Red Hat Introduces Red Hat Cloud Suite for Applications - Industry’s First Fully Open Source Integrated IaaS and PaaS Solution

New cloud solution significantly simplifies the technologies needed for enterprises to develop and run applications at scale

VANCOUVER, British Columbia--()--Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced Red Hat Cloud Suite for Applications, an accelerated way to develop, deploy, and manage applications at scale using open source technologies.

As organizations move to the cloud, many are evolving toward microservices architectures that run within containers to increase scalability, portability, and efficiency. These new architectures require massively scalable infrastructure in order to realize their full benefit. However, many organizations also have a high volume of workloads not yet adapted for a microservices or container-based architecture, but which could benefit from having a solution that supports both applications running within virtual machines and new container-based application architectures. For example, developers may require storage services that are necessary for stateful application development, alongside a new container-based service. The ability to deploy both types of workloads on a single platform with unified management can enable an organization to realize new efficiencies.

Customers are increasingly seeking a complete, open source solution that provides both scalable infrastructure and increased developer productivity - with a broad choice of hardware and certified software vendors.

Red Hat Cloud Suite for Applications helps solve these challenges by providing both Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) for massive scalability and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for faster application delivery, combined with a unified management framework that supports hybrid deployment models. As the industry’s first fully open source, integrated IaaS and PaaS solution, Red Hat Cloud Suite for Applications enables customers to avoid cloud silos and empowers them to select their service model of choice to best meet changing business requirements.

Red Hat Cloud Suite for Applications integrates Red Hat’s award-winning PaaS, IaaS and hybrid cloud management offerings - OpenShift by Red Hat, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, and Red Hat CloudForms, respectively. With seamless management of both OpenShift and OpenStack with Red Hat CloudForms, an enterprise management solution that enables open hybrid clouds by providing consistent visibility across virtual infrastructure and public cloud platforms, operators can more effectively manage both PaaS and IaaS from a single console.

By integrating OpenShift with OpenStack, users not only have access to a faster way to develop, deploy, and manage applications, they also have access to a full suite of middleware and mobility services. In addition, Red Hat Cloud Suite for Applications also supports a broad range of certified hardware, servers and third-party plugins, bringing users expanded choices for their cloud stack.


Red Hat Cloud Suite for Applications is available via an Early Access Program. General availability for Red Hat Cloud Suite for Applications will be announced at a later date.

Supporting Quotes

Paul Cormier, president, Products and Technologies, Red Hat

“Combining these powerful cloud offerings addresses a significant customer need to reduce silos and enable more efficient OpenStack cloud deployments. While other companies can provide one or two of the building blocks for a cloud, Red Hat is the only vendor that can offer IaaS, PaaS and management in an open environment, backed by the strength of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the ability to leverage certified hardware of their choice.”

Gary Chen, research manager, Cloud and Virtualization System Software, IDC

“Open source is driving significant innovations in cloud computing. Today, we see increasing convergence between IaaS and PaaS. By bringing these open source solutions together, along with integrated management, Red Hat is enabling customers to take advantage of this cloud convergence with a fully open source, integrated stack offering.”

Jim Ganthier, VP and GM of Engineered Solutions and Cloud, Dell

“Cloud developers have often faced long lead times and cumbersome processes to host and run development environments on their infrastructure. Bringing Platform-as-a-Service and Infrastructure-as-a-Service together gives software developers and architects the benefits of both a scalable infrastructure and improved productivity. The delivery of an industry first, open source, integrated (IaaS and PaaS) application suite is one way that Dell and Red Hat are working together to provide customers with a simpler, faster, more cost effective path to a future ready hybrid cloud that meets their needs now and helps them prepare for the future.”

Anuj Bhalla, VP and Global Business Head – Products and System Integration Services, Wipro Limited

Wipro has long pioneered Open Source Adoption for its customers and offers Open Datacenter and Open Apps offerings to address customer needs to migrate to open source platforms and manage them. Wipro and Red Hat have strategically invested in creating reference architecture in the area of Hybrid Cloud and DevOps Automation. We see a clear need for addressing heterogeneous client infrastructure through a vertically integrated stack. Through Red Hat's robust offering, Red Hat Cloud Suite for Applications, we believe we will be able to continue working together to offer container-based DevOps solutions with OpenShift and scalable infrastructure using Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, enabling our customers as they build and manage a hybrid cloud."

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Release Summary

Red Hat Cloud Suite is the industry’s first fully open source, integrated IaaS and PaaS solution enabling customers to avoid cloud silos and select their best cloud model of choice.


Red Hat, Inc.
Anna Eusebio, +1 919-754-4519