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Red Hat Delivers Cloud Flexibility and Agility to Enterprises with Innovative
Company expands cloud footprint with availability of Red Hat CloudForms open hybrid cloud
RALEIGH, N.C. – June 6, 2012 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of
open source solutions, today announced the next step in its delivery of open hybrid cloud solutions
to enterprises with the general availability of Red Hat CloudForms. CloudForms is an open hybrid
cloud management platform built to enable enterprises to create and manage
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) hybrid clouds with the ability to make self-service computing
resources available to users in a managed, governed and secure way.
“The role of enterprise IT is evolving. There's no doubt that end users want to help themselves
to cloud-like compute resources, but the IT department still needs to centralize deployment,
management and integration,” said Rachel Chalmers, vice president, Research, Infrastructure
Management at 451 Research, a division of leading global analyst and data company The 451 Group.
“A platform like CloudForms makes it possible for organizations to build clouds that span their
in-place infrastructure and expose it to a new generation of developers and end users, all without
CloudForms delivers the flexibility and agility businesses want with the control and governance
that IT needs. Organizations can build a hybrid cloud that encompasses a wide variety of
infrastructure, of many types, and from many vendors, using CloudForms and can also manage their
cloud applications while avoiding vendor lock-in. With CloudForms, enterprises can build and manage
an open enterprise hybrid cloud, providing infrastructure choice spanning across multiple
virtualization platforms and extending to public cloud resources, and can build and manage
applications in their cloud, enabling enterprises to use their cloud for their workloads.
In comparison to other solutions on the market, CloudForms gives enterprises the ability to:
-Provide end users with self-service capabilities, while satisfying IT administrators’ needs for
control and governance.
-Build and manage an open hybrid cloud by extending the capabilities provided in an on-premise
cloud with the scale and features provided via a choice in trusted public clouds.
-Deploy and manage applications across multiple virtualization technologies and the public cloud
based on a single Application Blueprint and policy, reducing management complexity while maximizing
-Use tools and software from a wide variety of vendors to easily integrate into existing
infrastructure for access to a wide range of technologies, giving organizations choice and freedom
Red Hat provides a comprehensive infrastructure stack that includes Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red
Hat Enterprise Virtualization, JBoss Enterprise Middleware, Red Hat Storage, thousands of certified
ISV applications, and now, Red Hat CloudForms to manage this stack in hybrid cloud environments.
“CloudForms enables enterprises to use infrastructure ranging from virtual to public cloud
resources together in an open hybrid cloud architecture and is a game-changer for enterprises
leveraging the power of the cloud,” said Brian Stevens, CTO and vice president, Worldwide
Engineering at Red Hat. “We recognize that for a complete open hybrid cloud, enterprises need
more than just the management layer – they also need openness and portability across compute,
data/services, programming models and applications. Red Hat is the only vendor that can deliver a
portfolio of solutions to meets these needs, and we’ve further extended this today with the
availability of a new cloud platform with groundbreaking features via CloudForms.”
“eZ Publish Content as a Service (CaaS) enables the creation, management, distribution and
systematic optimization of digital content experiences anywhere, anytime, on any device. Red
Hat’s open and flexible approach to the cloud is an excellent foundation to freely build digital
content services and is in line with our needs and plans,” said Gabriele Viebach, Group CEO at eZ
Systems. “Our cloud-based content management solution runs on a Red Hat-certified public cloud
that is built using Red Hat technologies. With this combination we achieve accelerated time to
market for our own solutions and enable our end users to take full advantage of the benefits the
cloud has to offer.”
For more information on CloudForms, join Red Hat executives for a virtual press conference webcast
announcement at 11am ET on June 6. The webcast will also be available for replay. To register for
the live broadcast or to access the replay, visit
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