Red Hat has released 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.
OpenShift Enterprise provides enterprise users with access to a cloud-based application platform, and automatesprovisioning and systems management of the application platform stack. OpenShift Enterprise also provides an on-demand, elastic, scalable and fully configured application development, testing and hosting environment for application developers. OpenShift uses Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux), and offers security and multi-tenancy with the ability to subdivide the Node instances.
OpenShift Enterprise is built on a 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. 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 with support from Red Hat 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 elsewhere.
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