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Run and manage applications anywhere

The flexibility to run your applications across environments—from bare metal to virtual machines (VMs), edge computing, private cloud, and public clouds—without having to rebuild applications, retrain people, or maintain disparate environments is the outcome of implementing an open hybrid cloud strategy.

What is an open hybrid cloud?

Open hybrid cloud is Red Hat's recommended strategy for architecting, developing, and operating a hybrid mix of applications, delivering a truly flexible cloud experience with the speed, stability, and scale required for digital business transformation.

Outcomes of an open hybrid cloud strategy


Stability in future-ready infrastructure

Choosing an operating system that provides consistency across environments is a strategic decision. With Red Hat Enterprise Linux, you can run new applications on a consistent foundation, maintain current or legacy systems, and enhance security by addressing vulnerabilities and mitigating threats.

Architect for any cloud

Red Hat OpenShift is an enterprise Kubernetes platform that is built on and includes Red Hat Enterprise Linux, a proven foundation for app infrastructure. Red Hat provides a single platform that can run on any infrastructure to give you consistency for development and operations across all clouds.


Develop innovative applications faster

Developers need the right tools to deliver innovative applications. Develop faster with a complete platform to build, test, deploy, and run applications. Red Hat OpenShift is an enterprise Kubernetes platform that extends Kubernetes to add the capabilities needed for full-stack app development.

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Self-service speed and flexibility

An application development platform like Red Hat OpenShift provides self-service access to not only developer tooling, but also application building blocks such as enterprise integration, language runtimes, data and storage services, and full CI/CD services for automating application delivery.

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Deliver automated IT infrastructure

Implementing organization-wide automation is strategic for both IT and the business. Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform standardizes automation across the organization by connecting users across any IT domain or infrastructure to streamline and provide governance for over a dozen use cases.

Adapt as IT evolves

The operating system is the foundation of your architecture. Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides consistency across environments and stability as things change in the future. Standardize on Red Hat Enterprise Linux across your IT infrastructure to improve security, ease operational burdens, and reduce costs.

Run applications on any infrastructure or cloud

With the foundation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the application platform capabilities of Red Hat OpenShift, sysadmins and operations teams can run and manage apps on any cloud or infrastructure. Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform lets you incorporate automation of components outside of Kubernetes.

Red Hat reliability on any cloud

Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud strategy is built on the technological foundation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux®, Red Hat OpenShift®, and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform.

This strategy gives developers a common application environment to develop, orchestrate, and run their applications, while giving sysadmins and operations teams a common operating environment to manage their infrastructure. With this consistency across environments you can deliver automated IT infrastructure.

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