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Red Hat PaaS: Build Any Way, Deploy Anywhere

Today, as part of a larger announcement around Red Hat Cloud Foundations, we unveiled the first phase of our strategy to address a critical component of any cloud computing deployment - how will an enterprise build, deploy, integrate and manage mission critical business applications in the cloud? In an area that can get complex, Red Hat’s answer is decidedly simple. Build any way, Deploy anywhere.

As Red Hat expands further and deeper into unlocking the potential of cloud computing for our customers, our PaaS offering advances JBoss Open Choice, allowing customers to build on a variety of programming models, APIs and languages, e.g., Seam, Spring, GWT, or Ruby. The clear advantage of this approach is that it is standards based and developers can leverage a myriad of programming models in order to move existing applications from on-premise cloud deployments to public clouds more easily, building applications in a way that works better for the enterprise needs.

Red Hat’s PaaS strategy is based on the concept of - build any way - deploy anywhere. Once an application is developed, all that is needed is a single cloud engine to deploy on a variety of different cloud computing models. Whether its on-premise, public or a hybrid cloud model, organizations should be able to leverage the same workload on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Amazon EC2, IBM Cloud, Rackspace, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Windows Hyper V and many other current environments and even those that emerge in the future. By enabling portable cloud services, Red Hat PaaS can deliver greater flexibility, lower costs, and leverage existing investments. You can view a brief demo of what’s possible on our PaaS solutions page, http://www.redhat.com/paas.

Red Hat PaaS services will offer powerful application and integration runtime services whose APIs can be used by application developers when they build applications. Each service can be run and scaled independently from the container, allowing developers and administrators to customize the application runtime environment for any given application and its workload. These services span application development and integration requirements including: application, data, transaction, presentation, messaging, integration, rules and business process services.

Management and provisioning services are key to deliver the full value of cloud computing, and the Red Hat Cloud Engine provides a comprehensive set of management and provisioning services specifically for cloud deployments. JBoss Developer Studio, JBoss Operations Network, and a browser interface are tools that enable developers and administrators to create and manage their IaaS and PaaS resources. These services are designed to enable developers and administrators to;

  • efficiently manage the organization’s cloud resources and environment,
  • control Red Hat PaaS access,
  • stand up applications,
  • easily redeploy from one systems infrastructure to another,
  • scale an application’s systems infrastructure and middleware up or down to respond to business needs and runtime conditions, and
  • monitor and manage applications, wherever they are running.

Enterprises, cloud service providers and ISVs can get started today by building and deploying integrated applications with JBoss Enterprise Middleware utilizing Red Hat Consulting Services. Delivered by Red Hat’s middleware consulting practice, the engagement will provide strategic recommendations and on-site technical expertise to set up middleware as a service in any cloud environment. Each Red Hat cloud engagement is deliverables-based, actively engaging in-house teams and leaving them with the tools and expertise needed to successfully maintain and enhance their new cloud environments.

This announcement marks the beginning of a robust and rich set of solutions that aims to fundamentally change the way our customers deploy mission critical applications. Stay tuned for technical deep dives and strategy briefings as we continue to outline Red Hat’s PaaS strategy. For a replay of the press conference, visit here. To read the full PaaS press announcement visit, here.