Cloud computing

Red Hat CloudForms

A management tool for multicloud environments

Manage container, virtual, private, and public cloud infrastructures

Red Hat® CloudForms is a multicloud management platform that helps operations set up policy controlled, self-service environments for cloud users. Detect and respond to environment changes by tracking activities, capturing events, and sensing configuration changes.

Along with monitoring and chargeback capabilities, CloudForms also integrates with Red Hat Ansible Automation—featuring 10,000+ Ansible Playbooks and 1,000+ integration modules—to help you automate your IT environment.

Learn about the automation capabilities of Red Hat CloudForms


Comprehensive cloud management

Accelerate service delivery and reduce operational costs

  • Self-service portal and catalog with automatic provisioning
  • Workload life-cycle management, including reconfiguration and retirement
  • Resource quota enforcement, cost allocation, and chargeback

Improve operational visibility and control

  • Continuous discovery, monitoring, and tracking
  • Resource usage, optimization, and capacity planning
  • Entity relationship planning with timelines and events

Ensure compliance and governance

  • Automated policy enforcement and remediation
  • Segmented user access with approval workflows
  • Configuration auditing, change tracking, and drift analysis

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Product details

Manage all your environments in one place

Unified, flexible cloud management

CloudForms gives you choice and flexibility while providing a unified and consistent set of management capabilities across:

  • Virtualization platforms like Red Hat Virtualization, VMware vCenter, and Microsoft Hyper-V.
  • Container platforms based on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.
  • Private cloud platforms based on OpenStack®.
  • Public cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.

CloudForms can see and manage both the guest and host systems, allowing management of workloads and infrastructure within the same system.

From self-service to self-sufficiency

CloudForms starts with a web-based self-service catalog and extends to cover the complete life-cycle, operational, resource, and financial management of the deployed services―all within the same system.

Service Catalog

Operational visibility through continuous discovery

CloudForms scans and discovers existing resources and their relationships, letting it easily manage current environments. CloudForms then continuously monitors those resources and scans for new ones, giving you exceptional visibility into the operations of the environment.

Give your developers what they need, without giving up control

Insight-driven policy and automated enforcement

With CloudForms, you can apply corporate compliance and governance policies across all environments. Robust policy is supported by the comprehensive insights that CloudForms gathers on all resources under management. Automatic policy enforcement helps ensure that defined policy rules aren't bypassed.

Built for rapid time to value

CloudForms is designed for the rigors of enterprise environments. It's delivered as a virtual appliance, so you can deploy it quickly, bringing existing environments under management within hours. You can integrate data and resources with third-party systems to compose a comprehensive management solution. And CloudForms can scale both horizontally and vertically, with highly available data stores and services.

Services and support

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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 CloudForms Hybrid Cloud Management (CL220)
Teaches you how to perform an initial configuration and setup of Red Hat CloudForms.
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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 Specialist in Hybrid Cloud Management
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Rely on the experts

Let Red Hat Consulting help you successfully deploy Red Hat CloudForms. 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.

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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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We chose Red Hat CloudForms to transform our existing virtualization infrastructure into a true private cloud.

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Red Hat CloudForms won "Best Cloud Management Solution" in the software category of the 2015 SIIA CODiE Awards.

Red Hat CloudForms 3.1 wins "Best of VMworld 2014" finalist award in the "Private Cloud Computing Technologies" category.

Red Hat CloudForms won the 2014 editor's choice award for best Virtualization Automation product from Virtualization Review.

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