Looking to collaborate with another leading vendor to enhance its platform, Cloud9 IDE selected Red Hat for its OpenShift Online offering. One of the many reasons it selected OpenShift Online was for the inherent security provided through the PaaS solution's inclusion of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Today, by leveraging OpenShift Online containers, Cloud9 IDE workspaces provide developers with a single on-line place to store, run and configure their files, all while offering a full terminal and full shell access into the container. While inside a workspace, a user can access Cloud9 IDE and complete the same functions that can be done on a desktop or laptop machine. In addition to security, the switch to OpenShift Online provides a cost-efficiency benefit as it offers a multi-tenant model where multiple workspaces run on the same virtual machine.
The combination of Cloud9 IDE and OpenShift Online also allows users to run executables, including binary models, Node.js support, Ruby, PHP and C++ applications. This flexibility has allowed many to benefit from using Cloud9 IDE in their infrastructure, including start-ups, independent software vendors and freelance developers. Working with a variety of users has allowed Cloud9 IDE to explore the next phase of offerings within a private Cloud.
Ruben Daniels, CEO and founder, Cloud9 IDE, stated: "Once we really understood what OpenShift was capable of from a technical point of view, we realized we could integrate it to support a better work flow for our users to easily build apps. The combination of Red Hats leadership in PaaS and our capabilities at Cloud9 IDE offer developers an easy, flexible and efficient way to build and deploy applications. Our platform wouldn't be where it is today without OpenShift Online."
Ashesh Badani, general manager, Cloud Business Unit and OpenShift, Red Hat, stated: "We are excited to collaborate with Cloud9 IDE so more users and developers can experience the full range of programming languages and runtime ecosystems OpenShift has to offer, along with the inherent flexibility and ease of use of the platform. We look forward to continuing to enable more developers to easily utilize PaaS platforms like OpenShift Online for their applications."