In a previous post I outlined the common problems organizations face across both their traditional IT environments (sometimes called mode-1) and new emerging IT environments (sometimes called mode-2). These included:
- Accelerating the delivery of services in traditional IT Environments to satisfy customer demands
- Optimizing traditional IT environments to increase efficiency
- Creating new development and operations practices for Emerging IT environment to innovate faster
- Delivering public-cloud like infrastructure that is scalable and programmable
I’d like to show you a quick demonstration of how Red Hat is helping accelerate service delivery for traditional IT environments. Developers or line of business users request stacks daily to create new services or test functionality. Each of these requests results in lots of work being done by operations and security teams. From creating virtual machines, to installing application servers, and even securing the systems – these tasks take time away from valuable resources that could be doing something else (like building out the next generation platform for development and operations). There are many solutions that exist for automating the deployment of virtual machines or the applications inside of the virtual machines, but Red Hat is uniquely positioned to automate both of these. By leveraging Red Hat CloudForms in conjunction with Red Hat Satellite it is possible to create a re-usable description for your application that can be automatically deployed via self-service with governance and controls across a hybrid cloud infrastructure. In the demonstration below we show the self-service automated deployment of a wordpress application consisting of HAProxy, 2 WordPress application servers, and a MariaDB database across both VMware vSphere and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.
P.S. – If you are a Red Hatter or a Red Hat Partner this demonstration is available in the Red Hat Product Demo System under the name “Red Hat Cloud Suite Deployment Demo”.