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Red Hat Tips Cap to Hybrid Clouds

Though not quite Wizard of Oz caliber, Red Hat is working the open source levers into a pretty good position in the cloud world. Working off the Apache DeltaCloud project, Red Hat built a management platform it calls CloudForms. Got all that?

CloudForms, an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) management tool, is hybrid in a couple ways. First, it works with public and private clouds, and pulls them together into managed hybrid clouds. It also hybrid in that fact that it manages heterogeneous cloud systems while at the same time providing access to enterprise apps in a way that maintains existing IT security and compliance provisions.

If it sounds complicated, it kinda is. This is a developer tool aimed at layering new cloud or migrated cloud apps against IT infrastructure, not an off the rack solution!

Posted by Doug Barney on 06/12/2012 at 12:47 PM


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