Announcing OpenShift Enterprise – an On-Premise Platform as a Service from Red Hat

Today, Red Hat announced OpenShift Enterprise, an on-premise platform as a service (PaaS) built on proven enterprise-class open source technologies. OpenShift Enterprise is a boon for IT organizations that have been unable to adopt public cloud solutions because of security, data privacy, compliance and/or governance concerns.

Why OpenShift Enterprise?

OpenShift Enterprise provides developers and IT organizations an auto-scaling cloud application platform for quickly deploying new applications on secure and scalable resources with minimal configuration and management headaches.Today, Red Hat announced OpenShift Enterprise, an on-premise platform as a service (PaaS) built on proven enterprise-class open source technologies. OpenShift Enterprise is a boon for IT organizations that have been unable to adopt public cloud solutions because of security, data privacy, compliance and/or governance concerns.

Why OpenShift Enterprise?

OpenShift Enterprise provides developers and IT organizations an auto-scaling cloud application platform for quickly deploying new applications on secure and scalable resources with minimal configuration and management headaches. This means increased developer productivity and a faster pace in which IT can support innovation.

How does OpenShift Enterprise work?

At its core, OpenShift Enterprise leverages OpenShift Origin, the same open source code that powers OpenShift Online, Red Hat’s public PaaS that launched in May 2011. This proven code runs on top of an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) stack and is made up of enterprise-grade Red Hat technologies including JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6. The inclusion of JBoss EAP 6 makes OpenShift Enterprise the only Java EE 6-certified on-premise PaaS available to enterprises today. Once installed and configured, deploying applications with OpenShift is dead simple. For example, here’s how to deploy a Java application with a database from the command line:

$ rhc app create MyJavaApp jbosseap-6.0
$ rhc cartridge add mysql-5.1 -a MyJavaApp

Plus, with its unique Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) approach, OpenShift Enterprise can deliver both high security and multi-tenancy at the same time, in a single platform. A unique first in the industry.

How does OpenShift Enterprise prevent lock-in?

Red Hat is keenly aware that organizations are hesitant to adopt technologies which lock them in. OpenShift Enterprise is built on a trusted stack of open source-based Red Hat technologies, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and OpenShift Origin. With a 100% open source stack backed by strong developer communities, organizations can be confident they won’t get locked into a proprietary solution that can often prove to be incompatible with other technologies and/or be costly to maintain and upgrade.

What types of applications does OpenShift Enterprise support?

OpenShift Enterprise is a polyglot, or multi-language PaaS that supports a variety of languages and middleware out of the box including:

  • Java EE6
  • Ruby
  • Python
  • PHP
  • Perl
  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL

Another unique feature of OpenShift Enterprise is its cartridge-based architecture that enables customers to extend OpenShift to include their own middleware services.

Click here to learn more about additional features and benefits of OpenShift Enterprise.

Where can I learn more?

  • Register to learn more about OpenShift Enterprise during Red Hat’s Optimizing IT virtual event and in-depth virtual sessions, kicking off at 11:00 AM ET on Dec. 5, 2012.

  • Sign up and get your evaluation of OpenShift Enterprise started today!

  • Try OpenShift Online to experience how easy it is to deploy and scale applications in the cloud. All it takes is an email to sign up and you are just minutes from being live.

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