Cloud9 IDE integrates Red Hat OpenShift Online

By utilising the Red Hat solution, Cloud9 IDE is able to deliver better flexibility and ease-of-use to developers

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Cloud9 IDE integrates Red Hat OpenShift Online Open source solutions provider Red Hat, has announced that Cloud9 IDE has built its online development environment with Red Hat’s OpenShift Online hosted Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  February 4, 2013

Open source solutions provider Red Hat, has announced that Cloud9 IDE has built its online development environment with Red Hat's OpenShift Online hosted Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution. By integrating OpenShift Online into its original online development environment, Cloud9 IDE is able to deliver more flexibility, security and ease of use to developers.

"Once we really understood what OpenShift was capable of from a technical point of view, we realised we could integrate it to support a better workflow for our users to easily build apps. The combination of Red Hat's leadership in PaaS and our capabilities at Cloud9 IDE offer developers an easy, flexible and efficient way to build and deploy applications. Our platform wouldn't be where it is today without OpenShift Online," said Ruben Daniels, CEO and founder, Cloud9 IDE.

Cloud9 IDE is an online development environment for Javascript and Node.js applications as well as HTML, CSS, PHP, Java, Ruby and 23 other languages. It is designed for developers looking for a modern and secure IDE that strives to work efficiently by having their code accessible online from anywhere via Cloud9 IDE workspaces.

One of the many reasons Cloud9 IDE selected OpenShift Online was for the security provided through the PaaS solution's inclusion of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. By leveraging OpenShift Online containers, Cloud9 IDE workspaces provide developers with a single online place to store, run and configure their files, all while offering a full terminal and full shell access into the container. While inside a workspace, a user can access Cloud9 IDE and complete the same functions that can be done on a desktop or laptop machine. In addition to security, the switch to OpenShift Online is designed to provide a cost-efficiency benefit as it offers a multi-tenant model where multiple workspaces run on the same virtual machine.

"We are excited to collaborate with Cloud9 IDE so more users and developers can experience the full range of programming languages and runtime ecosystems OpenShift has to offer, along with the inherent flexibility and ease of use of the platform. We look forward to continuing to enable more developers to easily utilize PaaS platforms like OpenShift Online for their applications," said Ashesh Badani, general manager, Cloud Business Unit and OpenShift, Red Hat

The combination of Cloud9 IDE and OpenShift Online also allows users to run executables, including binary models, Node.js support, Ruby, PHP and C++ applications. This flexibility has allowed many to benefit from using Cloud9 IDE in their infrastructure, including startups, independent software vendors and freelance developers. Working with a variety of users has allowed Cloud9 IDE to explore the next phase of offerings within a private cloud.

 

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