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.
- 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.