Managing a complex, hybrid IT environment can require multiple management tools, redundant policy implementations, and extra staff to handle the operations. Red Hat® CloudForms simplifies IT, providing unified management and operations in a hybrid environment.
As your IT infrastructure progresses from traditional virtualization toward an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) model, CloudForms evolves, protecting your investments and providing consistent user experience and functionality.
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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CloudForms gives you choice and flexibility while providing a unified and consistent set of management capabilities across:
- Virtualization platforms like Red Hat Virtualization, VMware vRealize, and Microsoft Hyper-V.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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