Red Hat launches new set of Linux containers

The company’s container portfolio covers a wide-range of application delivery needs.

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Red Hat launches new set of Linux containers Paul Cormier, president, Product and Technologies, Red Hat.
By  Alexander Sophoclis Pieri Published  June 29, 2016

Red Hat has recently launched a set of enterprise-grade Linux containers. The addition to Linux's portfolio offers a container platform that combines services including management, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Containers-as-a-Service (CaaS).

The containers also come equipped with a handful of technologies aimed at tackling emerging business needs. This includes the incorporation of hardened and reliable Linux container operations system via Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host.

Additionally, the units are shipped with Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat Gluster Storage, as well as unified container management via Red Hat CloudForms. The container-based solutions also supports key open standards such as the Open Container Initiative (OCI) container format and Kubernetes orchestration.

Paul Cormier, president, Product and Technologies, Red Hat, shared: "Regardless of hype, containers are Linux at their core, albeit packaged in a way that allows for portability across the hybrid cloud, from on-premise to multiple public clouds.

"Enterprise-grade applications require many things, however, and these requirements do not change in a container-centric world; only when orchestration, management and scale are more securely and reliably added can containers enter the enterprise mainstream."

"Red Hat's new container portfolio addresses needs across IT organizations - providing developers with tools to build cloud-native and containerized enterprise applications, enabling operations teams to manage new cloud-scale container infrastructure, and helping businesses to transform their datacentres to fully embrace the benefits of Linux containers," he adds.

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