Preparing for Private Cloud and Hybrid IT with Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure

Organizations are increasingly moving to private or hybrid cloud architectures. They are following the
lead of cutting-edge Web companies that have built next-generation, scale-out infrastructures that are
inherently different from traditional datacenters. It’s important to note that change is happening not just
in the infrastructure but also across the entire stack, from middleware to applications as well as the
whole concept of how datacenters, IT, and people operate. A primary challenge in today’s enterprise is
how to adopt these new technologies and methodologies. Most organizations can’t start completely
anew because of the large investment required and, equally important, the continued reliance on
existing infrastructure and traditional applications — many of which have existed for several technology
generations. So while there will be pockets of completely new cloud computing platforms, there will
also be an evolution of existing assets