With its two latest releases, Red Hat is making good on its previously stated plans to extend open source out of the data center and across the entire dev stack.
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8 and Red Hat Cloud Suite provide contrasting methodologies for building and delivering hybrid cloud apps on open source infrastructure. Cloud Suite, is an all-in-one package of Red Hat’s own cloud technologies. OpenStack Platform, meanwhile, adds value and ease of use with both Red Hat and third-party hardware.
Making the hard part easy
OpenStack’s complicated to deploy and maintain, so third-party vendors, Red Hat among them, tout ease of use and management as selling points. As Matt Asay pointed out, Red Hat’s mainstay is to simplify complex technology (like open source infrastructure apps) for enterprise settings.