Red Hat presents new version of OpenShift Online cloud platform

Red Hat for business technologyRed Hat has introduced Red Hat OpenShift Online, the industry’s first open source, container-native, multi-tenant cloud platform.

Red Hat OpenShift Online gives developers the ability to quickly build, deploy and scale cloud-native applications in a public cloud environment.

IT market research agency IDC says Cloud-native application development is the key for digital transformation.

“Red Hat OpenShift’s support for Docker and Kubernetes, in conjunction with its ability to support polyglot languages, databases and application development frameworks, promises to empower organizations to develop applications marked by the relative absence of vendor lock-in and indigenous portability across infrastructures,” said Al Gillen, group vice president, Software Development and Open Source, IDC.

Red Hat has hosted more than 3 million applications built by developers, startups, educational institutions, ISVs and enterprise organizations — since OpenShift Online’s launch in 2011.

The new version of OpenShift Online enables developers to build cloud-native apps on a cloud-based container platform without worry about the complexity of provisioning, managing and scaling applications as demands change.

OpenShift supports multiple languages, including Java, Node.js, .NET, Ruby, Python, PHP and more. It offers optimized workflows to help configure and deploy applications on any given framework, such as Spring Boot, Eclipse Vert.x, Node.js and Red Hat JBoss Middleware, helping developers start their project easier and start coding faster.

There are two packages from Red Hat. The open source company is offering a free OpenShift Online that includes 1GB of memory and 1GB storage for unrestricted use to IT developers and others.

The cost for paid service is $25 per month per gigabyte of memory or storage. The Pro is available for purchase in nearly 200 countries. OpenShift Pro also includes free Basic Support for a limited period of time.

“Red Hat OpenShift Online enables organizations to accelerate the path to production for their container-based applications by giving developers the ability to quickly begin new development projects and easily bring them into production in the enterprise,” said Ashesh Badani, vice president and general manager, OpenShift, Red Hat.