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Our open hybrid cloud strategy, supported by our open source technologies brings a consistent foundation to any cloud deployment: public, private, hybrid, or multi. Open hybrid cloud is Red Hat's recommended strategy for architecting, developing, and operating a hybrid mix of applications, delivering a truly flexible cloud experience with the speed, stability, and scale required for digital business transformation.

This strategy gives developers a common application environment to develop, orchestrate, and run their applications, while giving sysadmins and operations teams a common operating environment to manage their infrastructure. With this consistency across environments you can deliver automated IT infrastructure.

Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud strategy is built on the technological foundation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux®, Red Hat OpenShift®, and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform.

Want to build a Red Hat Cloud?

If you want to deploy some type of cloud to improve your business, but are worried about moving existing applications, aren't sure if you should take a tiered approach, or don't know how deep shadow IT is embedded across the enterprise, our experienced teams can help you establish a plan.

We help you develop a roadmap to take you from where you are to where you want to be. You get direct support from engineering, support, and product management—a cross-functional approach to make sure people, processes, and technologies are aligned.

A private cloud gives you scalability and more control over security policies, compliance requirements, and regulations. But building a private cloud by yourself can get complicated—and expensive. When you build a Red Hat cloud, you can rely on our support to help you get to the cloud and be productive once you're there.

Red Hat® OpenStack® Platform turns virtual resources into cloud resources. Deploy it on Red Hat Enterprise Linux®, OpenStack’s native OS, and you have the foundation to create, deploy, and support cloud environments across your enterprise.

It's hard to abstract the varied benefits of multicloud deployments, but deploying containers in clouds helps an enterprise use the right cloud for the right project. Red Hat OpenShift is a complete container application platform built on Kubernetes—an open source platform that automates Linux container operations and management so each container has policies telling it how and where to run.

Every container is inherently designed to run on Linux, so deploying Red Hat OpenShift on Red Hat Enterprise Linux brings more security to every container and better consistency across environments.

Public clouds aren’t right for every workload, and every workload isn’t ready for a public cloud—which is why you can't afford to dedicate everything to a single environment.

As more enterprises add public clouds to their hybrid cloud approaches, we’re ready to help with an ecosystem of hundreds of Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Providers, a container platform that lets you run any app in any environment on any cloud, and an OS that lets it all run the same.

Our Red Hat cloud solutions aren’t just limited to our cloud products. Our OS, storage, and middleware products are all engineered to support cloud computing. We want to help you get the most out of your investments today and safely invest in your applications for tomorrow—knowing they can all run anywhere.

Operating system


Every cloud is unique. That means you need an OS that can do anything. And the only ones that can do everything are open source software, like Linux. So start with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It lets you run cloud-native apps with the control, confidence, and freedom that comes from a consistent foundation across any cloud deployment.

As the most deployed commercial Linux distribution in the public cloud, Red Hat Enterprise Linux is certified to run on hundreds of public cloud and service providers and is built off the native Linux OS containers are supposed to run on. Plus, customers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux gain economic advantages of more than US$1 trillion each year, just because of the OS.


Private cloud

OpenStack is the largest and fastest growing private cloud infrastructure project, and it requires storage to operate. Using the right storage lets it operate at full throttle. Red Hat Ceph Storage maps the architectural and services needs of OpenStack so that users can develop and use private clouds that take full advantage of its provisioning services.

Public cloud

Red Hat Gluster Storage brings flexible storage deployment to the 3 major public cloud providers: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. Red Hat Gluster Storage also offers persistent storage for Red Hat OpenShift in any public cloud—giving users a consistent experience regardless of where the containers run.

Application services

Red Hat Application Services are a portfolio of products that can be used across any environment to bring modern application development to existing systems running in the cloud or entirely new applications. APIs help manage access to cloud-based apps among internal teams, partners, and the public; agile integration technology can connect apps from the datacenter to the cloud; and decision management and business process automation technologies can automate processes. Those are just a few ways Red Hat Application Services can connect the cloud—and everything that runs on it—in a consistent and repeatable way.

Solutions to help you get to and be productive in the cloud

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A container platform built on Kubernetes to simplify, speed up, and manage application development and deployment in any cloud.

A standard operating environment for everything your enterprise does in every environment.

Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform

Automate cloud management by defining a wide range of policies and processes with no coding or scripting required.

Use your subscriptions in the public cloud. With Red Hat Cloud Access, you can use your subscriptions on a public cloud while maintaining your relationship with Red Hat Global Support Services.

Discover certified enterprise software that’s ready to deploy instantly on any OpenShift cluster.

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