If a company wants to run Linux in the public cloud, and they’re not yet ready to go “fully native” in the cloud, they tend to run RHEL in both environments, Whitehurst detailed. Red Hat CFO Frank Calderoni then underlined this point: “The large customers that are…using the public cloud with us are also growing substantially their business on the private side, too.”
According to Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst), it’s really OpenShift, the company’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering, that promises a bright, developer-friendly future for Red Hat.
only Google surpasses Red Hat in Kubernetes code contributions, and Docker Inc. is the only company to contribute more code to the Docker container project.
Red Hat introduces the Quickstart Cloud Installer, the newest feature of Red Hat Cloud Suite designed to orchestrate and install all Red Hat Cloud Suite components from a single interface.
A single, web-based intuitive interface enables users to provision a fully functional cloud solution using any combination of the Red Hat Cloud Suite components, including:
- Red Hat CloudForms 4.1;
- Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.2 (OpenShift Enterprise 3.2);
- Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8;
- Red Hat Satellite 6.2; and
- Red Hat Virtualization 4.
“It’s like the iPhone App Store for enterprise,” Whitehurst says, meaning containers are as significant to enterprise app developers as the app store is to consumer app developers. “It makes it dramatically easier to develop technology. It literally can double the productivity of your development staff.”