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Red Hat Cloudforms 4.7 Released

February 7, 2019

Red Hat Cloudforms 4 is the latest version of its highly-scalable infrastructure management tool. Red Hat CloudForms 4.7 includes deeper integration with Red Hat Ansible Automation and new infrastructure integrations designed to help streamline and simplify IT management across hybrid cloud infrastructure.

Joe Fitzgerald, vice president, Management, Red Hat said, “While migrating applications to hybrid cloud infrastructure has become a priority for many enterprise IT organizations, effective management across physical, virtual and private cloud infrastructure remains a key building block to fully adopting hybrid cloud. Red Hat CloudForms 4.7 provides a necessary stepping stone for organizations seeking to harness public cloud services in tandem with on-premises infrastructure, enabling users to gain increased control over datacenter environments while providing a unified and consistent set of management capabilities for disparate on-premises resources."

According to Gartner, “the landscape of cloud adoption is one of hybrid clouds and multiclouds. By 2020, 75% of organizations will have deployed a multicloud or hybrid cloud model.”1 Red Hat believes that to embrace hybrid cloud infrastructure, organizations first need foundational management capabilities and oversight across physical, virtual and private cloud environments. The latest version of Red Hat CloudForms helps to enable unified and consistent management across on-premises and virtual resources through policy controlled self-service for consumers of IT services.

Red Hat CloudForms provides the on-premises component of Red Hat’s robust hybrid cloud management portfolio, with Red Hat Ansible Tower offering automation capabilities for public cloud services. Combined, the two products drive a single pane for managing across enterprise IT’s footprints, delivering the capabilities to automate workflows, standardize system configurations and better maintain system stability and reliability across the IT estate.

Enhanced automation
Red Hat CloudForms 4.7 drives additional integration with Red Hat Ansible Automation by making more Ansible capabilities available natively within CloudForms. Users can now execute Red Hat Ansible Tower workflows directly from the CloudForms interface, helping users to more simply implement sophisticated automation. By further fusing the two solutions, Red Hat CloudForms 4.7 can help organizations to speed IT deployments while maintaining improved service stability and performance.

New infrastructure integrations
Red Hat CloudForms 4.7 provides new and enhanced integrations with physical infrastructure and networking providers, including Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) and Lenovo XClarity, helping enable users to better manage physical and network compute infrastructure alongside virtual and multi-cloud through a single solution. The integration helps users provision physical infrastructure the same way they would virtual - improving performance and simplifying day 1 and day 2 operations.

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