Red Hat Redefines Cloud-Native Management with Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes


 New federated cluster management offering eases security compliance with centralized policy enforcement across clusters and frees up IT departments with self-service cluster deployment that automatically delivers applications


UAE, Dubai 24 August 2020: Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes, the latest addition to Red Hat’s portfolio of IT management technologies designed for the hybrid cloud. Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes is designed to help organizations further extend and scale Red Hat OpenShift with enterprise-grade management capabilities.


Modern management for modern environments

Application modernization is among today’s top IT priorities, with Red Hat OpenShift providing a powerful, scalable platform for this transformation built on Kubernetes, the de facto standard for modern application infrastructure. But similar to how physical management tools and processes did not work for virtualized environments, tools designed for managing virtual machines are not suited for today’s cloud-native, containerized world. Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes addresses this need, further expanding what organizations can do with Red Hat OpenShift with the addition of next-generation management capabilities tailored for a cloud-native reality.


Red Hat designed Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes to provide organizations with tools to support containerized application deployments, whether an organization is just beginning to explore cloud-native computing or if they are running next-generation workloads in production. Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes meets organizations where they are on their containerization journey, helping with the immediate concerns of managing multiple clusters while providing future-ready capabilities such as policy enforcement and governance controls.


Kubernetes across the hybrid cloud, unified on a single control plane

Managing clusters across corporate datacenters and public cloud deployments frequently requires fragmented sets of tools tailored only for specific environments. Multiple management consoles, user interfaces, logins and more can create manual processes that are prone to human error, which in turn can lead to unnecessary downtime or put systems at risk of security or regulatory failures.


Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes helps to eliminate these barriers to cloud-native management across the hybrid cloud by providing a single view to manage your Kubernetes clusters—from Red Hat OpenShift deployed on premise and in public clouds, as well as clusters from public cloud providers like Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, IBM and Microsoft Azure. From the datacenter to the edge and beyond, Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes enables organizations to scale cloud-native applications from development to production across the hybrid cloud, all managed from a single point of control.


More consistent policy-based governance, risk and compliance

More than 2,000 customers around the globe and across industries already turn to Red Hat OpenShift to power their business applications. Red Hat OpenShift pairs the innovation of Kubernetes with Red Hat’s commitment to delivering hardened, enterprise-ready open source solutions. Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes builds on this commitment by delivering built-in policy driven automation for security, governance and multi-cluster and application lifecycle management for OpenShift deployments.


As organizations deploy clusters across multiple clouds and management complexity increases, security controls can become inconsistent across environments and verifying the compliance of software components adds to this challenge. Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes brings the capability to centrally set policies for the automatic configuration of managed components across the hybrid cloud, enabling IT operations teams to better maintain compliance with industry or regulatory standards. These policies can be enforced at scale with each new cluster, enabling rapid growth without greatly impacting an organization’s IT security footprint.


Lifecycle management redesigned for the cloud-native era

Traditional methods of application lifecycle management (ALM) can struggle to meet the rapidly-evolving needs of modern workloads. Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes brings open standards to ALM strategies, enabling IT organizations to integrate cloud-native applications and services into existing continuous integration/continuous development (CI/CD) pipelines.


Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes is now generally available.


Supporting Quotes

Carlos Enrique Caicedo Bastidas, Ph.D., associate professor at the School of Information Studies and director of the Center for Emerging Network Technologies, Syracuse University

“At Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies (iSchool), our Master’s Degree in Enterprise Data System program explores leading edge enterprise infrastructure automation and management techniques that IT professionals need in modern business settings. With our long standing relationship with Red Hat, its Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes further deepens students’ ability to learn and master the best practices and technologies critical to success in enterprise data infrastructure modernization initiatives. Red Hat OpenShift and Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes will also allow us to deliver a consistent and reliable platform for our Data Science labs and coursework, helping us maintain our leading information technology programs.”


Joe Fitzgerald, vice president, Management, Red Hat

“As customers scale Kubernetes environments across the hybrid cloud, advanced management capabilities become critical to the continued success of these cloud-native strategies. We see traditional management tools struggling to meet new demands around compliance, cluster lifecycle management and continuous deployment of cloud-native applications. Our experience and expertise with Kubernetes, starting with the project’s founding, paired with offering the industry’s most comprehensive enterprise Kubernetes platform in Red Hat OpenShift, makes Red Hat well-positioned to address the new management needs of the cloud-native era. Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes is engineered to do exactly that, focusing on managing the container-based applications that will comprise the future of enterprise software.”


Additional Resources


Connect with Red Hat


About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver reliable and high-performing Linux, hybrid cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. Red Hat helps customers integrate new and existing IT applications, develop cloud-native applications, standardize on our industry-leading operating system, and automate, secure, and manage complex environments. Award-winning support, training, and consulting services make Red Hat a trusted adviser to the Fortune 500. As a strategic partner to cloud providers, system integrators, application vendors, customers, and open source communities, Red Hat can help organizations prepare for the digital future.


Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company’s views as of the date of this press release and these views could change. However, while the Company or its parent International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.




Red Hat, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the Red Hat logo and OpenShift are trademarks or registered trademarks of Red Hat, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries. Linux® is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries.