This week at its Red Hat Summit event, Red Hat introduced an expanded set of capabilities to Red Hat Insights that simplify management of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).
Managing Linux across the hybrid cloud is complex, and it’s made even more so because of current macroeconomic conditions and the challenge of finding and retaining highly skilled DevOps and IT professionals, said Gunnar Hellekson, vice president and general manager, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat.
The enhanced Insights capabilities add a layer of abstraction to help reduce enterprise Linux complexity across the hybrid cloud and make RHEL management easier by lowering skill level requirements for managing Linux server estates, the company said.
Using a single UI, entry-level systems administrators and IT support teams can access Red Hat Insights’ predictive analytics to identify potential bugs, misconfigurations or security vulnerabilities and remediate them. Systems administrators of all skill levels can detect, assess and push fixes for potential problems without a deep understanding of Linux management systems like Red Hat Satellite Server and without having to interact with the command line, the company said.
These enhancements help organizations maintain services and systems even in uncertain macroeconomic times when hiring is constrained. Red Hat research also claimed that these enhanced capabilities enabled IT organizations to find IT issues up to 90% faster and remediate them nearly 66% faster across the hybrid cloud.
A Red Hat Insights image builder service also helps lower the skills level needed to manage Linux estates by enabling IT teams to build standardized, optimized operating system images, including the creation of their own ‘golden images’ that adhere to organization-specific needs for security and compliance. These images can be deployed across public clouds, hybrid clouds, data centers and the edge using the same console.
As the economic downturn continues, organizations are looking to do more with less and identify ways to make the most of the resources, talent and skillsets they already have. Red Hat is making the case for adding a layer of abstraction to allow less-highly-skilled IT and DevOps team members to contribute to managing Linux estates across hybrid, multi-cloud and edge deployments.
“The demands of managing Linux across the hybrid cloud are stretching the ability of resource-constrained IT departments to keep pace,” said Hellekson in a statement. “CIOs need to be able to extend existing skillsets and lower the skill barriers for overseeing Linux estates, which is exactly what the management capabilities of Red Hat Insights are designed to do.”