Enterprise Linux vendor Red Hat has been building out its cloud strategy over the last several years. It's a strategy rooted in its core Linux server operating system as the base upon which virtualization and cloud technologies are built. The latest piece of the puzzle is being announced today with the general availability of CloudForms, which enables management and deployment of applications to multiple clouds.
At the heart of CloudForms are a number of open source projects that enable the multi-cloud access and control. The primary one is the Apache Deltacloud project that Red Hat began working on in 2009 as an abstraction layer for cloud management.