Red Hat, dotCloud collaborate on PaaS

Partnership aims to drive the next evolution of OpenShift

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By Staff Writer Published  September 23, 2013

Open source mainstay Red Hat Inc and dotCloud - the company behind Docker, an open source project to pack, ship, and run applications as lightweight containers - today announced a technical collaboration based on next-generation Linux Containers technology to help drive the next evolution of OpenShift, Red Hat's Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering.

The collaboration between the OpenShift, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Docker teams aims to combine the capabilities of Docker with the "security and stability" of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Gears in OpenShift.

The OpenShift platform is built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and is said to provide "secure, scalable, Linux Container-based multi-tenancy via Red Hat Enterprise Linux Gears".

OpenShift offers support for various programming languages, frameworks, Red Hat JBoss Middleware, databases, and other services, and also enables customers, partners, and community members to integrate their own technology through OpenShift cartridges. These features combine to power the OpenShift Online public PaaS.

Docker is an open source engine that enables any application and its dependencies to be encapsulated as a lightweight container that will run in almost any Linux environment: bare metal, virtualised, public cloud, or private cloud. Docker's user space library and utilities tool chain uses both Linux Container enhancements found in the modern Linux kernel and aspects of the operating system such as the file system and namespace layers. Docker uses this foundation in the Linux kernel to provide lightweight runtime environments.

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