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Red Hat Extends Enterprise Management for OpenStack with CloudForms 3.2
May 19 15
Red Hat, Inc. announced Red Hat CloudForms 3.2, the latest version of its award-winning solution for managing private and hybrid clouds. CloudForms 3.2 delivers innovative management features that enable customers to automate the deployment and management of OpenStack infrastructures, using advanced management instrumentation available in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 7 release (based on OpenStack Kilo). 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 (Heat) templates; deeper image and workload introspection capabilities with OpenStack Image Service (Glance) and OpenStack Compute (Nova) integration; and improved capacity and utilization management through expanded OpenStack Telemetry (Ceilometer) integration. These new capabilities in CloudForms represent a step forward in the manageability of OpenStack in the enterprise. 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.
Red Hat, Inc. Announces Technology Preview of Red Hat Gluster Storage with Capabilities from the Openstack Community’s New Manila Project
May 19 15
Red Hat, Inc. announced a technology preview of Red Hat Gluster Storage with capabilities from the OpenStack community’s new Manila project. Expanding the options for hybrid cloud storage, Red Hat Gluster Storage now provides enterprises with a scale-out shared file system service for OpenStack cloud infrastructures. OpenStack Manila’s framework provides a vendor-neutral management API for provisioning and attaching different shared file systems. Working in a multi-tenant cloud environment, OpenStack Manila operates alongside the existing OpenStack Block Storage (Cinder) and OpenStack Object Storage (Swift) services. Red Hat led the development of OpenStack Manila’s IFS-Ganesha component which abstracts Manila file shares from underlying hardware and allows them to grow, shrink or migrate across physical resources. With Red Hat Gluster Storage and IFS-Ganesha, storage servers can be added or removed from the system dynamically and the data remains online while the system re-balances across the available hardware. The technology preview of Red Hat Gluster Storage with Manila provides the flexibility of open, software-defined storage for delivering the file share elasticity required for enterprise public cloud deployments. Customers can test the functionality of OpenStack Manila by downloading it from the OpenStack RDO community-supported distribution with the RDO Packstack Installer. The Red Hat Gluster Storage with Manila technology preview is planned for inclusion in the forthcoming Red Hat nterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 7 release.
Red Hat, Inc. Introduces New Business Resource Planner as Part of Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite and Red Hat JBoss BRMS Releases
May 6 15
Red Hat, Inc. has introduced a new business resource planner as part of Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite and Red Hat JBoss BRMS releases. The planner, based on the open source OptaPlanner JBoss community project, is designed to help enterprises quickly and efficiently address complex scheduling and resource planning challenges, and increase operational adaptability in the face of rapidly changing and unpredictable business environments. Red Hat's business resource planning technology helps enterprises use limited resources in a more cost effective manner. Applying rules-based technology in conjunction with business resource planning provides a unique and powerful combination that allows for greater scale and adaptability. The planner is included with a subscription to JBoss BRMS at no additional cost. All of the resource planning and business rules management components are included in Red Hat's business process management offering, JBoss BPM Suite. In addition to the business resource planner, the latest versions of these products, JBoss BPM Suite 6.1 and JBoss BRMS 6.1, both available, introduce new capabilities and enhancements such as social collaboration tools, a realtime decision server, full support for deployments on Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, IBM WebSphere Application Server and Oracle WebLogic Server, and certified integration with Red Hat's lightweight application integration offering, JBoss Fuse.
Red Hat, Inc. Announces Red Hat Jboss Enterprise Application Platform 6.4
May 6 15
Red Hat, Inc. announced Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (JBoss EAP) 6.4 and introduced expanded benefits for JBoss EAP subscribers deploying their Java applications in hybrid cloud environments. The company is committed to helping enterprises get more out of their technology by allowing for greater freedom of choice. JBoss EAP supports a broad range of third-party frameworks, operating systems, databases, security, and identity systems to make integration into existing infrastructure easier. In addition, new subscription flexibility expands support for customers deploying JBoss EAP across multiple environments based on their individual needs and business requirements, including on-premise, in a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) environment, or in hybrid cloud scenarios. Additional enhancements introduced in JBoss EAP 6.4 include: Support for Java 8 applications, as well as for the Java API WebSockets implementation protocol, JSR 356, enabling developers to build real-time, rich client and mobile applications with reduced overhead and complexity; Expanded JBoss EAP console and Red Hat Customer Portal integration, giving users direct access to the Red Hat Customer Portal, including the ability to receive support, open and manage tickets, and access the knowledge base; New console functionality with an updated user interface enabling users to view log files more easily and manage security configuration for applications; and Kerberos authorization for greater application security. As one of the only open source application platforms that commercially supports Java EE applications deployed in PaaS environments, JBoss EAP deployed on OpenShift provides developers with a fully certified Java EE 6 container and all the tools needed to build, run, and manage a wide range of Java applications. The combination of JBoss EAP and OpenShift Enterprise helps enterprises to optimize both development and operations by offering the ability to build enterprise-grade Java applications in a streamlined PaaS environment more quickly. JBoss EAP is available for download by members of the JBoss Developer community. Current customers can get the latest updates from the Red Hat Customer Portal.
Red Hat Mulls Acquisitions
Apr 28 15
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) is seeking acquisitions. The company stated in a filing, "In our fiscal year ended February 28, 2015, we focused on and expect in our fiscal year ending February 29, 2016 to continue to focus on, among other things, (i) promoting the widespread adoption of Red Hat offerings by customers globally, (ii) expanding our portfolio of virtualization, management and other technology offerings that enable cloud computing, (iii) investing in the development of open source technologies, (iv) pursuing strategic acquisitions and alliances, (v) increasing revenue from our existing customer base, (vi) increasing revenue by promoting a range of services to help our customers derive additional value, (vii) expanding routes to market, and (viii) growing our presence in international markets."