Red Hat Delivers the Platform-as-a-Service Cloud for Open Source Developers
Industry's Broadest Platform-as-a-Service to Support JBoss, Java EE, CDI
and Other Programming Models; Offers Choice of Cloud Providers,
Frameworks and Languages
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source
solutions, today introduced OpenShift, a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
for developers who build on open source. Red Hat OpenShift redefines the
PaaS market by providing a new level of choice in languages, frameworks
and clouds for developers to build, test, run and manage their
applications. Building on Red Hat's extensive JBoss expertise, OpenShift
leads the PaaS market with innovative features, including CDI, and plans
support for Java EE 6, extending the capabilities of PaaS to richer and
more demanding applications. Building on Red Hat's open source
leadership, OpenShift is designed to end the lock-in of PaaS, allowing
users to choose the cloud provider upon which their application will
run. OpenShift will be delivered as an online service, at http://openshift.redhat.com.
"Cloud computing is starting to change the way open source developers
are writing and delivering applications," said Judith Hurwitz, president
and CEO at Hurwitz and Associates. "Therefore the market for
platform-as-a-service is beginning to expand at a rapid pace. Red Hat's
OpenShift helps developers by providing access to a variety of
development and deployment options."
Red Hat OpenShift delivers greater flexibility than any other PaaS, by
supporting more development frameworks for Java, Python, PHP and Ruby,
including Spring, Seam, Weld, CDI, Rails, Rack, Symfony, Zend Framework,
Twisted, Django and Java EE. It includes both SQL and NoSQL data stores
and a distributed file system. By building on the Deltacloud cloud
interoperability standard, OpenShift is designed to allow developers to
run their applications on any supported Red Hat Certified Public Cloud
Provider, eliminating the lock-in associated with first-generation PaaS
"Developers turn to open source for innovation and choice. With
OpenShift, we deliver the first Platform-as-a-Service that meets those
needs," said Brian Stevens, vice president, Engineering and CTO at Red
Hat. "By providing the broadest platform and choice of languages,
frameworks and supported cloud providers, OpenShift gives developers the
cloud destination they've been dreaming of."
A unique strength of OpenShift is that it brings to PaaS the
industry-leading Red Hat and JBoss ecosystems, giving developers access
to the industry's broadest selection of middleware services. For
example, OpenShift launches with support for MongoDB and other services
certified to Red Hat Enterprise Linux. With its broad set of frameworks
and languages, including Java, PHP, Python and Ruby, Red Hat OpenShift
delivers the broadest set of functionality for developers in the cloud.
In addition to services designed for the needs of new cloud developers,
OpenShift is the first public PaaS with Red Hat's enterprise-class JBoss
services, such as transactions, business rules, transactions and
messaging, providing the an easy on-ramp to the cloud for enterprise
developers. By building on Red Hat's experience and ecosystem in
operating systems, virtualization and JBoss Enterprise Middleware,
OpenShift uniquely meets the needs of both new cloud developers and
To learn more about this announcement, join Red Hat for a webcast that
will be broadcast live from the Red Hat Summit in Boston at 1p.m. ET on
May 4, 2011. The webcast will also be available for replay. To join,
For more information about OpenShift, visit http://openshift.redhat.com.
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S&P 500 company, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with over 65 offices
spanning the globe. CIOs ranked Red Hat as one of the top vendors
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high-quality, affordable technology with its operating system platform,
Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with virtualization, applications,
management and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions, including
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and JBoss Enterprise Middleware. Red
Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its
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