Red Hat: ManageIQ Acquisition Podcast with Bryan Che – DABCC Radio Episode 164
In episode 164, Douglas Brown interviews Bryan Che, General Manager, Cloud Business Unit at Red Hat. Bryan and Douglas discuss Red Hat’s recent acquisition of virtualization / cloud management solution vendor ManageIQ. Bryan walks us through why they acquired ManageIQ, how it fits in to Red Hat existing portfolio, how it competes with the competition, and much more.
About Red Hat ManageIQ
As a member of the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Certified Partner program, ManageIQ works closely with Red Hat to provide customers with unified monitoring, management and automation solutions that are quick-to-deploy and easy-to-use, which reduce the cost and complexity of enterprise clouds. Organizations seeking to lower the cost of virtualization are adopting cost-effective solutions like RHEV and as a result face the complexities of managing multiple platforms. Evolving from single-vendor virtualized infrastructures to heterogeneous private and hybrid clouds requires tightly-integrated cross-platform management capabilities to ensure highly reliable, secure and elastic cloud services. ManageIQ’s Enterprise Virtualization Management Suite with its Adaptive Management Platform gives enterprises a single pane of glass management and automation solution that seamlessly integrates RHEV across datacenters and across hypervisor platforms.
The ManageIQ Enterprise Virtualization Manager solution for RHEV includes:
- Extensive management capabilities in RHEV environments with discovery, performance monitoring, configuration management, policy-based standards enforcement, role based-delegation, infrastructure automation and self-service provisioning.
- Federated management of large and distributed RHEV infrastructures from a single pane of glass enabling enterprises to rapidly scale out their RHEV deployments.
- Seamless hybrid cloud management and automation for enterprises running RHEV together with other platforms such as Microsoft and VMware.
- Optimized to run on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Certified.
About Bryan Che, General Manager, Cloud Business Unit, Red Hat
Bryan Che runs product management at Red Hat for its cloud operations offerings, management software, and Red Hat Enterprise MRG, Red Hat’s messaging, realtime, and grid platform. In this capacity, Che manages the product strategy and direction for a wide range of Red Hat’s products, from the realtime Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system to messaging middleware to cloud-oriented infrastructure and operations.
Prior to this position, Che was an integral member of the team with responsibilities for Red Hat’s middleware and developer offerings.