Red Hat CloudForms Overview

Red Hat CloudForms is the #12 ranked solution in our list of top Cloud Management tools. It is most often compared to VMware vRealize Automation (vRA): Red Hat CloudForms vs VMware vRealize Automation (vRA)

What is Red Hat CloudForms?

Manage container, virtual, private, and public cloud infrastructures

Managing a complex, hybrid IT environment can require multiple management tools, redundant policy implementations, and extra staff to handle the operations. Red Hat® CloudForms simplifies IT, providing unified management and operations in a hybrid environment.

As your IT infrastructure progresses from traditional virtualization toward an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) model, CloudForms evolves, protecting your investments and providing consistent user experience and functionality.

Red Hat CloudForms Buyer's Guide

Download the Red Hat CloudForms Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: January 2021

Red Hat CloudForms Customers
Cox Automotive, Penn State, FICO, G-ABLE, Seneca College, ITandTEL, The Paris Lodron University of Salzburg (PLUS), MyRepublic, Macquarie, The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, CBTS, Network Data Solutions (NDS)
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Matjaž Godec
CoOwner & CTO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
Jan 15, 2021
Good optimization but is immature and integration is complicated

Pros and Cons

  • "The optimization of the solution is quite interesting."
  • "The solution is still quite immature."

What other advice do I have?

We're partners with Red Hat. I'm not sure of which version of the solution we are using. It's some aspect of version four. We use both hybrid and on-premises deployment models. On a scale from one to ten, I would rate the solution at a five.
Nitesh Jadhav
Principal Solutions Architect at Tech Mahindra Limited
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Mar 17, 2020
Good technical support, seamless integration with other open-source tools and very stable

Pros and Cons

  • "The stability of the solution is very good. We haven't had any issues with it."
  • "The complexity of the solution is a bit high in comparison to VMware."

What other advice do I have?

We're a Red Hat partner. I work as a Principal Solutions Architect. I'd advise other organizations that, before selecting a product, they must finalize their business department. They should only make a call on the solution if all of their requirements get fulfilled - including compliance. Various products have a level of support compliance that matches with Red Hat, but it's important to check. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten.
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Nitesh Jadhav
Principal Solutions Architect at Tech Mahindra Limited
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Mar 18, 2020
Mature, with good technical support but needs to be more user-friendly

Pros and Cons

  • "They are a very mature product."
  • "Because the solution needs to integrate with other products that surround it, there is a lot of configuration required, and this can be quite complex. It's not as easy as it is with, for example, VMware."

What other advice do I have?

I'd advise an organization considering implementing the solution to first, before selecting a product, finalize their business department. They should create a list of all of their requirements to ensure they get fulfilled. That needs to include compliance. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten. If they made it more user friendly and plug-and-play it would really help people adopt it faster.