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OpenShift by Red Hat

Faster application delivery

Break down IT productivity barriers

Trying to deliver more apps faster is often met by chronic productivity roadblocks. We believe the path to better IT efficiency and innovation lies in the cloud—via public Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) with OpenShift Online by Red Hat®, or private PaaS with Red Hat's award-winning OpenShift Enterprise.


Empower developers to work efficiently

  • Accelerate development and delivery

    Let developers focus on what they care about most—application code—to speed development. Automate IT processes to streamline IT service delivery.

  • Use your infrastructure more efficiently

    Across development, test, and production environments.

  • Give developers choice

    Let them use the interfaces, languages, frameworks, services, clouds, elasticity, and infrastructure they know and love.

  • Offer multiple interaction models

    This lets developers use a rich set of command-line tools, a powerful multidevice web console, or an Eclipse-based integrated development environment (IDE) like Red Hat JBoss® Developer Studio.

Product details

Make it easier to write custom apps in support of your business objectives

What is PaaS?

PaaS is a cloud application platform that automates the hosting, configuration, deployment, and administration of application stacks in an elastic cloud environment. It gives application developers self-service access so they can easily deploy applications on demand.

Auto-scale to meet changing demands

Scale applications automatically to handle increased traffic and demand. Through OpenShift, you can deploy an application with scaling either enabled or disabled. If you deploy your application with scaling disabled, what you deploy is what you'll have, whether it's in 1 gear or several.

Read the OpenShift Enterprise datasheet

Avoid lock-in with application portability

Built with standard language and middleware runtimes, any application written on OpenShift can easily be moved to another environment that supports the same languages, which prevents vendor dependency.

Exploit the benefits of open source

Built on fully open source technologies, you control your particular implementation. You aren't restricted to the technology and business roadmap of a specific vendor—so you have visibility into the technology on which you're basing your business. And open source offers another benefit: the ability to collaborate with other communities and companies to drive innovation in areas that are important to you.

Build a stronger cloud on rock-solid technologies

Services and support

We don't just sell you technology. We stand by it.

Invest in your or your team's skills

Our training courses are hands-on and role-based. This means students stay at their keyboards for up to 80% of a course, boosting the retention of skills they'll use every day. We offer several convenient ways to train and save, with training facilities around the world. Visit our student center to learn more, or read some training successes.

OpenShift Enterprise Administration (CL280)

Learn how to deploy, configure, and maintain OpenShift Enterprise broker and OpenShift Enterprise node hosts. You'll also learn how to deploy and manage applications in the OpenShift Enterprise cloud environment.

OpenShift Enterprise Application Development (CL275)

Learn how to create applications in OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat. You'll also learn how to expand OpenShift Enterprise's features by creating cartridges, how to identify performance problems, and how to troubleshoot.

Learn more about Red Hat Training

Have what it takes? Prove it.

Employers notice Red Hat certifications. They know that to become Red Hat Certified Professionals, candidates must complete real-world tasks using our technologies—not just answer questions about them. Build your career by getting certified. We offer multiple exam locations and ways to train.

Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Platform-as-a-Service

Prove your skills to develop, host, and scale applications in a cloud environment.

Learn more about Red Hat certifications

Rely on the experts

Let Red Hat Consulting help you successfully deploy OpenShift by Red Hat. We offer flexible engagement models to help meet your IT goals. Have unallocated end-of-year budget? Consider using Consulting Units to secure resources you'll need in the upcoming year—without committing to a specific topic up front.

Cloud and Virtualization

Accelerate your PaaS deployment with Red Hat Consulting.

Cloud Pathway

Explore cloud viability, develop a strategic roadmap for cloud adoption, and establish a cloud platform to serve as the foundation for your present and future cloud computing initiatives. Download the datasheet.

Red Hat Enterprise PaaS Architecture Service

Accelerate your application development, deployment, and delivery timelines with an integrated PaaS solution.

Learn more about Red Hat Consulting

Together, we can do more

Collaboration is a pillar of the open source community. And it's how Red Hat approaches support. Connect to Red Hat Support to access industry-leading technical resources available in our award-winning Red Hat Customer Portal anywhere, any time.

We're listening

In keeping with the open source way, we like to keep the lines of communication open. So whether you're a customer or just interested in learning more, connect with us. We’re eager to answer questions.

Contact sales

Our sales representatives are knowledgeable, friendly, and always ready to help.

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PaaS models

The OpenShift platform is available in 2 different consumption models from Red Hat

Public PaaS

OpenShift Online is Red Hat’s hosted public PaaS that offers an application development, build, deployment, and hosting solution in the cloud.

  • Lets applications scale automatically in an elastic cloud environment
  • Faster time to market
  • Free sign-up: Available for developers to check out all the great features and capabilities, and start coding and running applications on OpenShift Online today
Learn more about OpenShift Online

Private PaaS

OpenShift Enterprise takes the same open source PaaS platform that powers the OpenShift Online hosted service and packages it for customers who want an on-premise or private cloud deployment.

  • A private PaaS that you control and manage within the constraints of your enterprise standards
  • Helps you increase developer productivity, streamline application service delivery, and achieve an elastic, on-demand cloud platform

Learn more about OpenShift Enterprise

Calculate the potential cost savings and business value from implementing OpenShift Enterprise


OpenShift by Red Hat has been awarded Best Platform-as-a-Service category at the Cloud Awards.

OpenShift Enterprise was named the gold winner in the Platform-as-a-Service category by network products guide.

OpenShift wins Top Innovator for Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) by the DeveloperWeek 2014 Innovator Awards.

Red Hat named a Visionary in Gartner's January 7, 2014 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Platform as a Service.

Red Hat named a Leader in Gartner's June 23, 2013 Magic Quadrant for On-Premises Application Platforms.

OpenShift by Red Hat wins the Best PaaS award in the Asia Cloud Awards 2013.

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