Red Hat – Deploying in a public cloud environment

Red Hat - Deploying in a public cloud environment

Run your workloads efficiently, securely, and under control. 

Public cloud environments are here to stay. They promise nearly unlimited capacity, potentially attractive costs stemming from large-scale infrastructures and associated operational best practices, and a pay-as-you-go pricing model that can make up-front server purchases a thing of the past. But, especially for enterprises, effectively and safely using public cloud environments involves more than whipping out a credit card and clicking some buttons on a website.

Many different considerations go into developing a cloud strategy that meets these objectives — and then implementing, operating, and developing the associated applications. However, based on a wide range of conversations with customers, partners, analysts, and others, the following are some of the most important steps to take in order to make the best use of public cloud environments as part of a broader hybrid IT strategy:
• Take a business-based approach to risk
• Understand legal and regulatory compliance
• Consider portability
• Establish a trusted software supply chain
• Enable hybrid cloud policy and management
• Adopt consistent operational approaches
• Maintain control over services and workloads Continue reading “Red Hat – Deploying in a public cloud environment”

Red Hat OpenStack Platform — A cost-effective private cloud for your business

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The cloud is more than a marketing concept. Cloud computing is an intentional, integrated architecture comprising a suite of tools that help automate your business operations on a service-provider’s infrastructure, your infrastructure, or a hybrid combination of both.

A private cloud solution uses the accessibility and redundancy advantages of the public cloud, but on your business’s own infrastructure. The advantages gained are greater control over your data with a level of auditing that meets enhanced security needs for financial records, medical records, and other highly sensitive data. As the private cloud tends toward vendor-agnostic open source solutions, vendor lock-in is avoided and interoperability is enhanced.

Whether you’re moving all your business processes to a private cloud or you’re simply looking for a way to lighten your technology load, Red Hat OpenStack Platform is the most cost-effective and customer-friendly implementation of OpenStack on the market today. It has the stability and support you have come to expect from Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the technical
innovation brought by the open source community and the OpenStack Foundation, and a broad partner ecosystem from hardware and software vendors to hosting companies to household name integrators.

A private cloud solution takes advantage of the economy, redundancy, and massive scalability of the public cloud, but brings it into the network you own and control. Because it’s built from the ground up on open standards, you will never find yourself locked into a vendor’s product line and subject to that single vendor’s pricing scheme.

More than 100 vendors have joined Red Hat’s OpenStack efforts and provide technologies and services that are certified to work with Red Hat OpenStack Platform. Red Hat offers training and certifications that ensure your technical team has the knowledge to support your private cloud implementation. And through corporate cloud offerings, Red Hat brings virtualization and management tools that integrate seamlessly with Red Hat OpenStack Platform. This frees your technical team to focus on providing critical support for your business needs. Continue reading “Red Hat OpenStack Platform — A cost-effective private cloud for your business”

Red Hat – A Guide to delivering I.T Business Value

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Technology has become more consumer-focused and easier to use. IT organizations are playing a more prominent role within business, and as a result are under increasing pressure to develop new, innovative ways to deliver services. They must not only support existing business needs through their traditional focus on infrastructure, software, and development, but also help accelerate growth.

This transition to align IT priorities with business strategies requires IT organizations to build strong business relationships, using trust and partnership to deliver business value. These relationships are built on the following principles:
1. Partnership
2. Shared responsibility for objectives
3. Measurable outcomes
4. Strategic execution Continue reading “Red Hat – A Guide to delivering I.T Business Value”