Red Hat has unveiled a revamped Provisioning Module for its Red Hat Network which it promises will help enterprise customers deploy, configure and manage multiple new or existing systems.
The Module is designed to allow customers to manage the life cycles of Linux infrastructures.
It includes features such as operating system provisioning, configuration management, multi-state rollback, kickstart configuration tools, and RPM-based application provisioning.
"Red Hat has centralised and automated the process of system provisioning with one simple interface," said Paul Cormier, executive vice president of engineering at Red Hat.
"[This] provides systems management that addresses the complexity of an open source architecture, from the core platform through applications."
The open source firm explained that the Module will be included in every Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscription and is the entry-level offering for Red Hat Network.
Red Hat customer Telefonica Deutschland said that, after deploying the Module, it was able to manage its Linux systems with fewer resources.
"We are now able to provision new systems quickly and reconfigure on the fly," said Michael Kutzner, director of systems and applications at Telefonica Deutschland.
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