Red Hat today announced new offerings to help organizations of all sizes and industries optimize, scale or simply protect IT operations in the face of shifting global dynamics. Red Hat’s new offerings are designed to improve the delivery, accessibility and stability of critical services and applications on a worldwide scale on the backbone of the hybrid cloud.
Today Red Hat announced:
OpenShift virtualization, a new feature available as a Technology Preview within Red Hat OpenShift, derived from the KubeVirt open source project. It enables organizations to develop, deploy and manage applications consisting of virtual machines alongside containers and serverless, all in one modern platform that unifies cloud-native and traditional workloads. While some vendors seek to protect legacy technology stacks by dragging Kubernetes and cloud-native functionality backwards to preserve proprietary virtualization, Red Hat does the opposite: Bringing traditional application stacks forward into a layer of open innovation, enabling customers to truly transform at their speed, not at the whims of proprietary lock-in.
Red Hat OpenShift 4.4, the latest version of the industry’s leading enterprise Kubernetes platform, which builds on the simplicity and scale of Kubernetes Operators. Rebased on Kubernetes 1.17, OpenShift 4.4 introduces a developer-centric view of platform metrics and monitoring for application workloads; monitoring integration for Red Hat Operators; cost management for assessing the resources and costs used for specific applications across the hybrid cloud; and much more.
To address the management challenges of running cloud-native applications across large-scale, production and distributed Kubernetes clusters, Red Hat is also introducing a new management solution. Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes, soon available as a Technology Preview, provides a single, simplified control point for the monitoring and deployment of OpenShift clusters at scale, offering policy-driven governance and application lifecycle management.
As with Red Hat’s entire open hybrid cloud portfolio, these solutions are backed by a complete ecosystem of supporting software, hardware and services and by Red Hat’s extensive expertise in integrating and operating open innovation. Red Hat also delivers production confidence by maintaining a long-life, enterprise-class lifecycle for its entire product portfolio including these newly launched offerings.
These advancements are not contingent on a single piece of hardware or a sole cloud provider, as Red Hat delivers innovation fully across hybrid and multi-cloud footprints, including:
- Every major public cloud provider in Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud and Microsoft Azure as well as many specialized cloud providers.
- Managed solutions through OpenShift Dedicated, Azure Red Hat OpenShift and IBM Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes Service enabling organizations to gain the benefits of enterprise Kubernetes without the burden of infrastructure management.
- Support for multiple computing architectures, including x86, IBM Power and mainframes.
Beyond these new technologies, Red Hat has invested in helping organizations get the most from existing infrastructure. This includes:
Enhancements to Red Hat Insights, Red Hat’s proactive security and risk management-as-a-service offering, which makes it easier for IT teams to detect, diagnose and remediate potential problems before they impact production systems or end-users. Insights is not an add-on, as it is available across every supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscription by default.
Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform also helps to address the complexities of expanding network demand and infrastructure footprints by automating time-consuming manual tasks, helping IT teams to more effectively meet customer and end-user needs beyond service uptime.
Red Hat training and certification are also available to IT teams seeking to quickly expand skillsets as connectivity needs evolve. From learning the basics of enterprise Kubernetes to gaining certification in telecommunications architecture, Red Hat’s expertise is available to help IT professionals gain new expertise and experience to better address the growing importance of the network.