Platform-as-a-Service, or PaaS, solutions in public clouds are flexible and fast, and can meet growing business demand. However, public PaaS lacks needed privacy and compliance features. OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, and Red Hat CloudForms use an open approach for PaaS. Red Hat customers enjoy agile development, with greater availability, scalability, and control over their infrastructure.
OpenShift Enterprise utilizes a multi-tenant cloud architecture that streamlines application service delivery. Developers are free to choose the right tools and focus on what they do best—writing code. With OpenShift Enterprise, language runtimes are standardized and open. Code, once written, is widely deployable while other PaaS providers use proprietary hooks that limit portability.
OpenShift Enterprise is built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux—the same software handling millions of dollars daily in trades and analysis. Red Hat Enterprise Linux supports all major hardware platforms and thousands of applications. It provides portability between physical systems, virtual machines, and private, public, and hybrid clouds.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux runs best on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization uses the powerful and ubiquitous Kernel-based Virtual Machine (or KVM) hypervisor and oVirt, a virtualization management platform. Both KVM and oVirt are successful open source projects led by Red Hat. KVM has achieved industry-leading virtualization performance benchmarks and the highest government security certification.
While Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization is the best foundation for running Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenShift Enterprise, Red Hat believes that a truly open hybrid cloud must be portable across all resources.
CloudForms provides resource and systems management for hybrid Infrastructure as a Service clouds. By abstracting resources and creating application blueprints, system administrators can deploy OpenShift Enterprise across supported providers, update underlying instances of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and track systems—all through a self-service portal. This leaves developers free to focus on projects that provide business value.
OpenShift Enterprise, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, and Red Hat CloudForms can improve performance, scalability, and reliability for enterprise cloud deployments–without relying on proprietary lock-in or hooks that restrict development and flexibility. Red Hat solutions are a strategic choice for organizations looking to achieve an open hybrid cloud.