Red Hat intros CloudForms 3.2 for OpenStack management

Red Hat has introduced Red Hat CloudForms 3.2 which will deliver innovative management features that enable customers to automate the deployment and management of OpenStack infrastructures.

Customers can automate the deployment and management of OpenStack infrastructures using advanced management instrumentation available in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 7 release.

Red Hat said CloudForms 3.2 adds additional OpenStack workload management capabilities including: automated discovery, web based console support, service catalog publishing and user dialog generation for OpenStack Orchestration templates.

Other capabilities include deeper image and workload introspection capabilities with OpenStack Image Service and OpenStack Compute integration and improved capacity and utilization management through expanded OpenStack Telemetry integration.

CloudForms is the industry’s first open source cloud management platform that manages both the OpenStack infrastructure as well as workloads from a single, integrated platform, the company claims.

Additionally, CloudForms joins OpenStack-based private clouds together with other public clouds and a variety of virtualization platforms, including VMware vSphere, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager.

Enterprises can effectively manage hybrid cloud environments with advanced capabilities including a self service portal, policy based control, governance, chargeback, showback, orchestration, capacity/utilization planning, optimization and bottleneck analysis and reporting.

Also, CloudForms 3.2 provides an efficient and scalable migration framework across traditional virtualization platform and private clouds based on OpenStack.

CloudForms 3.2 also supports AWS Config service enabling near real-time monitoring of changes in workloads deployed to AWS, Japanese language support, IPv6 support and improved bare-metal provisioning and management through integration with Red Hat Satellite 6.

CloudForms 3.2 will be available to existing CloudForms customers in June 2015.

Recently, Red Hat introduced Red Hat Cloud Suite for Applications to develop, deploy and manage applications at scale using open source technologies.

Few days ago, Red Hat made a strategic investment in VMTurbo, a demand-driven control platform for the software-defined data center.

Shilpa Khatri

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