Red Hat Gives Users Greater Consistency and Management Across Hybrid Cloud

Red Hat Inc., a provider of open source solutions, is releasing a new iteration of Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus, introducing new features and capabilities that go beyond the base Kubernetes platform to encompass storage, management, and more.

This further extends Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus as a singular Kubernetes platform to span the breadth of enterprise IT scenarios, whether a traditional datacenter, distributed edge operations, or multiple public cloud environments.

Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus is engineered to provide a more consistent foundation for organizations to drive transformational IT standardization, according to the vendor.

The newest offering includes the necessary tools to simply build, protect, and manage applications throughout the software lifecycle and across Kubernetes clusters. These underlying technology updates include:

  • Red Hat OpenShift 4.11
  • Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes 2.6
  • Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation 4.11

Red Hat OpenShift 4.11, based on Kubernetes 1.24 and CRI-O 1.24 runtime interface, is designed to make it easier to consume enterprise Kubernetes however and wherever needed across the open hybrid cloud.

The latest version of Red Hat OpenShift enables organizations to install OpenShift directly from major public cloud marketplaces, including AWS marketplace and Azure marketplace. This provides even greater flexibility in how an enterprise chooses to run OpenShift and enables IT teams to better meet dynamic technology requirements.

New features and capabilities in Red Hat OpenShift 4.11 include:

  • Pod Security admission integration.
  • Installer provisioned infrastructure (IPI) support for Nutanix.
  • Additional architectures for sandboxed containers, including the ability to run sandboxed containers on AWS as well as on single node OpenShift.

Managing disparate workloads can frequently require additional oversight and governance. To help users better manage ever-growing container fleets at the edge, Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management 2.6, as part of Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus, adds new features aimed at improving availability in high latency, low bandwidth use cases.

Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management also offers new integrations with key tools, providing users with the flexibility to continue using existing workflows. Key integrations include:

  • Automatic fleet wide visibility of applications, including wider visibility on the application topology, displaying applications created straight through OpenShift.
  • Cluster management directly from Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, available as a technology preview, enables Ansible users to interact with Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management natively.
  • Integration with Kyverno PolicySet.

To help minimize data loss and business disruption in the event of a failure, Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation 4.11 includes OpenShift API for data protection.

The operator-based application programming interface (API) can be used to backup and restore applications and data specifics, natively or by using existing data protection applications across the hybrid cloud.

Additionally, Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation now provides multicluster monitoring capabilities via Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management. This allows for a single view of cluster data management health across multiple clusters and can help reduce operational costs by consolidating cluster management across environments through a single tool.

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