Red Hat, Inc., a provider of open source solutions, today announced the next step in the delivery of its Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) strategy with the general availability of OpenShift Enterprise, an enterprise-ready PaaS product from Red Hat that is designed to be installed on-premise within customer datacenters or private, public or hybrid clouds. The product enables customers to streamline and standardize developer workflows, facilitating increased IT service delivery velocity that can better support business demands. This news fulfills Red Hat’s plans for an on-premise PaaS offering, first announced in May 2012, and establishes the industry’s first comprehensive, open on-premise PaaS for enterprises.
OpenShift Enterprise provides enterprise users with access to a cloud-based application platform, enhancing an enterprise’s ability to build the applications it needs and have them run in a cloud architecture. It automates much of the provisioning and systems management of the application platform stack in a way that enables the IT operations team to more easily meet growing business demands for new application services.
OpenShift Enterprise also 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 these new application services. With its unique Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) approach, OpenShift Enterprise also offers reliable security and multi-tenancy with the ability to subdivide the Node instances.
OpenShift Enterprise is built on a trusted stack of open source-based Red Hat technologies, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and OpenShift Origin, the basis for Red Hat’s existing online OpenShift PaaS service that has been available in a free beta since May 2011. With the inclusion of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6, OpenShift Enterprise becomes the only Java EE 6-certified on-premise PaaS available to enterprises today. OpenShift Enterprise also benefits from the consistent innovation and contributions driven by the open source Origin project community focused on OpenShift. As a polyglot, or multi-language, PaaS, OpenShift Enterprise supports Java, Ruby, Python, PHP and Perl and it includes a cartridge-based architecture to enable customers to include their own middleware services.
OpenShift Enterprise is available today with support from Red Hat. The product is initially offered in North America, the United Kingdom and Continental Europe, with plans for global availability in the future. The OpenShift PaaS online service remains available in developer preview via https://openshift.redhat.com.