Red Hat introduces QuickStart Cloud Installer to help speed private cloud deployments



Red Hat introduced Wednesday QuickStart Cloud Installer as part of Red Hat Cloud Suite, its pre-integrated set of cloud technologies. 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, users can access a fully functional private cloud environment with pre-defined default configurations within mere hours as shown by Red Hat testing.

Currently available for users with entitlements to Red Hat Cloud Suite or Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, QuickStart Cloud Installer has been designed to cut time spent on installation and post configuration (to less than four hours in most deployment scenarios) and require only minimal documentation proficiency from users, helping to further simplify the workflow for deploying fully integrated cloud services and application development platforms.

It offers 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.

It automatically registers deployed products with the Red Hat Satellite server for rolling product updates; and 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. It performs verification and validation of configuration including auto-generating a list of minimum system requirements required for the deployment and integrates with the Red Hat Customer Portal for automated subscription management.

Red Hat Cloud Suite offers an integrated hybrid cloud solution with a container application platform, massively scalable infrastructure and unified management tools, all available individually or via a single solution.

This combination of technologies provides a modern cloud environment where application delivery teams can focus on development, testing, and deployments using modern cloud and container-based solutions, while maintaining control and visibility.

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