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.
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (like Red Hat® OpenStack® Platform) incorporates all the things cloud needs: network, storage, servers, and virtualization. A Platform-as-a-Service (like Red Hat OpenShift) provides runtime environments. Some solutions (like Red Hat Cloud Suite) packages Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service together into a single, easy-to-use product.
On top of being easier to update than fragile, monolithic applications, the modular nature of microservice-based apps is the first step toward shared reusable services.
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.
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.
Is your infrastructure limiting your innovation?
Organizations have to invest in technology that serves employees and consumers alike in ways they expect. One innovation leads to another and all of that requires new types of storage, analytics, automation, and management.
Digital services and solutions make it easier to do business, whether at the bank or in a doctor’s office. Organizations using transformative technologies —like cloud— can create new business models, ecosystems, and revenue streams.
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.
How do I salvage my traditional server and database architectures?
Reinvent and repurpose embedded transactional apps, long-lived instances, and on-premise hardware.
How do I ensure the right people have access (and the wrong people don’t)?
Create and control policies across hybrid infrastructure with unified management and a common platform OS.
How can I choose platforms that support modern development?
Explore and create the integrated container platform you need for modern software development and DevOps.
How do I prepare my people?
Bring IT staff up to speed on new technologies, or supplement your in-house experience with consulting and support.
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There are many components to a modern cloud infrastructure. Where would you like to start?
Cloud computing delivers infrastructure, services, platforms, and applications to users on-demand across a network. You’ll need to know this before you start adding or managing your own cloud.
Digital transformation is what's happening when you adopt new and innovative ways to do business based on technological advances—like adding or managing cloud infrastructure.