Red Hat: We explain everything about its cloud solutions

August 17, 2022

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More and more companies are opting for the use of open-source technologies due to the great flexibility and agility they bring to processes. By having the freedom to work with the code, they can adapt it to the needs of the company at the time, without having to depend on a software update or a license, for example. Red Hat has become one of the companies that offers the most open-source solutions in the technology industry.


The speed that open-source tools bring to companies is impressive. “A great advantage of open source is the ability to take the versions of the community, start, understand if they can solve your business problem and start generating value immediately,” they commented on the matter in an article on the Enterprisers Project portal.


In addition, the cost-effectiveness of open source is often more profitable than a proprietary or paid-licensed solution. Also, they are scalable: the solutions can start from small to large, scaling according to the needs and growth of the company.


First, we start by explaining what Red Hat is


Red Hat is a technology company specializing in providing open source solutions to businesses and organizations. These solutions "include hybrid cloud infrastructures, middleware, agile integration, cloud application development, and automation and management solutions", Red Hat explained on its website.


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The focus of this company is to be able to provide teams with flexible and solid solutions, facilitating work in different environments and platforms. In this way, Red Hat encourages businesses to work on innovation, improving both team workflows and the end-user experience with the platforms.


Today, more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies work with solutions from Red Hat, which has more than 100 locations in more than 40 countries. Since 2019, Red Hat has become part of IBM.


Red Hat hybrid cloud infrastructure: what benefit does it bring to companies


“Today at least 63% of IT leaders own a hybrid cloud infrastructure. 54% of those who do not own a hybrid cloud plan to do so within the next 24 months," they explained in the report titled "The State of Enterprise Open Source 2020".


Scalability and flexibility are the fundamental characteristics of the hybrid cloud, and it is what most attracts developers and teams. "Public or private clouds offer self-service capabilities to developers, in particular, the scalability and flexibility that operations teams need to manage applications at the pace of demand", Red Hat detailed in an article on its website.


By working with a hybrid cloud, we are adding “portability, orchestration, and management to workloads across two or more computing environments, typically a mix of private cloud (on-premises) and public cloud (off-premises)”, they detailed in Lucidchart.


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Benefits and Advantages of Red Hat Hybrid Cloud


  • Whether your team is working in the office or remotely, Red Hat Hybrid Cloud makes it easy to access data anytime, anywhere.
  • It's a cost-effective way to scale for businesses considering moving to the cloud. It allows to expand the infrastructure taking care of the budget.
  • Thanks to hybrid cloud solutions, companies can have greater control of their data and can scale their operations as the demand of their users grows.
  • Something very important and useful is that the hybrid cloud allows you to make backup copies in the cloud, which guarantees the continuity of the company's work in the event of an unforeseen event.


“Hybrid cloud is a function, not an end state. It does not mean having a percentage of the applications in a public cloud, another in a private cloud and another in computers without an operating system. It's about being able to move, adapt and adjust as you see fit and based on your needs,” said Stefanie Chiras, vice president and general manager, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Business Unit.


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Red Hat Cloud Services


Platform service


  • Microsoft Azure Red Hat OpenShift
  • Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated
  • Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS
  • Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud


Application services 


  • Red Hat OpenShift API Management
  • Red Hat OpenShift Connectors
  • Red Hat OpenShift Service Registry
  • Red Hat OpenShift Streams for Apache Kafka


Areas that can evolve in your company are hybrid cloud solutions from Red Hat




  • Optimize team operations, offering an automated IT infrastructure.
  • "Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides consistency so you can run your applications in any environment and stability so you can adapt to future changes," Red Hat explained on its website.
  • "System administrators and operations teams can run and manage the applications on any cloud or infrastructure," they added.




  • Your company's team will be able to develop applications faster, since they can design, test, deploy and run applications in the same cloud.
  • “Red Hat OpenShift is an application development platform that provides self-service access to developer tools and application building blocks such as business integration, language runtimes, storage and data services, and more. complete CI/CD services to automate application delivery”, they detailed in the same article mentioned above.




  • Red Hat offers a stable infrastructure, where you can maintain current or legacy systems, with best-in-class security parameters.
  • Red Hat offers a single platform that can run on any infrastructure, giving you consistent development and operations processes across all clouds.


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Advantages of Red Hat open source


One of the great advantages of working with open source solutions from Red Hat is that the developer community is huge. This has allowed Red Hat solutions to have a strong enough support that more and more companies adopt their tools.


“Through our unique development model, we start with a community-created open source software system and build each project to strengthen security, fix bugs, patch vulnerabilities, and add new features. We then contribute these improvements to each project so that the entire open source community can benefit,” the company said on its website.


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