to advance cloud management through open source innovation. Today’s announcement fulfills a promise from Red Hat to release ManageIQ as an open source project.
The ManageIQ community brings together developers, service providers, systems integrators, researchers and users to collaborate and drive innovation in the management of OpenStack and open hybrid clouds. ManageIQ offers hybrid cloud governance and automation capabilities, as well as the ability to build development and test clouds based on OpenStack and other virtualization platforms as users look to move toward a private Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) architecture. Users now have more choice to automate and orchestrate their hybrid cloud workloads on OpenStack, Amazon, KVM, Microsoft, and VMware technologies.
In addition to automating a broad set of hybrid cloud workloads, ManageIQ has significant benefits for developers and administrators exploring the world of DevOps. Instead of separately targeting multiple platforms, an open hybrid platform facilitates access to DevOps with a single interface and API for resource utilization and chargebacks across all cloud platforms. The ManageIQ community expects to enhance these capabilities for open hybrid cloud management and integrate contributions as the community grows.
New Ecosystem Partners
Joining the contributing partners announced in April 2014, the ManageIQ community has added several new partners, including:
- BBVA, a multinational group providing financial services in over 30 countries and to 50 million customers throughout the world.
- Cloudsoft, specializing in multi-cloud application management and offering their Application Management Platform for enterprises to develop, deploy and manage large-scale distributed applications across multiple clouds;
- Gandi.net, a major international domain name registrar and cloud-hosting provider, managing more than 1.3 million domain names and 245 extensions;
- ICE Systems, providing enterprise open source, infrastructure and cloud management solutions and services for designing, implementing and supporting future-proof infrastructure and cloud management solutions; and
- VMTurbo, a cloud and virtualization control company enabling organizations to manage cloud and enterprise virtualization environments to maximize infrastructure investments while assuring application performance through their Software-Driven Control platform.
John Mark Walker, community manager, ManageIQ community, Red Hat
“We are excited to see the positive industry response surrounding the initial launch of the MangeIQ community and look forward to continuing the work of advancing open cloud management to create a truly open hybrid cloud. As more partners and contributors join the ManageIQ community, we hope to see a more adaptive environment emerge for those moving to an OpenStack-based cloud infrastructure.”
Mary Johnston Turner, Research Vice President, Enterprise Systems Management Software, IDC Research
“As more organizations begin to plan for OpenStack based clouds, we are seeing increasing interest in open source cloud management solutions that can build on OpenStack APIs and core technologies to provide robust chargeback, monitoring and metering for private/hybrid clouds. With the full release of the ManageIQ code, Red Hat is making an important contribution towards the development of an open cloud management ecosystem.”
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