Red Hat has taken yet another step to help enterprises adopt modern technologies and embrace digital transformation, with the introduction of Red Hat infrastructure migration solution.
Although the enterprises want to digitally transform their business, but the legacy virtualization solutions hold back the innovation and IT advancement. This limits the path to hybrid cloud which spans physical, virtual and cloud-based environments. The costs of maintaining the existing infrastructure act as another barrier.
The Red Hat infrastructure migration solution aims to help enterprises simplify their digital transformation initiatives. It will reduce the costs and accelerate innovation through cloud-native and container-based technologies.
Red Hat said that its new solution provides an enterprise-ready pathway to cloud-native application development through Kubernetes, Linux containers, automation and other open source technologies.
“Legacy virtualization infrastructure can serve as a stumbling block to, rather than a catalyst, for IT innovation. From licensing costs to closed vendor ecosystems, these silos can hold organizations back from evolving their operations to better meet customer demand,” said Joe Fernandes, vice president, Cloud Platforms Products at Red Hat.
“We’re providing a way for enterprises to leapfrog these legacy deployments and move to an open, flexible, enterprise platform, one that is designed for digital transformation and primed for the ecosystem of cloud-native development, Kubernetes, and automation.”
To migrate enterprises from legacy workloads to cloud-native platforms, Red Hat has designed a three-phase process. In first phase, Red Hat Consulting will engage with the organization in a Discovery Session to make them better understand the scope of migration. The company also recommends the customers to use Red Hat Virtualization, Red Hat OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for a more flexible open source virtualization platform.
In second phase, it will deploy a migration pilot using Red Hat’s hybrid cloud infrastructure and management tooling. The aim of this phase is to demonstrate typical approaches, establish initial migration capability, and define the requirements for a larger scale migration.
Third phase allows IT teams to start migration of workloads at scale. Red Hat Consulting will assist the IT teams with design and implementation to build and optimize full-production infrastructures. This will unify and better streamline operations across virtualization pools and navigate complex migration cases.
Furthermore, the company is working on new innovations to blur the lines between virtual machines and containers. Its new container-native virtualization to break the siloes that can sometimes stifle digital transformation practices. Based on KubeVirt community project, the container-native virtualization will allow developers to work with virtual machines the way they work Linux container-based applications.
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Red Hat infrastructure migration solution is now generally available.