With OpenShift Enterprise 2.1, Red Hat is introducing consolidated log and metrics management, offering new versions of application programming languages, increasing application availability with a new concept of zones and regions, exposing a new plugin interface that will allow operations to better integrate existing policy orchestration into the PaaS platform, allowing new ways to integrate and work with large numbers of groups within corporate organisations, and releasing new intelligence into the platform around the automatic remedy of common application service issues. OpenShift's scalable and open source architecture enables faster developments with decreased delivery time for enterprise business applications that are fully integrated into data centre best practices.
Since its introduction in November 2012, OpenShift Enterprise has focused on delivering innovation through four product releases designed to meet expanding customer requirements for a Cloud-based application platform. OpenShift Enterprise 2.1 aims to drive PaaS innovation further through rapid feature introduction on a platform that provides a trusted and stable architecture that developers have come to expect from an enterprise-class PaaS.
OpenShift Enterprise 2.1 continues Red Hat's open enterprise PaaS leadership with several new features, including:
These additions to the OpenShift Enterprise platform provide organisations with an enterprise application platform, supporting the Red Hat JBoss Middleware solutions, all presented in an automated fashion backed with the natural elasticity of PaaS. Red Hat is applying its unique combination of skills and expertise in open source, enterprise middleware, and Cloud architectures to deliver key technologies to its users through an open hybrid Cloud portfolio of products.
OpenShift Enterprise is built on a proven stack of open-source Red Hat technologies, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, and OpenShift Origin - the upstream code that powers both OpenShift Enterprise and OpenShift Online. OpenShift reflects Red Hat's deep commitment to the developer experience, automating much of the provisioning and systems management of the application platform stack in a way that enables IT teams to more easily meet growing business demands for new application services.
OpenShift provides an on-demand, elastic, scalable and fully configured application development, testing and hosting environment for application developers so that they can focus on coding new services. OpenShift leverages the industry-proven security of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) subsystem, and the lightweight, Linux Container technology provided by OpenShift Gears. OpenShift offers an architecture that enables it to be a platform for more complex application services through continuous integration and delivery practices.
OpenShift Enterprise 2.1 is currently available for download for customers in North America, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe and select Asia and Latin America regions, including Australia, ASEAN, Japan, Argentina and Brazil, respectively.
Ashesh Badani, vice president and general manager, OpenShift, Red Hat, stated: "More and more enterprise adopters are evaluating PaaS, and they are looking for a proven solution that can drive agility, increase efficiency and integrate with their existing investments. OpenShift is designed to fill these needs. Its enterprise capabilities, bolstered by a growing community of developers, allow us to deliver a powerful Cloud application platform to meet developer demands, all based on a proven, open-source stack."
Brett Adam, senior vice president, Platform, CA Technologies, stated: "We chose OpenShift as the PaaS foundation for Cloud offerings thanks to its flexible, open source architecture, its minimal-overhead application programming model, and its excellent support for DevOps. Our teams are finding OpenShift to be enterprise-grade, scalable, stable, and productive."