Red Hat Delivers OpenShift Online PaaS, Expands Ecosystem
Red Hat delivered OpenShift Online, its public platform-as-a-service (PaaS) cloud offering, and expanded the OpenShift ecosystem.Red Hat has announced the availability of OpenShift Online, its public platform-as-a-service (PaaS) cloud offering, beginning June 11. The company also announced an expansion of its ecosystem for OpenShift. Since its debut in developer preview in 2011, more than 1 million applications have been created on OpenShift Online. This new offering gives Red Hat a full family of open PaaS solutions: OpenShift Origin, the open source PaaS project; OpenShift Online, a commercial public PaaS offering; and OpenShift Enterprise, an on-premise private PaaS product. Red Hat announced OpenShift Online in conjunction with its Red Hat Summit, which runs June 11-14 in Boston. OpenShift Online enables developers to quickly build, launch and host applications in the public cloud. The elastic, multi-language, PaaS architecture of OpenShift Online automates the provisioning, management and scaling of applications so developers can focus on writing the code. As a polyglot PaaS, OpenShift's support for multiple languages, including Java, Ruby, PHP, Python, Node.js, and Perl, allows for a low barrier to entry, Red Hat said. "As PaaS matures, enterprise developers want world-class support so they can focus less on system administration and more on coding," said Ashesh Badani, general manager of cloud and OpenShift at Red Hat, in a statement. "Our new OpenShift Online brings enterprise-grade services to public PaaS and gives Red Hat the industry's most complete PaaS portfolio."
OpenShift Online is based on the OpenShift Origin open-source project and leverages Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the SELinux subsystem for a secure, multi-tenant architecture. Users and ISV partners can also take advantage of third-party extensions or build their own through OpenShift's extensible, pluggable cartridge framework.