Organisations have been undergoing transformation by digital technology for decades, but in recent years business processes have been changing where it is dominated by cloud, mobile, big data and social technologies. These changes require constant, iterative innovation to the existing infrastructure to help organizations achieve their goals based on technological advances. Red Hat helps all types of companies with their digital transformation journeys understanding every facet of change with open technologies- from automation and hybrid cloud infrastructure to containers and app development.
Red Hat is widely recognized and commended in the market; stats say that most of the Fortune 500 companies are currently using Red Hat open source solutions in some way to benefit their organizations. It delivers reliable and high-performing Linux, hybrid cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies using a community-powered approach.
Although Red Hat offers a huge variety of products for its customers but it is not possible to discuss all so let us check out some in this blog:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: It is an open source operating system that extends your hybrid cloud infrastructure to the edge across hundreds and thousands of nodes all over the world. Red Hat Enterprise Linux not only runs the toughest workloads with 99.999% uptime but also supports and powers software and technology for automation, cloud, containers, middleware, storage, application development, microservices, management and more. It plays a major role among all the Red Hat’s offerings as Linux is the foundation of modern IT stack.
Red Hat OpenShift: It is basically containerization software developed by Red Hat which helps you develop and deploy applications to one or more hosts on cloud infrastructure. Red Hat OpenShift enables efficient container orchestration, allowing rapid container provisioning, scaling and management. It helps in reducing the time necessary to build and scale your containers making them viable for enterprise applications.
Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform: It is a foundation for building and operating automation across an organization and includes all the tools which are needed to implement enterprise-wide automation. This platform also provides enterprise and line-of-business users with the automation governance to meet compliance and procurement requirements. Ansible Automation Platform integrates with the rest of the red hat products and other industry solutions to solve business problems.
Red Hat Satellite: It is an It infrastructure management tool primarily used to monitor and manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux environments. Red Hat’s four-piece systems management tool set comprises of satellite for enterprise IT, which also includes Ansible, CloudForms and the Red Hat Insights service. Red Hat Satellite mirrors all relevant software like security errors and bug fixes, and provides them together with locally added software and configuration to the attached servers.
Red Hat’s perception of open hybrid cloud
Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud is an approach which allows data and applications to effortlessly move across IT environments. Built on an open source foundation, open hybrid cloud supports:
Portability and integration across heterogeneous cloud environments-private or public, physical or virtual
Operational excellence through automation and measurement
A full IT stack can be built and managed that functions on the infrastructure of your choice
Red Hat solutions hep you bring IT and the organization together with technology and connect teams through automation, hybrid cloud infrastructure, containers and more.
Why choose Red Hat?
Red Hat has a policy of delivering open application programming interfaces, which gives its customers enormous flexible tools for creating the solutions they need. You are not compelled to follow strictures of proprietary technology and have the freedom to create it according to your requirements. Red Hat assesses customer needs, shapes open source projects to meet those needs ensuring future interoperability.
Red Hat has built-in security features such as Security- Enhanced Linux (SELinux) and mandatory access controls (MAC) that helps you confront intrusions and meet regulatory compliance. Moreover, Red Hat products have reached an excellent level of security as it does not require the use of third-party tools which can be hazardous for patching security flaws.
Red Hat also has the advantage of handling the increased operational demands of the corporate sector without compromising its functionality. It can effortlessly accommodate your requirements without having any detrimental effects on the organization’s dealings with clients and vendors. Moreover, performance optimization tools allow tuning infrastructure to map precisely organization’s service level demands.
Red Hat has more than just operating system functionality; it provides a rich application infrastructure with built-in mechanisms for security, resource allocation and many other purposes.
Red Hat in 2021: Getting it Right!
No doubt COVID-19 pandemic hampered many industries but the software industry headed forward. Cloud computing and automation technologies became more crucial than ever. This category became necessity for industries rather than something that would be ideal to have. Red Hat therefore turned the attention to products and services that customers require for remote work enlarge digital services, meet demand and innovation. They introduced Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes which is a management solution designed to help organizations exert more consistent control over Kubernetes clusters across the hybrid cloud. Once they can deploy anywhere, they need to be able to bring those mixed workloads together and that’s where OpenShift Virtualization comes in which is an integrated component of Red Hat OpenShift, giving customers the ability to manage traditional workloads alongside cloud-native services, letting them prepare for the future while retaining existing investments. Red Hat through hybrid cloud helps customers solve dynamic challenges and keep Red Hat in innovation’s pioneers.
Red Hat is one of the early players in the open source market and at present holds a great market value. It is no longer focused on Linux and has come a long way from origination to the Fortune 50. Red Hat made a tough choice by moving from a well liked but unsustainable business model to a completely different support subscription one, which helped the company in making billions. Red Hat will become a business unit of IBM’s Hybrid Cloud team according to IBM and continue to protect the independence and impartiality of Red Hat’s open source development heritage.