Red Hat Goes All-In for Containers With 2 New Offerings
VIDEO: Paul Cormier, Red Hat EVP and president of products and technologies, discusses two new products announced today at the Red Hat Summit.BOSTON—Red Hat today announced a new version of its OpenShift platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering and the first release of the Red Hat Atomic Enterprise platform. Both products were announced at the Red Hat Summit here, and both have containers at the core as a means to enable and accelerate enterprise application deployment. In an exclusive video interview with eWEEK,Paul Cormier, Red Hat executive vice president and president of products and technologies, discusses what the two new products are all about and why his company is a leader of the Open Container Project (OCP), which was announced on June 22. "Last year we were talking about how containers were built; this year we're talking about how to bring containers to the enterprise," Cormier said. Red Hat's project Atomic is an effort first announced in April 2014 to build a minimized Linux host optimized for containers. Cormier explained that the new Red Hat Atomic Enterprise platform includes the ability to manage, orchestrate and deploy a whole server farm of Atomic hosts.
Another big piece of news from Red Hat is the release of OpenShift version 3. Red Hat has been talking about the new OpenShift PaaS since at least January when it discussed its plans to reinvent the platform as a Docker-based system.