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Earlier this week, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure (RHCI) was named a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Private Cloud Software Suites, Q1 2016 report.
The Forrester report states that Red Hat “leads the evaluation with its powerful portal, top governance capabilities, and a strategy built around integration, open source, and interoperability. Rather than trying to build a custom approach for completing functions around operations, governance, or automation, Red Hat provides a very composable package by leveraging a mix of market standards and open source in addition to its own development.”
Moreover: “Red Hat received top marks for workflow life-cycle automation, administrative portal usability and experience, permissions, compliance tracking, capacity monitoring, platform APIs, ITSM and developer tools, and configuration management tool integration.”
Speaking specifically about Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, the report states: “Red Hat also commits to contributing all changes upstream to OpenStack rather than maintaining proprietary enhancements. Its API exposure and ability to swap out core functionalities for a long list of pre-integrated market tooling sets it apart from others in the evaluation.”
RHCI is a single subscription product that provides the essential infrastructure and management components needed to build and manage a private or hybrid private Infrastructure as a Cloud (IaaS) infrastructure. The solution includes Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, our high-performance traditional scale-up virtual infrastructure, and, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, our scalable, production-ready OpenStack, designed for scale-out, cloud-enabled workloads.
On the management side, RHCI also includes our award-winning Cloud Management Platform, Red Hat CloudForms, as well as Red Hat Satellite, our Cloud Systems Management tool, for lifecycle management from the physical infrastructure to the tenant workload. Together these integrated components, working alongside your existing infrastructure investments, allow for a flexible path to a cloud architected for traditional scale up workloads, newer cloud-native workloads, or both. Red Hat CloudForms, I’m also pleased to share, was named a leader in the The Forrester Wave™: Hybrid Cloud Management Solutions, Q1 2016 report.
Along with many RHCI customers, we believe that we're delivering award-worthy breadth, flexibility, and enterprise-level functionality. It's exciting to receive this ranking from such a highly-ranked analyst firm. Further to this point, you might also be interested in reading a whitepaper written by IDC, and sponsored by Red Hat, entitled “Preparing for Private Cloud and Hybrid IT with Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure.”
A full copy of The Forrester Wave: Private Cloud Software Suites, Q1 2016 is now available on our website.