How Red Hat Lays a Foundation for Hybrid Cloud

By Phil Thomas

Sep 13, 2022 11:00:00 AM

About 4 minutes

Hybrid cloud has staying power as a popular cloud model. Research and Markets predicted that between 2022 and 2027, the hybrid cloud market will grow by more than 20% annually. Today’s companies are embracing hybrid cloud because of its flexibility, scalability, and cost effectiveness.

Hybrid cloud’s combination of public and private cloud resources makes it appropriate for many use cases. With hybrid cloud, organizations can promote resilience through data protection and disaster recovery, as well as build cost-effective environments for application development and testing.

However, to take advantage of the versatility of hybrid cloud, businesses must first lay the proper foundation.

Red Hat solutions, especially Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Red Hat OpenShift, create a solid foundation for hybrid cloud by pairing an intelligent operating system with container orchestration.

Supporting a Hybrid Cloud Strategy

Part of laying the foundation for any technology is designing and supporting a strategy. You will get more from your hybrid cloud if you have figured out how to create a seamless experience across its combination of public and private cloud infrastructure.

Red Hat OpenShift builds a hybrid cloud strategy using a technological foundation of Linux, containers, and automation. By taking this approach, OpenShift gives users the flexibility to run applications anywhere they are needed, whether on-premises, in the public cloud, or at the edge of the network.

Through an open hybrid cloud strategy, Red Hat OpenShift software delivers a consistent and orchestrated experience across public and private cloud models and enables a seamless transition between hybrid and cloud-native environments.

What Is an Open Hybrid Cloud Strategy?

An open hybrid cloud strategy creates a connection between the public and private cloud resources in hybrid cloud, promoting consistency of user experience across multiple instances.

Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud strategy shares the attributes of open-source software, which include interoperability, workload portability, and flexibility. When you use an operating system and orchestration platform to abstract hardware and applications requirements, the applications can interact and run consistently in any environment without the need for recoding.

Keeping Hybrid Cloud Simple

Like OpenShift, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) allows companies to deploy and run applications in either the on-premises or public cloud environments provided by hybrid cloud. RHEL delivers the consistent operating foundation needed to create a cloud-like experience anywhere an application is running.

RHEL simplifies hybrid cloud by eliminating many of the challenges created by combining private and public clouds. RHEL can be used with any of the leading cloud solutions and offers many options for purchasing and managing the cloud.

With RHEL, users benefit from:

  • Frictionless management
  • Consistent deployment across hybrid cloud
  • Integration into the application development lifecycle

Creating a Modern Hybrid Cloud

Companies that use Red Hat solutions to lay the groundwork for a hybrid cloud strategy are taking a modern approach. Red Hat builds a foundation for today’s hybrid cloud by focusing on the portability of applications that run in the cloud rather than the interconnectedness of the cloud environments themselves.

Running Linux, developing cloud-native apps using containers, and using an orchestration platform, such as OpenShift, achieves this application portability and creates the hybrid cloud.

ProActive Solutions provides Red Hat as part of our open software offerings. Our Red Hat solutions include Enterprise Linux and OpenShift, along with Ansible and Satellite. We understand that Red Hat solutions can be the key to optimizing hybrid cloud and accelerating cloud-native application development, testing, and deployment.

Is your business prepared for hybrid cloud? Find out more about how Red Hat solutions can get you ready with a free consultation from ProActive.

Tags: containers, hybrid cloud foundation, Red Hat, Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, hybrid cloud strategy, orchestration