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Red Hat updates its business process management suite

Red Hat is enhancing its business process management offering with the launch of Red Hat Process Automation Manager 7. The offering was formerly called Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite, which has now been renamed and made more focused on hybrid cloud.

Process Automation Manager is cloud-native platform used to build applications which can automate business processes and decisions.

The new version expands the BPM capabilities to Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. This will allow enterprises to develop, test and deploy intelligent cloud-based applications as containerized microservices spanning hybrid cloud environments.

The applications built using Process Automation Manager 7 will help companies to streamline, automate, measure and continuously improve the business operations, Red Hat said.

To help developers create rich and device independent user interfaces, there are new application development tools which will provide simplified and more spontaneous experience while building applications.

The dynamic and improvised workflows are very difficult to represent in a traditional process model. To make it easier, Red Hat has added new dynamic case capabilities, which will help customers to collaborate and easily manage unstructured processes.

Further, the Red Hat Process Automation Manager 7 operates better in the cases of fraud detection and investigation.

“Process automation technology materializes the benefits of Red Hat’s vision and strengths—open hybrid cloud, containers, DevOps, microservices—for the business. With Red Hat Process Automation Manager, business professionals can collaborate side-by-side with technical architects to optimize workflows, rapidly introduce new offerings, and drive operational efficiency in ways that delight customers and outmaneuver competitors in an increasingly digital world,” said Mike Piech, vice president and general manager, Middleware, Red Hat.

The open-source giant has added Red Hat Decision Manager to the existing portfolio of Process Automation Manager which comprises Business Process Management (BPM), Business Rules Management (BRM), and Complex Event Processing (CEP) technologies

Also read: Red Hat unveils Fuse 7 integrated with OpenShift and Fuse Online

It is now available to download for Red Hat Developer Community. Customers can update the Process Automation Manager through Red Hat Customer Portal.

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HPE advances OneView and OneSphere to simplify hybrid IT

With HPE OneView reaching one million licenses globally, HPE is simplifying the infrastructure management with advancements to OneView and OneSphere. The company aims to help businesses automate and streamline data center operations, gain insights faster across hybrid cloud and accelerate service delivery.

HPE OneView is an infrastructure automation engine that helps enterprises to deploy workloads faster and increase efficiency through workflow automation.

The new features in HPE OneView 4.1 will enable customers to automate virtual machine (VM) farm lifecycle management for VM clusters and offer cloud-based support.

It features integrations for Microsoft Azure Log Analytics and VMware vRealize Orchestrator, to enable faster deployment of workloads. HPE said that integration with Azure Log Analytics will provide a bridge between Microsoft cloud management services and HPE hardware infrastructure.

OneView for VMware vRealize Orchestrator will automate the complex IT tasks. It comes with a predefined set of HPE tasks and workflows that customers can use in vRealize Orchestrator.

Further, HPE stated that there are new reference configurations in OneView for Chef automation, and reference architecture for HPE Synergy with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. This expanded ecosystem will help customers to quickly compose infrastructure and workloads.

“As enterprise cloud adoption continues to mature, organizations are developing a comprehensive strategy for managing both on- and off-premises infrastructure,” said Ric Lewis, senior vice president and general manager, Software Defined and Cloud Group, HPE. “HPE OneView brings together all aspects of everyday lifecycle management across compute, storage and network resources into one place, giving companies the cloud performance they need to meet today’s rapidly evolving business needs.”

On the other hand, HPE OneSphere is an as-a-service hybrid cloud management solution used to simplify management of hybrid clouds. It is a platform for IT operations, business executives and developers to work together effectively.

With the updates, OneSphere now includes expanded support for Microsoft Azure public cloud and Kernal-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor. It will help enterprises to easily provision resources and get key insights in utilizations and costs of workloads usage in clouds.

Also read: Red Hat and HPE collaborate to accelerate container application delivery

OneSphere is now available, while OneView 4.1 is expected to be available by end of June 2018.

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Red Hat unveils Fuse 7 integrated with OpenShift and Fuse Online

Red Hat has introduced the latest version of its cloud-native integration solution: Red Hat Fuse 7, which was formerly called Red Hat JBoss Fuse.

Fuse 7 is a cloud-native distribution solution for developers to develop, deploy and scale integration capabilities. It has now been integrated with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform for better collaboration among diverse users.

Developers will get a unified solution to create, extend, and deploy containerized integration services across hybrid cloud environments. Fuse 7 integrated with OCP will enable greater productivity and manageability in private, public and hybrid clouds.

The new version of Fuse service comes with a new low-code integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) solution called Fuse Online. It will help integration experts, application developers and citizen integrators to build integration services independently.

Enterprises will get a single unified platform rather than having several pieces of technology for different user characteristics. It will enable maximum collaboration between developers and citizen integrators.

Fuse 7 provides an intuitive interface and customizable capabilities, allowing citizen integrators to deliver integration solution without waiting for developers to implement it.

“With Fuse 7, which includes Fuse Online, we are continuing to enhance and evolve the platform to meet the changing needs of today’s businesses, building off of our strength in hybrid cloud and better serving both the technical and non-technical professionals involved in integration today,” said Mike Piech, vice president and general manager, Middleware, Red Hat.

