Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Red Hat Releases its Web-Scale Distributed Application Platform

Red Hat introduced its web-scale container application platform based on Docker format Linux containers, Kubernetes orchestration and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat said its goal is to enable organizations to easily deploy new microservices-based applications architectures, while also managing their existing applications across physical, virtual, private and public cloud environments. The newly-released Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 3 represents the next-generation of Red Hat's Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering.

The company said it is able to provide OpenShift users with access to the broadest ecosystem of packaged application components, combined with the security and trust delivered by Red Hat’s Container Certification Program. To orchestrate enterprise applications that typically span multiple containers and hosts, OpenShift Enterprise 3 also includes the Kubernetes container orchestration and management engine developed with Google.  Above this core container infrastructure platform, OpenShift adds a wide selection of tools for developers to create and collaborate on application projects, leveraging OpenShift web, command line, or integrated development environment interfaces.

In addition to the launch of OpenShift Enterprise 3, Red Hat is announcing the beta of OpenShift Dedicated, a new public cloud service based on the OpenShift 3 platform. This service builds on OpenShift Online, Red Hat’s hugely popular public PaaS offering, hosting more than two and a half million applications since its launch in November 2011. The new OpenShift Dedicated service enables businesses to quickly build, launch and host innovative applications in the public cloud by offering enterprises a dedicated instance of OpenShift in the public cloud managed completely by the OpenShift operations team.

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