Red Hat unveils enterprise-ready PaaS product

Infotech Lead India: Red Hat has introduced OpenShift Enterprise, an enterprise-ready PaaS product designed to be installed on-premise within customer datacenters or private, public or hybrid clouds.

The new product is in line with its Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) strategy.

The product enables customers to standardize developer workflows, facilitating increased IT service delivery velocity that can better support business demands.

“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,” said Ashesh Badani, general manager, Cloud Business Unit and OpenShift, Red Hat.

OpenShift Enterprise provides 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 benefits from the consistent innovation and contributions driven by the open source Origin project community focused on OpenShift.

OpenShift Enterprise is available today with support from Red Hat. The product is initially offered in
North America, the UnitedKingdom and Continental Europe.

According to IDC, 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.

Stephen D. Hendrick, group vice president of application development and deployment research, IDC, said: “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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