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Red Hat brings ‘Web scale’ to PaaS offering

OpenShift Enterprise 3 integrates latest container platforms to ‘accelerate’ application development

Red Hat brings ‘Web scale’ to PaaS offering
Badani: This release makes the platform… flexible [enough] for a micro-services architecture.

Red Hat this week announced the general availability of OpenShift Enterprise 3, its first enterprise-ready Web-scale container application platform to be based on Docker-format Linux containers, Kubernetes orchestration and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

OpenShift Enterprise 3, as Red Hat's platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering, is aimed at accelerated application development environments. The latest version delivers a container-based application platform based on Docker and powered by Red Hat Enterprise Linux, providing "a secure, efficient and portable way to develop, deploy and run application services", according to Red Hat.

For enterprise applications that run across multiple containers and hosts, OpenShift Enterprise 3 also includes Kubernetes, a ‘Web-scale', open-source container orchestration and management engine developed in collaboration with Google.

"As a leading contributor to both the Docker and Kubernetes open-source projects, Red Hat is not just adopting these technologies, but actively building them upstream in the community," Red Hat said in a statement.

"This release of OpenShift Enterprise 3 employs open-source containers and orchestration practices to change the developer experience and move the platform in the direction of what customers are asking for - a flexible platform for a micro-services architecture," said Ashesh Badani, vice president and general manager, OpenShift, Red Hat. "Our continued upstream work in the Docker and Kubernetes communities enables us to deliver the most updated technology platform for developers and operators, enabling them to remain competitive through quicker innovation."

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