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Understanding IT management

IT management is the coordination of resources, systems, platforms, people, and environments to help you improve speed, scale, and provide stability across your organization.

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Operations management for today's IT

Using the same old tools and practices to deploy and manage innovative apps and infrastructure isn’t enough. Collaboration, hybrid platforms, and ongoing digital transformation must be the default state for management solutions as operations adopts more agile processes for IT and business groups. We understand that ops are a process, not a department. Adopting this operational mindset—and choosing the right tools—creates a solid foundation for DevOps, cloud, and container initiatives across your organization.

What is IT management?

IT management is the coordination of all IT resources, systems, platforms, people, and environments. Modern, dynamic environments need a new approach to management that can improve speed, help you scale, and provide stability across your enterprise IT environments. Automation is an essential and strategic component of modernization and digital transformation. Red Hat delivers strategic automation technology—and training—to enterprises by bringing management technologies, like Red Hat Ansible® Automation Platform, across Red Hat’s management offerings—including Red Hat Insights.

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What is cloud management?

Cloud management is a concept that means a user has control over everything that operates in a cloud: the data, applications, and services. The management tools themselves, which generally run as platforms, are the software used to manage those data, applications, and services. These tools are used to ensure that the cloud-computing resources are running efficiently and securely, while accessible to everyone (or everything) that needs them. Basically, cloud management platforms exist so that anything running in a cloud—public, private, or hybrid—actually works, and works well.

What is virtualization management

Virtualization management is software that interfaces with virtual environments and the underlying physical hardware to simplify resource administration, enhance data analyses, and streamline operations. Each virtualization management system is unique, but most feature an uncomplicated user interface, streamline the VM creation process, monitor virtual environments, allocate resources, compile reports, and automatically enforce rules. Some solutions even integrate across hardware and software brands—allowing users to install the management system that's best for them.

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What is an SOE?

An SOE is a standard operating environment, or a specific computer operating system and collection of software that an IT department defines as a standard build. SOEs help if you’re managing a lot of computers and want to reduce complexity. With SOEs, IT teams can automate the deployment and maintenance of servers and workstations. SOEs can be part of a framework for a consistent build process and a modernized patch management.

Why choose Red Hat?

Red Hat does a lot of work within the open source communities that develop management technologies. Our engineers help improve features and reliability to make sure your IT infrastructure has continuous and integrated security..

As with all open source projects, Red Hat contributes code and improvements back to the upstream codebase, sharing advancements along the way. Of course, collaborating with a community is about more than developing code. Collaboration is the freedom to ask questions and offer improvements—that’s the open source way and the power of the open organization. It’s why Red Hat has been a trusted provider of enterprise infrastructure for over 20 years.

The management tools you need

Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform helps organizations of any size implement specific automation projects quickly and efficiently. Ansible can manage the complete application life-cycle management process and help teams realize their end-to-end automation vision.

Use operational efficiency and vulnerability risk management analytics to identify and remediate Red Hat Enterprise Linux implementations on the cloud and on premises. Measure, analyze, and act continuously to help avoid unexpected downtime.

Manage your Red Hat infrastructure at scale across environments to improve reliability, availability, security and compliance. Define, provision and maintain a standard operating environment to reduce risk and increase efficiency.

Gain visibility and control of Kubernetes clusters and applications from a single point, and use built-in security policies. Extend the value of Red Hat OpenShift® by deploying apps, managing multiple clusters, and enforcing policies at scale.