Red Hat Offers Open On-Premise PaaS Product
Dec 04, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Red Hat, a provider of open source solutions, 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.
In a release, the Company said that 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, announced in May 2012, and establishes an open on-premise PaaS for enterprises.
Red Hat said that 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 meet 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 Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) approach, OpenShift Enterprise also offers security and multi-tenancy with the ability to subdivide the Node instances.
Ashesh Badani, general manager, Cloud Business Unit and OpenShift, Red Hat, said, "We're excited to offer our enterprise customers the only comprehensive, open on-premise PaaS offering ready for enterprise deployment today with OpenShift Enterprise. This product offers our customers further freedom and choice in the cloud with the backing of Red Hat's full stack and open source leadership. Developers are now able to choose among leading application development languages and tools for the job, and IT operations leaders can choose to deliver these application stacks to their enterprise on their choice of clouds in compliance with their security, governance and compliance requirements. This offering stands to revolutionize how enterprises use PaaS platforms."
Stephen D. Hendrick, group vice president of application development and deployment research, IDC, said, "The worldwide public PaaS market grew over 40 percent in 2011 as organizations continued to leverage the benefits of platform services to develop, deploy and manage applications of all types. Advanced PaaS products support multiple development patterns, high availability, high performance, automated provisioning, dynamic scalability and shared services delivered as public, private or hybrid clouds. OpenShift Enterprise brings Red Hat's advanced PaaS capabilities into the private datacenter where they are most needed and enables hybrid cloud computing with enhanced security, flexibility and consistency."
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