Red Hat has made generally available Red Hat CloudForms, an open hybrid cloud management platform designed to allow enterprises to create and manage infrastructure-as-a-service hybrid clouds with the ability to make self-service computing resources available to users in a managed, governed and secure way.

“The role of enterprise IT is evolving,” Rachel Chalmers, vice president of research, Infrastructure Management at 451 Research, a division of leading global analyst and data company The 451 Group, said in a statement. “There's no doubt that end users want to help themselves to cloud-like compute resources, but the IT department still needs to centralize deployment, management and integration.”

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