Release: Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 2

OpenShift Enterprise is Red Hat’s on-premise private PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) offering, introduced in November 2012, that has now reached version 2.0.

Built on top of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and OpenShift Origin, OpenShift Enterprise competes in the same area of the recently released Pivotal CF, providing a platform that manages elastic environments for application development, testing and hosting.

Among the new features introduced in version 2:

  • Powerful datacenter infrastructure integration, simplifying the deployment of OpenShift on OpenStack via OpenStack Orchestration (Heat) templates, enabling OpenShift’s plugin-based integration with external router and load balancer infrastructure, and providing a streamlined OpenShift Enterprise installer, enabling IT to more quickly realize the benefits of cloud computing.
  • Advanced administration console, offering IT operations a more streamlined PaaS experience and giving them visibility into the applications, users and overall capacity of their PaaS platform.
  • Support for the latest programming languages, giving developers access to a wide variety of popular programming languages, enabling them to push the limits of application creativity and innovation while meeting enterprise business requirements. As a polyglot, or multi-language, PaaS, in addition to Java, Ruby, Python, PHP and Perl, OpenShift Enterprise now offers Node.js for server-side JavaScript.
  • New collaboration capabilities, enabling developers to more easily share access to their applications for team-based development, bringing the benefits of community-powered innovation to the enterprise.

Openshift Enterprise 2 will be generally available on December 11.