Red Hat introduced two new cloud products – CloudForms and OpenShift -- at its annual summit Wednesday.
CloudForms, which is based upon the company-sponsored DeltaCloud project that is now part of Apache-- offer sophisticated resource management, application deployment services and Infrastructure-as a Service offerings that help IT adminstrators implement private and hybrid clouds.
What differentiates the new Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offerings from competitors such as Amazon, Eucalyptus and RackSpace, is openness and portability, Red Hat said. That is, both products run on any virtualization hypervisor, virtualization clusters or any public cloud provider. CloudForms will run on top of OpenStack, Red Hat noted.