"Our goal at Red Hat is to provide customers with solutions to help them reach their business goals. Red Hat Access Insights provides direct access to tailored guidance allowing customers to shift focus from reactive fire-fighting to informed proactive systems management. As IT infrastructures evolve, Red Hat customers can deploy new technologies with confidence, knowing their deployments are being analyzed and validated by Red Hat."
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced several new analytics and management innovations to help customers optimize their on-premise and cloud deployments. Red Hat introduced Red Hat Access Insights to provide customers with operational analytics, and announced expanded capabilities in Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat CloudForms, and Red Hat Satellite.
Red Hat's unique, fully open source management portfolio provides customers with the flexibility to select the best private and public cloud platforms for their business and IT needs. Its open infrastructure also affords users the choice of modular, easily consumable, highly-integratable management products or a complete cloud stack with integrated cloud infrastructure platform, management and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).
Introducing Red Hat Access Insights
Red Hat Access Insights is a service designed to help customers proactively prevent and resolve issues impacting critical business operations. This new feature provides IT managers and system administrators with better visibility into their Red Hat infrastructure, and focuses on four critical areas: performance, availability, stability, and security. The software can alert managers to potential issues – such as configuration problems or security vulnerabilities - within each of these areas so IT administrators can use the Red Hat Access Insights dashboard to identify, understand, and correct or intercept issues before any business impact occurs.
Red Hat Access Insights is the industry’s only operations analytics service to leverage the extensive technical knowledge and deep product expertise of Red Hat Certified Architects and Red Hat's award-winning customer support team. By using actionable intelligence to proactively manage and optimize your Red Hat infrastructure across physical, virtual and cloud deployments, Red Hat Access Insights helps users to identify and resolve current and potential technical issues. With Red Hat Access Insights, users can reduce downtime and spend more time focusing on strategic goals.
Expanding capabilities across Red Hat's management portfolio
Red Hat also introduced updates to its management portfolio, including:
General availability of Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure 6, the latest version of its comprehensive solution to support organizations on their journey from traditional datacenter virtualization to OpenStack-powered clouds, featuring a new, unified installation experience. The unified installer is designed to enable smoother deployment of a complete private cloud spanning infrastructure and management platforms and reducing the time and skills required to build a complete private cloud.
Support for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)-based private clouds in Red Hat CloudForms, adding to CloudForms' already robust multi-platform support, spanning VMware vSphere, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, and Amazon Web Services.
The beta availability of Red Hat Satellite 6.1, including new Docker registry functionality that enables users to define lifecycles for the popular Docker image format, increasing control and security for enterprises
A preview of container management capabilities in Red Hat CloudForms, enabling customers to gain valuable insight into container based workloads running across multiple infrastructure providers including: Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, VMware vSphere, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. The new container features also integrate with Kubernetes, the container orchestration technology pioneered by Google and available in Red Hat Atomic Enterprise Platform and OpenShift Enterprise.
Red Hat Access Insights for Red Hat Enterprise Linux is supported in versions 6 and 7 and delivered through the Red Hat Customer Portal or Red Hat Satellite. It is available via an early adopter program, supported in Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure 6 and delivered through the Customer Portal or Red Hat CloudForms.
Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure 6, Red Hat CloudForms 3.2 with support for Microsoft SCVMM-based private clouds, and the Red Hat Satellite 6.1 beta are available now for customers. General availability of container management features in Red Hat CloudForms and Red Hat Satellite will be announced at a later date.
Marco Bill-Peter, vice president, customer experience and engagement, Red Hat
"Our goal at Red Hat is to provide customers with innovative solutions to help them reach their business goals. Red Hat Access Insights provides direct access to tailored guidance allowing customers to shift focus from reactive fire-fighting to informed proactive systems management. As IT infrastructures evolve, Red Hat customers can deploy new technologies with confidence, knowing their deployments are being analyzed and validated by Red Hat."
Joe Fitzgerald, general manager, cloud management, Red Hat
"Red Hat has once again integrated and extended our management capabilities to provide customers better insight and reduce complexity around their cloud deployments. As more enterprises embrace new container-based, microservice architectures, Red Hat's is not only building the fundamental container enablement, deployment and orchestration capabilities – we are rapidly extending our management solutions to support containers as well."
Tim Grieser, Program Vice President, Enterprise System Management Software, IDC
"Management is key when it comes to the cloud. The advantage to deploying workloads to the cloud can only be found if users have a way to manage those workloads easily. Red Hat's work with Access Insights, RHCI, CloudForms, and Satellite could provide the control users have been looking for."
Eli Katz, CTO, Cloud Services, Synnefo, a Forsythe Company
"As Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure continues to simplify the initial processes around deploying and integrating private and hybrid clouds, we look forward to continuing to partner with Red Hat to bring more robust cloud management capabilities to our clients."
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