Open Source Software Provider Red Hat Releases Its OpenShift V2.0 Enterprise Cloud Computing PaaS Platform

redhat-openstack-cloudOpenShift V2.0 is the upgraded version of Red Hat’s earlier release of cloud computing based PaaS platform. This is the next generation platform of on-premises enterprise cloud computing solution with highly rich features and capabilities such as latest networking, modern data center integration, and a new simple and easy installer. – This is a very rich in features, which integrates all capabilities and features available in OpenShift online cloud computing platform. “This platform will realize the high end feature set that is available with the OpenShift online version of this platform”, said Ashish Badani while unveiling the new version of the product – he further told the audience, “There are many versions of OpenShift platform, which are very useful for a wide range of customers, and Red Hat release the updates of these platform three to four times a year” – that he said, “will be very useful for the security and efficiency of this cloud based open source platform”.

The general manager of Cloud business unit of Red Hat Ashish Badani further explained the technical difference between online OpenShift and OpenShift Enterprise version. According to him, the online does not require any installation as its definition employs but the on-premises enterprise version needs to be installed with the help of an easy installer process that is integrated with the product. This new installer is a wizard driven and is available for both the community of the OpenShift origin release and enterprise users of the Red Hat customers.

It was further informed by Ashish Badani that a new and feature rich administration console has also been developed as the part of this release. “This console is very useful for those developers of the applications who want to manage them effectively and efficiently through this console” said Badani. Meanwhile, OpenShift enterprise platform is capable of integrating the network elements such as – load balancers and routers – to make the utilization of the resources more efficient and useful and this integration is based on plug-in interface – thus unleashing the power of modular use of the platform. This feature is very useful for those customers who want to route the traffic to their cloud based applications through their own networking infrastructure.

Badani mentioned while responding the query regarding Cloud Foundry impact on OpenShift – he told that there was no impact of Cloud Foundry on OpenShift platform as such.


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