At Red Hat Summit 2021, we announced an expansion of Red Hat Insights across the Red Hat open hybrid cloud technology portfolio. This brought our predictive analytics and open source expertise-based services to Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, along with expanded capabilities for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). 

In the time that’s passed, Insights has not been static. Today, we’re introducing several workflow improvements to Red Hat Insights to further address the complexities of managing across the hybrid cloud, enabling teams to manage holistically instead of using disparate, cloud-specific tools. These updated services provide greater, unified visibility into IT environments and help streamline how you operate and also include the first partner integration as well as new malware detection.

Take a look at some of the highlights and important features coming to RHEL and Red Hat OpenShift customers.

Simplify how you discover and remediate risks in RHEL with streamlined connections 

Security professionals often have numerous, disparate consoles to log into and monitor. To help consolidate these practices, Red Hat is delivering Insights in the Splunk Marketplace. The first offering of its kind for Insights, this helps users optimize internal operations and align resources within their current systems. The collaboration offers a streamlined way to discover and remediate risks in your environment, without additional complexity. 

Also newly available is Red Hat connector, which allows users to execute Insights remediation playbooks directly on their host within the web user interface of Insights on the Red Hat Hybrid Cloud Console. Users can now easily run the recommended patches and remediations to their RHEL systems directly from Insights, which previously required Red Hat Satellite. 

Greater visibility and analysis across into the hybrid cloud 

With enhanced visibility from on-premises environments to multiple public clouds included in subscriptions, Insights continues to deliver hybrid cloud tools. This includes enhancements such as:

  • Malware Detection for RHEL is now built into Insights for a more efficient way to address security workflows and add confidence that environments are better protected and more stable. Malware Detection scans across your RHEL systems for malware, allowing users to visualize any risks in performance or cost over time.

  • The new Resource Optimization service evaluates performance metrics to identify workload utilization and right-size RHEL in the public cloud. Insights then provides visibility and recommendations for optimizing an instance that is more suitable for the workload’s needs. This visualization into the workload enables customers to identify and adapt their spend on cloud resources, balancing the cost with application performance.

  • For OpenShift users, the Advisor dashboard makes it easier to review availability, performance, stability, and security risk analysis in an aggregated view. Previously, users had to go into individual clusters to see recommendations on an issue by issue basis. Now, users can better visualize the full scope of threats across their clouds within a centralized location.

The Advisor dashboard for OpenShift is available now, while other features for RHEL like the Splunk integration, Red Hat connector, Malware Detection, and Resource Optimization will be generally available in the coming months. In the meantime, be on the lookout for new features in RHEL and more partner integrations for Insights coming soon


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