Support Agile Application Development With Scalable Infrastructure using Red Hat‌ OpenStack‌ Private Cloud Platform

Your infrastructure consists of many parts: Traditional infrastructure, virtualization, and maybe even a private cloud. But nothing you’ve deployed so far is agile enough to meet demand or integrated enough to maintain control. If private clouds worked like public clouds, you’d have exactly what you need. Rely on Red Hat‌ OpenStack‌ Platform as a versatile solution that allows you to scale from virtualization to containers and the public cloud without giving up control.

Support Agile Application Development With Scalable Infrastructure using Red Hat‌ OpenStack‌ Private Cloud Platform

Challenge: How do we create an agile infrastructure while maintaining security and control—one that allows us to run any app in any environment?

Solution: OpenStack provides public cloud-like scalability with private cloud security and control. It was born in open source communities, and bringing open source to enterprises is what Red Hat does best. We stabilize the upstream project and combine it with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat CloudForms. That means you get the latest functions of the community project with the reliability of Linux and a suite of management tools that simplify administrative responsibilities. You get everything needed to develop, deploy, and manage an agile and secure private cloud.

It’s hard to support cloud-native applications with traditional scale-up infrastructure. Red Hat’s portfolio of products—such as Red Hat OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Cloud Suite, and Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure—help enterprises deploy a scale-out infrastructure with minimal cost and operational interference.

Content Summary

Agile Application Development Requires Scalability
Build Scalable, Efficient Infrastructure With Red Hat
Benefits
Improve Security And Governance
Reduce Infrastructure Costs
Prepare For Modern, Cloud-native Apps And Operations

Agile Application Development Requires Scalability

In competitive business environments, applications are critical to success. However, traditional scale-up infrastructure can hinder application development and performance, as it does not scale to the level needed by cloud-native applications. It is also less efficient and more costly to expand because it must be provisioned for peak usage and cannot adapt to dynamic changes in demand.

To support agile application development (DevOps) and deploy cloud-native applications, you need scale-out infrastructure. However, building and maintaining a scale-out infrastructure yourself can be complicated and many solutions lack enterprise features.

Red Hat simplifies scalable infrastructure deployment. Implementing a scale-out infrastructure based on Red Hat’s open, production-grade solutions can minimize costs and streamline operations while delivering the scalability modern applications require.

Red Hat OpenStack Platform gives us 35% greater operational efficiency than before. – LAURO DE LAURO, FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE, OFFICER, DUALTEC CLOUD BUILDERS

Build Scalable, Efficient Infrastructure With Red Hat

Red Hat cloud offerings provide the enterprise features and functionality you need to deliver scaleout infrastructure for cloud-native applications.

  • Red Hat OpenStack Platform delivers a production-grade cloud environment with scalability that surpasses virtualization platforms. Application programming interfaces (APIs) and the integrated director orchestration tool allow you to automate scaling and capacity management. Co-engineering with Red Hat Enterprise Linux increases security, long-term stability, reliability, and workload and application interoperability.
  • Red Hat Ceph Storage provides open, massively scalable, software-defined storage for Red Hat OpenStack Platform. With a flexible, scale-out architecture, Red Hat Ceph Storage serves as an efficient, consolidated platform for block, object, and file storage.
  • Red Hat CloudForms integrates enterprise-grade cloud management operations across OpenStack environments for greater efficiency, consistency, and visibility. Chargeback, reporting, and governance functionality for OpenStack gives you greater control over usage and compliance.
  • Ansible by Red Hat provides a simple, powerful, and agentless automation platform for describing and deploying applications. A common automation language unifies disparate teams and processes.

These products can help you quickly build a highly scalable, innovative, and flexible infrastructure for modern application development and deployment. And, with an infrastructure based on open standards, you can deliver even more value and agility to your business.

Benefits

Balance innovation with risk

Too often, IT leaders are forced to choose between progress and stability. Take advantage of community innovation while minimizing deployment and operational risk with Red Hat’s open source solutions and OpenStack distribution. Red Hat tests, validates, and maintains the OpenStack software, so you can more easily deploy and maintain a private cloud infrastructure. Keep your environment current and protected with automated upgrades and updates, bug fixes, and security patches—all of which are included with your Red Hat subscription. Ensure business continuity and fast issue resolution with enterprise-grade support and a library of useful documentation. Build your environment faster, align it with business requirements, and learn the latest best practices through Red Hat’s expert services and training programs. Using Red Hat products and services, Paddy Power Betfair reduced time to market for new services and can now offer their customers a more secure, reliable, and innovative online betting service that can process 130 million transactions per day.

Improve Security And Governance

A recent study found that 92% of devices on the internet run software with known security vulnerabilities. Protect your infrastructure and your business with advanced security functionality—like Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux)—that is integrated across the Red Hat software stack. Use Red Hat’s management tools to automate policy enforcement and remediation, configuration auditing, change tracking, and drift analysis, ensuring compliance and governance across environments. Gain insight into who is using which resources throughout your infrastructure with unified monitoring, reporting, and chargeback functionality. Applying these features, Rackspace deploys Red Hat OpenStack Platform within its managed private cloud offering to deliver public cloud-like services with increased security, control, and performance to their customers.

Reduce Infrastructure Costs

Gartner states that the best way to free IT budget for growth and business transformation is to reduce infrastructure and operational costs. Trim expenses with Red Hat’s open, flexible technologies. Deploy common hardware within your scale-out infrastructure—without sacrificing performance or reliability—to decrease server, storage, and networking costs. Streamline day-to-day activities with unified and automated management across your entire infrastructure. Your administrators can manage more systems, lowering operational costs. Get visibility into resource usage with monitoring and chargeback capabilities that let you better control costs and assign them to business departments. Using Red Hat OpenStack Platform, Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) reduced total cost of ownership for its broadcast subtitling system by 40%. FICO deployed a private cloud with Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Ceph Storage to lower infrastructure costs by 30%.

Prepare For Modern, Cloud-native Apps And Operations

Red Hat can help you build scalable, cost-effective infrastructure for the cloud-native applications your business needs to succeed. Deploy a complete DevOps platform with Red Hat Cloud Suite, which includes everything you need to assemble your cloud and application development infrastructure. If your organization isn’t ready for DevOps yet, consider Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, which gives you all of the technologies required for an open private cloud environment.

Source: Red Hat