Red Hat Ships Updated PaaS Offering

Open source solutions provider Red Hat has announced the general availability of OpenShift Enterprise 2.1, the next generation of its on-premise Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering. Enhancements in OpenShift Enterprise 2.1 will enable DevOps practices, the vendor said. 

"More and more enterprise adopters are evaluating PaaS, and they are looking for a solution that can drive agility, increase efficiency and integrate with their existing investments,” said Ashesh Badani, vice president and general manager of Red Hat's OpenShift. “OpenShift is designed to fill these needs. Its enterprise capabilities, bolstered by a growing community of developers, allow us to deliver a powerful cloud application platform to meet developer demands.”

New features within OpenShift Enterprise 2.1 include updated MySQL 5.5, Python 3.3, PHP 5.4, and MongoDB 2.4 cartridges with OpenShift Enterprise entitlement that enables OpenShift to offer security and bug fixes including technical support for both the platform and the content it provides.

The new platform also includes a plug-in interface that enables OpenShift to integrate with complex decision automation policies a data center might need to follow due to regulatory, ITIL, or change management facilities.

OpenShift Enterprise is built on a stack of open source Red Hat technologies, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, and OpenShift Origin (the upstream code that powers both OpenShift Enterprise and OpenShift Online).

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