Why choose Red Hat for cloud computing?
We not only help you get to the the cloud—we can help you be productive in the cloud. Our open source technologies bring a consistent foundation to any cloud deployment: public, private, hybrid, or multi. With a standard operating system that works the same in any environment, a container platform that packages and moves apps from cloud-to-cloud, and tools that help you manage and automate it all, we give you the portability needed to succeed on more than 600 certified public cloud platforms.
Whether you need to host virtual machines, connect everything through middleware, or move apps using containers, we can help. We want to help you own the private cloud, get to the public cloud, and be productive across it all. So, where do you want to start?
Develop a cloud strategy
You want to deploy some type of cloud to improve your business, but you just don’t know where to start. Maybe you’re 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. If you’re dabbling with the cloud or unsure where to start, you’re not alone: Everyone started where you are.
Not entirely sure what cloud computing is?
Do you think virtualization is cloud computing?
Ready to start developing a cloud strategy?
Deploy a private cloud
A private cloud gives you scalability and more control over security policies, compliance requirements, budget, and regulations. Red Hat® OpenStack® Platform is a cloud infrastructure product that runs off your virtual resources. Deploy it on Red Hat Enterprise Linux®, OpenStack’s native operating system, and you have the foundation to create, deploy, and support cloud environments across your enterprise. Or start from scratch with Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, which packages everything you need to set up a private cloud: the operating system, virtualization platform, cloud tools, and management capabilities.
Not entirely sure what a private cloud is?
Thinking about building a private cloud by yourself?
Ready to deploy a private cloud?
Use a public cloud
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 more than 600 Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Providers (including the majority of those featured on Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service) and technologies that let you consistently deploy and operate in any environment from any provider.
Not entirely sure what a public cloud is?
Not sure which workloads should run on public clouds?
Ready to start using a public cloud?
Manage your clouds
Whether you operate across a single or multiple cloud environments, effective management makes all the difference. Red Hat CloudForms is a multicloud management platform that offers a consistent way to track cloud costs, control resource allocation, and ensure compliance. It’s also designed to run Red Hat Ansible Automation playbooks natively, letting you standardize the cloud experience using a unified automation language.
Not entirely sure what cloud management is?
Trying to determine the ROI of a cloud management tool?
Ready to start managing your clouds?
Use containers in clouds
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. If you need everything at once (the cloud infrastructure + a container platform), Red Hat Cloud Suite combines a container-based app development platform, private cloud infrastructure, public cloud interoperability, and a common management framework into a single, easily deployed solution.
Not sold on containers in clouds?
Ready to start using containers?
Need cloud infra. + containers?
Everything else that supports cloud computing
Our cloud solutions aren’t just limited to our cloud products. Our operating system, 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.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux powers the applications that run your business with the control, confidence, and freedom that comes from a consistent foundation across any cloud deployment. With thousands of certified hardware, software, and cloud providers, Red Hat Enterprise Linux is your foundation for innovation, offering the latest stable development tools, container technologies, hardware, and cloud advancements. As the most deployed commercial Linux distribution in the public cloud, it’s certified to run on more than 600 public cloud and service providers and is built off the native Linux operating system containers are supposed to run on. No matter where you are along your cloud journey, you should start here—with the stable foundation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
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.
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.
Red Hat JBoss® Middleware is 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 JBoss Middleware can connect the cloud—and everything that runs on it—in a consistent and repeatable way.
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The solutions to help you get to—and be productive in—the cloud
Everything you need to set up a private cloud—including a management tool that spans public and private cloud deployments.
A container platform built on Kubernetes to simplify, speed up, and manage application development and deployment in any cloud.
Automate cloud management by defining a wide range of policies and processes with no coding or scripting required.