Business challenge

Answer demand with cloud infrastructure

image of cloud containing multiple apps and devices

What is cloud infrastructure?

A collection of computing power, storage, and network systems that serve resources to users on demand. A well-designed cloud infrastructure is elastic, and supports tasks like big-batch processing or disaster recovery that might tax traditional, on-premise datacenter resources.

Innovation can rock any industry.
(Yes, even yours.)

Digital services and solutions make it easier to do business, whether at the bank or in a doctor’s office. Organizations using transformative technologies can create new business models, ecosystems, and revenue streams.

70% of our customers tell us that cloud infrastructure is their top IT funding priority in 2017.(*) They are answering the demand for these ubiquitous modern services by adopting modern, flexible cloud computing technologies.

(*) Red Hat Global Customer Technology Outlook 2017

With everything in play, digital business will demand a far more complex technology transformation than what took place in the previous decades in areas such as e-business for online transactions.

Monica Basso, Gartner's IT Market Clocks for 2016: Digital Transformation Demands Rapid IT Modernization, October 2016. #G00308760

Customer demands

We want more of everything

Cloud infrastructure makes modernization possible. It can open new revenue streams, and help you achieve scale far beyond your existing datacenter. At a fraction of the cost.

Real-time responses, based on data and analytics

Qoros needed to offer intelligent, vehicle-mounted telematics services to customers. Big data, high traffic, real time.

Rapid, iterative refreshes of cloud-native services

PVM needed to help Naval services build a better platform to deploy apps to Control & Command systems. Securely. REALLY securely.

New ways to connect with partners, users, ecosystem (and get paid for it)

Paddy Power Betfair needed to deliver new betting products with speed and efficiency.

Getting started

5 ways a cloud platform could change your IT organization

Select a cloud vendor (or build a proof of concept) that lets you scale out to meet elastic service requirements. You can later expand on that platform, or add a different one.

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Compute, storage, networking, and other infrastructure abstraction approaches are far more flexible and adaptable than dedicated hardware.

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On top of being easier to update than fragile, monolithic applications, modularity is the first step toward shared reusable services and application programming interface (API) interactions.

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Modern development and microservices require unified management, automated processes, and--most of all--constant collaboration by the business, developers, and operations.

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It’s not just platforms, tools, and technologies. Cloud infrastructure will also change the way your developers and ops engineers work. Iterative, continuous software cycles let them get to work--and produce new work—faster.

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Penn State

Too often, software vendors and IT teams tell customers which computing resources and software they should have. With Red Hat solutions, our end users can tell us what they need and we have the platforms and technology to deliver exactly the right service.

Chuck Gilbert, Technical Director for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure at ICS at Penn State

Overcoming challenges

Modern cloud ain't easy—but you can make it look that way

Your existing environment, staff, and practices—or even entrenched, expensive vendors--may make your transition challenging. But that doesn’t make it impossible.

Doing things differently

Dig deeper and learn more

There are many components to a modern cloud infrastructure. Where would you like to start?

Containers

Containers let you package and isolate applications. But what do they have to do with Linux? And how can you use popular technologies from Docker and Kubernetes?

Devops

DevOps is an approach to platform, automation, and business culture that emphasizes rapid, iterative work. How can you help your business move faster? Start with the right infrastructure and practices.

Automation

IT automation lets you solve problems once and automate after that. Could you automate provisioning today? And what else could you automate in the future?

Let us help you meet the challenge