Government and public sector

Building a hybrid cloud

Why open hybrid cloud is important for government

To balance demands, agencies are often required to maintain existing IT infrastructure while innovating for the future. The question is no longer if agencies will be moving applications to the cloud, but to which cloud. Whether private or public cloud, managing and implementing security and governance from a single cloud management platform (CMP) supports mission success.

An open hybrid cloud delivers greater flexibility. It provides the interoperability of an open source solution with an architecture that can support multiple environments—from physical systems and virtualized workloads, to public or private clouds.

Red Hat’s® open source solutions help you build and manage a hybrid cloud architecture. With Red Hat® Cloud Access, you can migrate your current subscriptions to qualified Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider products, like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. Ansible by Red Hat and Red Hat CloudForms provide agencies with effective automation and management capabilities to successfully deploy a multi-cloud infrastructure.


Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure

A single-subscription offering that lets you build and manage an open, private Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud and ease your way into a highly scalable, public-cloud-like infrastructure based on OpenStack®.

Red Hat Cloud Suite

A combination of a container-based app-development platform, private-cloud infrastructure, public-cloud interoperability, and a common management framework that modernizes your infrastructure so you can deliver services quickly while maintaining governance and security.

Red Hat Cloudforms

Red Hat CloudForms unifies management for hybrid environments and container-based infrastructures.

Red Hat OpenStack Platform

Red Hat OpenStack Platform delivers a production-ready foundation to create, deploy, manage, and scale a secure and reliable public or private OpenStack cloud.

Red Hat Openshift Container Platform

An open, hybrid Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that lets developers quickly develop, host, scale, and deliver apps in the cloud.

Red Hat Storage

Red Hat Storage provides an open, software-defined storage platform that scales across physical, virtual, and cloud resources.

Red Hat Virtualization

Complete virtualization management for servers and desktops on the same infrastructure.

Your Red Hat subscriptions in the cloud

Is a public cloud part of your IT strategy? Take your Red Hat subscription with you. Red Hat Cloud Access makes it easy to migrate your current subscriptions for use on qualified Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Providers. All benefits of your subscription transfer to the public cloud. That means you keep your direct relationship with Red Hat, including sales and our award-winning support.

Case study


Atos created a cloud­-based, scalable Software-as-­a-­Service (SaaS) messaging solution that allows government departments to seamlessly share data in a secure environment.

Choosing Red Hat gave us access to technical expertise. We received advice and support for defining and building the solution as we tried to do something that no one had done before.

Richard Wilson, head of portfolio and strategy for systems integration, Atos

Learn more about Red Hat hybrid cloud solutions

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