Latest version of Red Hat CloudForms promises fast service delivery

Open source solution provider Red Hat announced the availability of its CloudForms 4.2, the latest version of its open hybrid cloud management solution.

IT operations teams can face slow, manual processes to deliver services internally, which may cost time, money and competitiveness.

They can use CloudForms to increase service delivery while enabling IT teams to focus on critical, business-impacting issues.

CloudForms, based on the open source ManageIQ project, provides an advanced open source management platform for physical, virtual and cloud IT environments, including Linux containers.

Red Hat CloudForms 4.2

CloudForms 4.2 delivers improvements to public cloud, private cloud and container-based platforms, by enhancing metrics and events for Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform and by adding an Amazon EC2 image, enabling customers to run CloudForms in Amazon Web Services (AWS).

This new release also upgrades capabilities for OpenStack, improving tenant management and introducing storage management for the OpenStack object and block storage services: Swift and Cinder. Finally, CloudForms 4.2 enhances its chargeback capabilities for containers running on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

CloudForms 4.2 is available for immediate download from the Red Hat Customer Portal.

The North Carolina-based company also announced that the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, a world leader in genome research, has standardized its cloud computing systems and services on Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat CloudForms.

Based in Cambridge, England, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is a global center of excellence for genomic discovery, and collaborates with start-ups, pharmaceutical enterprises, governments and other research centers.

Red Hat installation has enabled the Institute to offer and more effectively manage scientific computing at scale, or “Science-as-a-Service,” to their own researchers and to biosciences start-ups co-located at a newly-opened research facility on the Wellcome Genome Campus.

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