Innovative companies are investing in new practices and technologies to transform the way they transfer value to the customer: this is a critical investment area at this time of change and the cloud has a crucial role to play.

Offering cloud strategies faster leaves more time for companies to focus on innovation, value and differentiation while maintaining financial efficiency.

Despite the fact that the transition to a single public cloud offers several benefits, notes Craig Muzilla, Senior Vice President, Core Products and Cloud Services Business Group of Red Hat, the reality is that for some workloads this type of choice does not

As a result, a large part of modern IT environments are intrinsically hybrid, consisting of on-premise applications, and in private and public clouds.

Some highly optimized or sensitive workloads can continue to reside on coffin metal and virtual environments.

As companies move to the public cloud, they may select different ones to benefit from specific features or to optimize vendors.

Remember Muzilla that 70% of the azoende already have multicloud environments according to IDC and 64% of the applications in a typical IT portfolio are in the cloud environment, whether public or private.

For this reason, many businesses are trying to embrace hybrid cloud strategies to optimize digital transformation.

But to succeed with the hybrid cloud, Muzilla explains, operational coherence is crucial and the key to this consistency lies in the platform.

Hybrid and multicloud users must be able to switch from private and multiple public cloud environments in security and portability. In Red Hat we believe that the technology platforms to do so are Linux, Linux container and Kubernetes.

The trip starts from Linux

Muzilla says that the hybrid cloud journey begins with Linux: nine of the top ten public clouds run on Linux. But, above all, container platforms and Kubernetes are based on Linux. Linux is the heart of the cloud, and, boasts Muzilla, RHEL the main hybrid and multicloud operating system.

The choice of operating system in hybrid cloud environments is therefore crucial. The desire is that applications and activities such as management, compliance and security work in the same way on both environments.

Having a shared operating system in the different hybrid cloud environments ensures consistency and application portability, ensuring that they behave in the same way, can be managed with the same tools and processes, and offer the same benefits regardless of whether they are implemented on

Note Muzilla that many Linux companies use datacenters and applications to support their mission-critical workloads.

Whether the first step is to migration a workload from the “on-premises” to the public cloud or create a private cloud environment , users must consider the operating system in which that workload will operate.

Many want to take an existing workload and move it to the cloud, where they want to be sure that they can handle it in the same way regardless of where they implement the application.

With a stable base for managing applications in a hybrid cloud that embraces on-premise and public cloud environments running on RHEL, you can proceed: the implementation of cloud-native applications with Linux container and Kubernetes

Step two: OpenShift

OpenShift, explains Muzilla, is the second logical step in the journey to the cloud, because it provides the DevOps operating platform to orchestrate native and traditional cloud applications in private and public cloud environments.

OpenShift orchestrates Linux container images in different environments, thus making available a DevOps environment for the development and implementation of microservice-based applications. Since the operating system is Linux, OpenShift inherits the benefits of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, including security features, third-party hardware and cloud certifications, stability and lifecycle management.

OpenShift offers a layer of abstraction that allows you to implement a hybrid cloud that integrates multiple public and private clouds to create a single virtual cloud. These portability and portability make it easier to move workloads and specific microservices to other OpenShift clusters.

OpenShift 4 release brings cloud management to another level. The new version, which includes Operators • Operational knowledge to manage and maintain an encrypted application as software • allows you to administer, update and use the Containerized Features on OpenShift just like in the public cloud. Operators also allows you to integrate native services other cloud providers into the OpenShift multicloud environment.

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