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Tuesday, 19 May 2015 00:23

Red Hat Cloud Suite for Applications integrated IaaS and PaaS solution

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Cloud Suite for Applications builds a single solution using OpenShift and OpenStack to cater for businesses that need to both build and support new applications and port legacy applications to the cloud.

At the OpenStack summit in Vancouver Red Hat announced Red Hat Cloud Suite for Applications, an integrated IaaS and PaaS solution designed to enable businesses to develop, deploy, and manage applications at scale using open source technologies. 

The solution - currently available only through an Early Access Program - integrates Red Hat’s OpenShift, Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and Red Hat CloudForms and provides a solution for businesses looking to support applications at scale, that work within ‘standard’ virtual machines and those that can use new container-based application architectures.

As organisations move to the cloud, many are evolving toward microservices architectures that run within containers to increase scalability, portability, and efficiency, however not all legacy applications are happy to work as microservices or in a container-based architecture and the last thing many enterprises want to run and support is two separate platforms to cater for both types of application. Enter Red Hat Cloud Suite for Applications, which helps solve these challenges by providing both Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) for massive scalability and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for faster application delivery, combined with a unified management framework that supports hybrid deployment models.

Red Hat are claiming the solution is the industry’s “first fully open source, integrated IaaS and PaaS solution”, and consists of Red Hat’s OpenShift, Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, with both systems managed by Red Hat’s CloudForms, its management solution that enables consistent visibility across virtual infrastructure and public cloud platforms, allowing users to manage both PaaS and IaaS from a single console.

Red Hat Cloud Suite for Applications is available via an Early Access Program and general availability for Red Hat Cloud Suite for Applications will be announced at a later date.

Commenting on the solution Jim Ganthier, VP and GM of Engineered Solutions and Cloud, Dell said. “Cloud developers have often faced long lead times and cumbersome processes to host and run development environments on their infrastructure. Bringing Platform-as-a-Service and Infrastructure-as-a-Service together gives software developers and architects the benefits of both a scalable infrastructure and improved productivity.”

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