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Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure

Private IaaS clouds

Build and manage a private cloud on your terms and timeline

Red Hat® Cloud Infrastructure is a combination of tightly integrated Red Hat technologies that lets you build and manage an open, private Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud—at a much lower cost than alternative solutions. You can deploy any combination of these components in whatever way you need.

Sounds better than paying too much for virtualization or cloud-infrastructure solutions and using multiple management tools that don't meet your needs, doesn't it?


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

  • Heterogeneous coverage

    Management spans multiple virtualization technologies, Red Hat OpenStack® Platform, and public cloud providers like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.

  • 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

Your IT journey to the cloud should be based on your business demands and on your terms and timelines. Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure helps move your organization from traditional to cloud-enabled workload models, and to IT as a value-added service.

Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure includes:

Cost-effective, managed virtualization

Combining Red Hat Virtualization with Red Hat CloudForms gives you a secure, full-featured virtualization solution. The included heterogeneous management tool spans Red Hat 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 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 1 interface.

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

Red Hat OpenStack Platform—which now includes Red Hat Ceph Storage—and CloudForms provide a massively scalable, public-cloud-like infrastructure with management, self-service provisioning, chargeback, and more. You can:

  • Host the latest cloud-enabled workloads.
  • Regain control of shadow IT applications built on Amazon.
  • Pool computing resources for data modeling, big data, or software-defined networking.
  • Take advantage of software-defined storage with Red Hat Ceph Storage.

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

We don't just sell you technology. We stand by it.

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 OpenStack Administration (CL210)

Install, configure, and maintain a cloud-computing environment using Red Hat OpenStack Platform.

Red Hat Virtualization Administration (RH318)
Use the virtualization features of Red Hat Enterprise Linux managed through the Red Hat Virtualization suite. For experienced system administrators.
OpenShift Administration (DO280)
Install, configure, and manage Red Hat OpenShift instances.
OpenShift Development (DO290)
Immerse yourself in a DevOps environment with the agile software development methodology, test-driven development, continuous integration, and a standard operating environment by using Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).
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 Architect (RHCA) with a cloud concentration

An RHCA with a cloud concentration is a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE®) who has attained Red Hat’s highest level of certification, proving their skills and knowledge maintaining and using cloud infrastructure.

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.

Red Hat Consulting Discovery Session: Cloud Strategy
Tap the benefits of cloud to meet business demands by building a comprehensive approach to cloud adoption.
Red Hat Consulting Assessment: Infrastructure-as-a-Service
Determine the best course of action and the right cloud technologies to achieve your business objectives.
Red Hat Consulting: Cloud migrations
Build out a robust, flexible cloud-computing infrastructure to lower total cost of ownership (TCO), improve provisioning time, deliver services faster, and streamline processes.
Red Hat 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.

We're listening

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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