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IT Optimization Recap and Beyond

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Virtualization is everywhere! Exactly what is it and how should you make use of it?

The "Virtualization and Infrastructure Migration Technical Overview" course will help you discover the benefits of open source virtualization, how to better manage your virtualization assets, and the best way to move traditional workloads from one virtualization provider to an open virtualization.

In this course, you will learn to:

  • Easily define infrastructure mappings.
  • Create migration plans to confidently balance your workloads.
  • Build migration plans to reduce your expenditure on virtualization.

It’s time to recap the Virtualization and Infrastructure Migration and see where it can take us beyond. First, we will check on Red Hat Virtualization. We have seen that it is reliable, production-ready virtualization platform, that is fully open source and it makes the most of all the open source that is required to make it run, from Red Hat Enterprise Linux and some of its capabilities, such as B2B to transform VMs, or KVM to run VMs, to PatternFly, which provides a fresh and nice interface that operators and users can make the best of by using it every day. So, it is fully-featured, it has all the features that you are going to need to go to production with it reliably. It is easy to integrate. You can integrate it in three steps with CloudForms and with many other tools. And it is very easy to manage.

But CloudForms, CloudForms is a manager of managers as we have said. It is a cloud management platform that manages VMware, that manages RHV, and that manages also Cloud, from Public to Private Cloud. It is very easy to deploy, very easy to maintain, very easy to scale, and very easy to manage. It handles all the infrastructure objects in one single place. 

So, you can have a better view on what’s going on in your IT environment. So, what we have done is connecting CloudForms to both vSphere and Red Hat Virtualization, and once it was ready, we configured it to have an Infrastructure Mapping to map the resources on point of departure to point of arrival. And then we created a Migration Plan to be able to move the VMs from vSphere to Red Hat Virtualization. And then we ended up with the status of Red Hat Virtualization holding the workloads that first were in vSphere. We could add to this mix Ansible, that can help further automate all the tasks that you want to do with the VMs and in the VMs and for operations and management. 

So, what’s next? You can see that this infrastructure migration solution will help you move the workloads and save budget to be able to invest in new technologies such as a private cloud if you need infrastructure as a service with a fully programmable interface and fully open source H2H, or if you want to go to new kind of workloads that are containerized workloads that could run on OpenShift using Kubernetes and containers. So, infrastructure migration opens the door to the cloud in your IT. So, this concludes the Technical Overview videos on Infrastructure Migration. I hope you enjoyed it and have a nice day.

About the Author
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Jeremy is a Content Lead Architect and DevOps SME here at Cloud Academy where he specializes in developing DevOps technical training documentation.

He has a strong background in software engineering, and has been coding with various languages, frameworks, and systems for the past 25+ years. In recent times, Jeremy has been focused on DevOps, Cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP), Security, Kubernetes, and Machine Learning.

Jeremy holds professional certifications for AWS, Azure, GCP, Terraform, Kubernetes (CKA, CKAD, CKS).