Red Hat today released OpenShift Enterprise, a Platform as a Service (PaaS) for on-premise use, or within private,public or hybrid clouds. As long as Red Hat Enterprise Linux instances can be configured and accessed, OpenShift Enterprise PaaS can be deployed.
OpenShift Enterprise is built on top of Red Hat technologies, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), 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.
As a polyglot, or multi-language, PaaS, OpenShift Enterprise supports Java, Ruby, Node.js, Python, PHP and Perl and it includes a cartridge-based architecture to enable customers to include their own middleware services. Customers can access the PaaS using a web console, an Eclipse-baed IDE like JBoss Developer Studio or command-line tools.
The product is initially offered in North America, the United Kingdom and Continental Europe, with plans for global availability in the future.