Red Hat's OpenShift Dedicated Extends it Container Application Platform to Public Cloud

By CIOReview | Monday, December 21, 2015
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RALEIGH, NC: Red Hat, recently acknowledged the general availability of OpenShift Dedicated, a new cloud service for enterprise IT and development teams who are looking for the public cloud services.

Openshift Dedicated facilitates Docker Container and Kubernetes Orchestration technologies, which was a part of recent OpenShift Enterprise 3.1 release. The new cloud service aims to build on OpenShift Online allowing developers to quickly create, host and scale applications in a cloud environment. OpenShift Dedicated is globally available for Red Hat customers in all AWS hosting regions, with support for other public cloud options expected in future. With OpenShift, users will have a choice of offerings including online, on premise, and open source project options.

The OpenShift cloud service comprises single-tenant isolation and a resource pool of 100GB SSD-based persistent storage, 48TB network Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPS) and nine nodes for deploying container-based applications. The Red Hat’s new cloud service extends support to admin and security controls permitting each customer to customize and secure their cloud environment using VPN and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) functions. Customers will also be able to avail Red Hat’s Jboss Middleware container optimized services, integration and business process capabilities from applications developed and deployed on OpenShift.

The cloud service presents a third option OpenShift Dedicated cloud service for using Red Hat’s OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering. Now customers can choose among OpenShift Enterprise, OpenShift Online, and OpenShift Dedicated cloud service.

OpenShift Enterprise is designed for those customers who need to deploy and manage their OpenShift instances on their choice of on-premise hardware or certified cloud provider. The Online option is for the individual developers or teams who wish to access OpenShift as a service in the public cloud. Whereas, the new OpenShift Dedicated service, is for those who needs a technology to deploy, manage and support their OpenShift instances running on AWS.

”We are pleased to continue to expand OpenShift's portfolio of offerings, extending new support to users running OpenShift in the public cloud,” says Ashesh Badani, Vice President, OpenShift, Red Hat.