Red Hat Offers Turnkey Cloud Installation Toolset

by Ostatic Staff - Oct. 12, 2016

When it comes to deploying a cloud computing solution, one of the biggest hurdles is installation. With that in mind, Red Hat recently introduced its QuickStart Cloud Installer. The new installer comes on the heels of Red Hat's OpenStack Platform 9 release, which became generally available only a few weeks ago.

With the web-based, graphical QuickStart Cloud Installer, users can orchestrate the installation of Red Hat Cloud Suite components from a single interface. As a result, Red Hat claims, users can access a fully functional private cloud environment with pre-defined default configurations within hours.

If you're unfamiliar with Red Hat Cloud Suite, it offers an integrated hybrid cloud solution with a container application platform.

QuickStart Cloud Installer is designed to cut time spent on installation and post configuration (to less than four hours in most deployment scenarios, according to Red Hat) and require only minimal documentation proficiency from users. It launches with capabilities including:

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.

Integrates with Red Hat Storage (Ceph or Gluster), using the software-defined storage configurations for Red Hat Virtualization, Red Hat OpenStack Platform or OpenShift Container Platform deployments.

Performs verification and validation of configuration including auto-generating a list of minimum system requirements required for the deployment

ntegrates with the Red Hat Customer Portal for automated subscription management.

 The QuickStart Cloud Installer is currently available.

Lars Herrmann, general manager of the Integrated Solutions Business Unit at Red Hat, said:

“With cloud solutions, customers are seeking scalability and speed to build flexible cloud applications while retaining control. Red Hat Cloud Suite offers an integrated open source solution to help users modernize their infrastructures to more quickly build and deliver cloud services and develop cloud-native applications using unified management tools and workflows. I’m excited about QuickStart Cloud Installer being added to Red Hat Cloud Suite today and how it can help our customers to simplify and speed up their cloud initiatives.”