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Red Hat Insights Brings Predictive Analytics to Containers, OpenStack and Virtualized Infrastructure

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Red Hat Insights Brings Predictive Analytics to Containers, OpenStack and Virtualized Infrastructure
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Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today unveiled the next generation of Red Hat Insights, delivering actionable intelligence across Red Hat environments. New improvements include risk assessment and remediation planning capabilities for virtualization hosts, containers, and OpenStack-based private clouds.

“Red Hat Insights’ base in Red Hat’s technical knowledge and expertise made it a natural addition to our deployment to give us analytics about our environment in a single view, and combining our internal integration process with Satellite 6 allowed us to drop processing time from a full day to about five minutes. Red Hat Insights has allowed us to manage systems for various government entities in one space, and we look forward to making the most of Red Hat’s management portfolio within our systems in the future.”

Steven ZinckTechnical Architect, Government of Nova Scotia

As existing workloads evolve and new deployments grow in size and complexity, risk management is a key challenge and a necessity for enterprise IT. Red Hat Insights provides highly scalable, prescriptive analytics across users’ hybrid IT infrastructure. Based on Red Hat’s expertise, Red Hat Insights is delivered as a Software-as-a-Service offering and generates tailored remediation steps that can be fully automated. Users can manage and monitor their infrastructure, and when using Red Hat Satellite and Red Hat CloudForms integrated versions, take actions directly at the point of insight.

The newest additions and enhancements to Red Hat Insights include:

  • Container workload analysis: Red Hat Insights now offers workload analysis for containers, giving operations the visibility they need to more safely adopt containers. While other tools focus on the environment hosting containers, Red Hat Insights identifies risks on different levels of users’ infrastructure, including: service configuration within an image, tuning and configuration of container storage for optimal performance, and filesystem monitoring to help ensure registry functionality. Insights actions are tailored to the specific image or container, making it more simple to respond to risks.
  • Actionable intelligence for OpenStack private clouds and KVM virtualized environments: Operating at both the infrastructure and guest level, Red Hat Insights now offers real-time, full-stack analysis of OpenStack-based private clouds and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization environments. With this update, Red Hat Insights extends its analysis to multiple OpenStack nodes, enabling continuous private cloud infrastructure assessment including both Red Hat OpenStack Platform guests and the OpenStack infrastructure. And, Red Hat Insights also provides analytics at the virtualization host level, offering proactive analysis of a user’s entire virtual datacenter.
  • Insights Action Planner: This new feature on the Insights Dashboard enables teams to identify and assign remediation tasks individually or in groups. IT organizations can more easily document the remediation process and move from intelligence to action, while remaining compliant with change management policies defined by operations teams. Customers can create their own custom remediation plans as well as utilize Insights recommended plans, tailored to their specific infrastructure and risks.
  • Insights Early Access mode: A new opt-in modality gives users visibility into upcoming new features, allowing users to test out functionality, give feedback, and help shape the evolution of Red Hat Insights. Users can switch between modes, enabling them to test out new innovations without disrupting their existing Insights deployment.

Supporting Quotes

Joe Fitzgerald, vice president, Management, Red Hat

“We are seeing cloud-based service deployments continuing to grow in scale and complexity, as well as increasing adoption of container based-services. This can put pressure on IT organizations to rapidly evolve their operational capabilities. We have expanded the depth and breadth of analytics in Red Hat Insights to support these new environments and services to enable them to reach their business goals. With this latest version of Red Hat Insights, we extend cloud management capabilities to containers and OpenStack based private clouds.”

Steven Zinck, Technical Architect, Government of Nova Scotia

“Red Hat Insights’ base in Red Hat’s technical knowledge and expertise made it a natural addition to our deployment to give us analytics about our environment in a single view, and combining our internal integration process with Satellite 6 allowed us to drop processing time from a full day to about five minutes. Red Hat Insights has allowed us to manage systems for various government entities in one space, and we look forward to making the most of Red Hat’s management portfolio within our systems in the future.”

Tim Erdel, Senior Director, Cerner Works technology improvement, Cerner

“As a global leader in health care information technology, greater security and infrastructure intelligence are main priorities for us. Red Hat Insights enable us to be alerted to potential vulnerabilities across our active systems and provide remediation more quickly. The technology helps us prioritize risk resolution in our infrastructure.

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