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Red Hat Announces Open Hybrid Cloud and Edge Solutions at Summit

Red Hat Announces Open Hybrid Cloud and Edge Solutions at Summit

The mantra at the 2021 Red Hat Summit was not so much "Linux" as it was an "open hybrid cloud". Also, of course, Red Hat OpenShift, touted as Paul Cormier, President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Hat, is underlined by Linux.

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Paul Cormier, President and CEO, Red Hat
"Our job is to provide customers with the option that is right for them," Cormier said during his keynote speech on April 27. In fact, recent research has shown that the typical enterprise today is using about eight different clouds from multiple vendors and expects to use at least ten clouds within three years. This is a hybrid world.

With this in mind, Red Hat's announcements revolve primarily around the cloud.


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It began with the Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus, a new version of the platform, which allows the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform for Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security to be developed by Kubernetes (a recent acquisition developed using technology from StackRox), Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management Brings together for Kubernetes. , And Red Hat Quay (the company's container registry).

Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security for Kubernetes is now available, while the Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus will be available in the second quarter of 2021.

“OpenShift is at the core of our open hybrid cloud strategy. But our customers also told us that they want to leverage more managed cloud services for their applications than OpenShift, ”said Matt Hicks, executive vice president, products and technologies. “And while shutting down the operations of managed services is an advantage, they still need to fit those services into their hybrid cloud architecture. And so today, we are excited to announce several new managed cloud services that do this. "

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Matt Hicks, Executive Vice President, Products and Technologies. Source: Red Hat Summit 2021
New managed services
Red Hat OpenShift streams for Apache Kafka, which helps developers incorporate streaming data into their applications. As a fully managed and hosted Kafka service, it lets developers focus on building their applications without worrying about data collection and processing requirements. It is currently in the developer preview, with general availability expected later this year.
Red Hat builds on the Open Data Hub project to speed up the development, training and testing of OpenShift Data Science, machine learning models. It implements common data science tools as the foundation of the AI-as-a-Service platform and integrates with partner cloud services. It is available in beta as an add-on to OpenShift dedicated and OpenShift service on AWS, with general availability expected later this year.
Red Hat OpenShift API Management provides full Application Programming Interface (API) lifecycle management on Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated and Red Hat OpenShift Services on AWS. It runs on AWS as an OpenShift dedicated and OpenShift service add-on and is now available.
On the edge
As edge computing has grown in importance, Red Hat has adapted its products to meet the growing needs there. The upcoming 8.4 release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) includes new Linux containers, deployment and management capabilities designed for edge requirements. It will be the foundation of the Red Hat Edge Initiative, which pushes the company's open hybrid cloud over the edge.

With RHEL, other services are receiving Edge Love, including OpenShift, Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes, Ansible Automation Platform, Red Hat Integration and Red Hat Data Services.

The company also announced its intention to develop a continuously updated, security-certified Linux operating system for the automotive industry in partnership with Exida, a security and certification organization.

"Red Hat and exida are committed to giving automatic and automotive companies access to functional security applications for innovative and high-quality open-source software," Jonathan Moore, Director, Advanced Systems at Exida. “The Red Hat Support and Exide Open Certification Scheme is based on a continuously enhanced security case, providing the necessary leadership for the use of open-source software and a strong foundation for integrators so that security features and security assumptions during the next development Can be understood better. Generation of automotive security applications that leverage open-source software ecosystems. "

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