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Red Hat Releases OpenShift Enterprise 2.1

May 20, 2014

Red Hat, Inc., a provider of open source solutions, announced the general availability of OpenShift Enterprise 2.1, the next generation of its on-premise Platform-as-a-Service offering.

Enhancements in OpenShift Enterprise 2.1 are aimed to further enable DevOps practices through the delivery of new capabilities within the PaaS platform that bring development and operations closer together.

According to a release, with OpenShift Enterprise 2.1, Red Hat is introducing consolidated log and metrics management, offering new versions of application programming languages, increasing application availability with a new concept of zones and regions, exposing a new plugin interface that will allow operations to better integrate existing policy orchestration into the PaaS platform, allowing new ways to integrate and work with large numbers of groups within corporate organizations, and releasing new intelligence into the platform around the automatic remedy of common application service issues. OpenShift's scalable and open source architecture enables faster developments with decreased delivery time for enterprise business applications that are fully integrated into datacenter best practices.

OpenShift Enterprise 2.1 continues Red Hat's open enterprise PaaS leadership with several new features, including:

-Updated MySQL 5.5, Python 3.3*, PHP 5.4, and MongoDB 2.4* cartridges with OpenShift Enterprise entitlement that allows OpenShift to offer proven security and bug fixes including technical support for both the platform and the content it provides.

-New gathering and consolidation method for platform and application logs. Plus a new way to gather and store key performance attributes from the operating system and application services.

-Ability for applications provided by OpenShift to intelligently span infrastructure across zones within regions, increasing the resiliency of the services provided by OpenShift.

-Plugin interface that allows OpenShift to integrate with complex decision automation policies a datacenter might need to follow due to regulatory, ITIL, or change management facilities.

-Introduction of teams as an interface for LDAP group integration with OpenShift user management features.

-The release of the watchman daemon that aids in the automation of common remedies to help administrators scale to the PaaS platform in a more efficient manner.

More information:

www.redhat.com

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