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Red Hat Delivers Industry’s First Comprehensive, Open On-Premise Platform-as-a-Service Offering for Enterprises

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the next step in the delivery of its Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) strategy with the general availability of OpenShift Enterprise, an enterprise-ready PaaS product from Red Hat that is designed to be installed on-premise within customer datacenters or private, public or hybrid clouds. The product enables customers to streamline and standardize developer workflows, facilitating increased IT service delivery velocity that can better support business demands. This news fulfills Red Hat’s plans for an on-premise PaaS offering, first announced in May 2012, and establishes the industry’s first comprehensive, open on-premise PaaS for enterprises.

OpenShift Enterprise provides enterprise users with access to a cloud-based application platform, enhancing an enterprise’s ability to build the applications it needs and have them run in a cloud architecture. It automates much of the provisioning and systems management of the application platform stack in a way that enables the IT operations team to more easily meet growing business demands for new application services. OpenShift Enterprise also provides an on-demand, elastic, scalable and fully configured application development, testing and hosting environment for application developers so that they can focus on coding these new application services. With its unique Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) approach, OpenShift Enterprise also offers reliable security and multi-tenancy with the ability to subdivide the Node instances.

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, the basis for Red Hat’s existing online OpenShift PaaS service that has been available in a free beta since May 2011. With the inclusion of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6, OpenShift Enterprise becomes the only Java EE 6-certified on-premise PaaS available to enterprises today. OpenShift Enterprise also benefits from the consistent innovation and contributions driven by the open source Origin project community focused on OpenShift. As a polyglot, or multi-language, PaaS, OpenShift Enterprise supports Java, Ruby, Python, PHP and Perl and it includes a cartridge-based architecture to enable customers to include their own middleware services.


OpenShift Enterprise is available today with support from Red Hat. The product is initially offered in North America, the United Kingdom and Continental Europe, with plans for global availability in the future. The OpenShift PaaS online service remains available in developer preview via https://openshift.redhat.com.

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Ashesh Badani, general manager, Cloud Business Unit and OpenShift, Red Hat

“We’re excited to offer our enterprise customers the only comprehensive, open on-premise PaaS offering ready for enterprise deployment today with OpenShift Enterprise. This product offers our customers further freedom and choice in the cloud with the backing of Red Hat’s full stack and open source leadership. Developers are now able to choose among leading application development languages and tools for the job, and IT operations leaders can choose to deliver these application stacks to their enterprise on their choice of clouds in compliance with their security, governance and compliance requirements. This offering stands to revolutionize how enterprises use PaaS platforms.”

Stephen D. Hendrick, group vice president of application development and deployment research, IDC

“The worldwide public PaaS market grew over 40% in 20111 as organizations continued to leverage the benefits of platform services to develop, deploy and manage applications of all types. Advanced PaaS products support multiple development patterns, high availability, high performance, automated provisioning, dynamic scalability and shared services delivered as public, private or hybrid clouds. OpenShift Enterprise brings Red Hat's advanced PaaS capabilities into the private datacenter where they are most needed and enables hybrid cloud computing with enhanced security, flexibility and consistency.”

For more information on OpenShift Enterprise, join Red Hat executives for a virtual press conference announcement at 11:00 a.m. ET on Nov. 27. The webcast will also be available for replay. To register for the live broadcast or to access the replay, visit https://vts.inxpo.com/Launch/QReg.htm?ShowKey=11748.

For more information

  • Learn more about OpenShift Enterprise
  • 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 a.m. ET on Dec. 5, 2012
  • Learn more about Red Hat Cloud

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About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.

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1 Source: Worldwide Public Platform-as-a-Service 2011 Vendor Shares, IDC #236959, September, 2012

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