Red Hat Extends Enterprise Management for OpenStack with CloudForms 3.2

by May 21, 2015 0 comments

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.

In addition, CloudForms is able to federate OpenStack-based private clouds together with other public clouds and a variety of virtualization platforms, including VMware vSphere, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager. Advanced capabilities including a self-service portal, policy-based control, governance, chargeback, showback, orchestration, capacity/utilization planning, optimization and bottleneck analysis and reporting allow enterprises to more effectively manage hybrid cloud environments.

Other improvements in CloudForms 3.2 include support for the AWS Config service enabling near-real time monitoring of changes in workloads deployed to AWS, Japanese language support, IPv6 support, and improved bare-metal provisioning and management through integration with Red Hat Satellite 6.

CloudForms 3.2 will be available to existing CloudForms customers in June 2015. OpenStack infrastructure management features in CloudForms 3.2 require OpenStack Kilo capabilities, which are scheduled to be available in the upcoming release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 7.

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