Red Hat announced continued momentum for Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, including a new performance benchmark, the introduction of the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), and a Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Promotional Offering.
Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, a comprehensive offering designed to support organizations on their journey from traditional datacenter virtualization to OpenStack-powered clouds, has emerged as a high performing offering with greater value as organizations look to build and manage private cloud IaaS.
According to the latest cloud computing market overview analysis from 451 Research’s Market Monitor, IaaS is expected to grow at a 37 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2016. As cloud and IaaS adoption grows, research also indicates that open source cloud infrastructure solutions are taking the lead.
According to the 2013 “State of the Cloud” survey, among the 64 percent of respondents who plan to include a private cloud as part of their cloud portfolio, 41 percent plan to use only open source-based private cloud options, while another 29 percent plan to use a hybrid combination of open source and proprietary solutions.
Red Hat today announced a new training and certification offering, the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Infrastructure-as-a-Service. As interest in OpenStack grows, enterprise customers require experienced IT professionals who can deploy and manage OpenStack.
This new class and certification aims to meet this demand by representing the industry’s highest standard for OpenStack-based training certifications and enabling participants to gain a growing knowledge of the changes happening in the IaaS space. The class will cover essential OpenStack skills, including installing and configuring a Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform deployment; configuring and managing images; and managing storage using Object Storage (Swift) and Block Storage (Cinder). The certification process for this training offering will be performance-based, with candidates performing tasks on a live system to utilize real-world experience.
As part of today’s announcement, Red Hat introduced a new product offering that will integrate the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform, and Red Hat’s virtualization management system for servers and desktops in a Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Promotional Offering, providing exceptional agility for Linux and Microsoft workloads.
The Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Promotional Offering will be offered as a single subscription offering that combines:
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, an ideal platform on which to base large-scale virtualization initiatives and internal / private cloud deployments, featuring an enterprise management system that enables customers to centrally and effectively manage their entire virtual environments.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server, providing a secure and certified foundation for running the OpenStack workload servers (compute nodes, storage nodes, and controller nodes) as well as a scalable, high performance Linux operating system for guest virtual machines.