Red Hat announces new cloud computing services

Red Hat Cloud Foundations assists with the immediate creation, configuration and deployment of private clouds, along with providing consulting services and training classes.

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Red Hat delves deeper into the cloud
At the Red Hat Summit 2010, the open source leader announced several new cloud computing services designed for CIOs.

First on the list is Red Hat Cloud Foundations, an "offering family" with a focus on planning, building and managing private and public clouds. Its basically KVM and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager (RHEV-M) with a bunch of prebaked solutions added on.

Generously, Red Hat will consult with your enterprise on "turnkey assessment, implementation and operational management of a private cloud" at a standard rate if going it alone seems daunting. It also will offer an implementation guide and reference architecture with a step-by-step guide to private cloud creation and configuration.

The company is also expanding its Certified Cloud Provider Program and presenting a Platform as a Service (PaaS) roadmap for interested enterprises.

CentriLogic has its hand in the Cookie Jar
Cookie Jar Entertainment, a leading creator of "animated and live-action programming," is the first customer to go live on CentriLogic's U.S. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering.

CentriLogic is a Canadian company, and it has only recently made the plunge into cloud services based in America.

AMD presents a new cloud CPU
AMD announced at the Structure 2010 conference that its new AMD Opteron 4000 Series server platform will meet cloud computing requirements.

The Opteron 4000 Series is the latest in a series of cloud CPUs, as the ones everyone already uses are clearly not capable of providing cloud computing services… which all began with the notion of using existing commodity hardware instead of fancy-pants specialized hardware.

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