The browser-based graphical interface that contains over 200 pre-defined connectors and components, will help enterprises and developers to rapidly integrate applications and services.

Red Hat said that the pre-defined components are based on Apache Camel and consist over 50 new connectors for big data, cloud services, and SaaS endpoints. These will help organizations to adapt and scale for legacy systems, APIs, IoT devices and cloud-native applications.

Also read: Red Hat and Juniper expand partnership to simplify management of hybrid and multi-cloud environments

Customers can deploy Red Hat Fuse 7 alongside Red Hat 3scale API Management to easily integrate systems across hybrid cloud environments.

Red Hat Fuse 7 is now available for customers through Red Hat Customer Portal.

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Red Hat and Juniper expand partnership to simplify management of hybrid and multi-cloud environments

Red Hat has expanded its partnership with Juniper Networks to provide a unified solution that can make the management of hybrid and multi-cloud environments easier for enterprises.

At the OpenStack Summit 2018, Red Hat announced that it will integrate Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and Red Hat OpenStack Platform with Juniper Contrail Enterprise Multicloud.

“The transition to the cloud is increasingly complex, but having a unified, automated platform can deliver a more seamless process with greater visibility. We are thrilled to deepen our relationship with Red Hat so that together we can provide an open and unified solution designed to allow enterprises to simply and more securely manage their applications and services across any and all kinds of environments.” – Bikash Koley, Chief Technology Officer, Juniper Networks

Red Hat OpenStack Platform is a highly scalable infrastructure as a service (IaaS) platform that makes the adoption of hybrid cloud and digital transformation initiatives easier. The open source software giant recently announced the latest version of OpenStack Platform.

On the other hand, the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform gives enterprises full control over their Kubernetes environments to build and run applications on-premises and in public cloud. Whereas, the Juniper Contrail Enterprise Multicloud is a multi-cloud ready networking, security, orchestration and monitoring platform.

The integrated solution will help enterprises and IT teams to manage and run applications and services on virtual machines (VMs), containers, and cloud environments.

Red Hat and Juniper said that the new solution can help IT teams to manage connectivity, security, and visibility from a single platform. It will also help enterprises to avoid the vendor lock-ins for multi-cloud environments.

“Modern IT often requires open solutions designed to meet the requirements of today and well into the future. While proprietary cloud infrastructure and networking solutions served their purpose, they were not built with the flexibility open source can deliver for a hybrid cloud world to help meet customer needs for platforms that can speed agility and take advantage of new innovations,” said Lars Herrmann, general manager, Portfolio Programs and Strategy, Red Hat.

Also read: Red Hat links datacenters and edge deployments with new HCI solution

“When I talk to customers, I have found the frustration of having chosen a proprietary solution that has limited their abilities in these areas and has locked them in is real. An open source solution that combines the power of containers and a scalable hybrid cloud infrastructure solution with consistent networking can address this. We’re excited to collaborate with Juniper to enable this for customers,” added Herrmann.

In November last year, the companies collaborated to integrate the Red Hat OpenStack platform and Red Hat Ceph Storage with the Juniper Contrail Cloud platform. The collaboration was aimed at providing carriers an easy method of delivery IoT, business and mobile service in the cloud.

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Red Hat and HPE collaborate to accelerate container application delivery

Red Hat and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) are joining forces to make it easier for enterprises to bring containers into production.

Although, the containerized applications can be easily deployed in development and testing environments, but enterprise-grade containers are difficult to deploy in production. They need container scalability, additional security, persistent storage and manageability to deploy containers in production.

To fulfil all these necessities, Red Hat and HPE are pairing their technologies. The companies will optimize Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (RHOCP) on HPE Synergy and other HPE platforms.

“Deploying large-scale container environments to the enterprise data center is not simple,” said Neil MacDonald, vice president & general manager, HPE Blade System. “Through our long-standing collaboration with Red Hat, we’re aiming to accelerate the adoption and deployment of the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform with HPE solutions from proof of concept to large scale deployment. Customers of both companies can now modernize their platform leveraging each of our services, support, and validated Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform technology stacks on HPE Synergy and HPE Nimble and 3PAR storage arrays.”

OpenShift Container Platform is used to manage container deployments for widely adopted standards including Kubernetes and Linux containers. On the other hand, HPE Synergy is a composable infrastructure that integrates storage, compute, and network equipment.

HPE will help customers to migrate to OpenShift Container Platform with containerization services through HPE Pointnext. A new reference architecture will also be created to deploy scalable container platforms from development to operations through a validated design of RHOCP on HPE Synergy with 3PAR and HPE Nimble Storage.

“DevOps and agile application development are helping customers to deliver on the promise of digital transformation with accelerated application development and microservices architectures,” said Ashesh Badani, vice president and general manager, OpenShift, Red Hat. “Together, Red Hat and HPE aim to deliver a container-based solution that enables customers to not only build new cloud-native apps and microservices, but also to modernize legacy applications.”

Also read: Latest Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 release eyes hybrid cloud

The joint solution will also provide a complete set of Ansible playbooks for automated deployment of HPE Synergy with RHOCP. It is expected to be available in September 2018.