Red Hat CloudForms Hybrid Cloud Operations

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Managing a complex, hybrid IT environment can require multiple management tools, redundant policy implementations, and extra staff to handle the operations. Red Hat® CloudForms simplifies IT, providing unified management and operations in a hybrid environment.

As your IT infrastructure progresses from traditional virtualization toward an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) model, CloudForms evolves, protecting your investments and providing consistent user experience and functionality.

Comprehensive cloud management

Accelerate service delivery and reduce operational costs

  • Self-service portal and catalog with automatic provisioning
  • Workload life-cycle management, including reconfiguration and retirement
  • Resource quota enforcement, cost allocation, and chargeback

Improve operational visibility and control

  • Continuous discovery, monitoring, and tracking
  • Resource usage, optimization, and capacity planning
  • Entity relationship planning with timelines and events

Ensure compliance and governance

  • Automated policy enforcement and remediation
  • Segmented user access with approval workflows
  • Configuration auditing, change tracking, and drift analysis
Manage all your environments in one place
  • Overview

    CloudForms gives you choice and flexibility while providing a unified and consistent set of management capabilities across:

    • Virtualization platforms like Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, VMware vRealize, and Microsoft Hyper-V.
    • Private cloud platforms based on OpenStack®.
    • Public cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.

    CloudForms can see and manage both the guest and host systems, allowing management of workloads and infrastructure within the same system.

  • Self-service

    CloudForms starts with a web-based self-service catalog and extends to cover the complete life-cycle, operational, resource, and financial management of the deployed services―all within the same system.

  • Oprations

    CloudForms scans and discovers existing resources and their relationships, letting it easily manage current environments. CloudForms then continuously monitors those resources and scans for new ones, giving you exceptional visibility into the operations of the environment.

  • Compliance

    Insight-driven policy and automated enforcement

    With CloudForms, you can apply corporate compliance and governance policies across all environments. Robust policy is supported by the comprehensive insights that CloudForms gathers on all resources under management. Automatic policy enforcement helps ensure that defined policy rules aren’t bypassed.

  • Technology

    Built for rapid time to value

    CloudForms is designed for the rigors of enterprise environments. It’s delivered as a virtual appliance, so you can deploy it quickly, bringing existing environments under management within hours. You can integrate data and resources with third-party systems to compose a comprehensive management solution. And CloudForms can scale both horizontally and vertically, with highly available data stores and services.