Red Hat, Inc. recently announced the availability of CloudForms 4.2, the latest version of the provider’s open hybrid cloud management solution. CloudForms is based on the open source ManageIQ project, and provides an advanced open source management platform for physical, virtual and cloud IT environments. CloudForms offers IT composable services through a self-service portal, managing the service lifecycle from provisioning to retirement. In addition, it can define and enforce advanced compliance policies for new and existing IT environments, enabling operators to optimize costs.
CloudForms 4.2 features 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. The release also upgrades capabilities for OpenStack, improving tenant management and introducing storage management for the OpenStack object and block storage services Swift and Cinder. 4.2 further enhances its changeback capabilities for containers running on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.
Red Hat’s Vice President of Management Joe Fitzgerald speaks to the new release: “There is no longer a ‘one-size-fits-all’ IT environment, as many organizations are seeking to leverage the best benefits of physical, virtual and cloud-based technologies. Coupled with Linux containers, only managing one or two aspects of these hybrid computing environments can lead to downtime or outages. Red Hat CloudForms provides a flexible, open management platform to oversee these disparate resources and we’re pleased to help enterprises at a global scale use them to manage the growing complexities of their environments.”
Version 4.2 is immediately available for download via the Red Hat Customer Portal.