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This morning, Red Hat announced the general availability of OpenShift Enterprise 3.1 as well as a public preview of Red Hat Atomic Enterprise Platform. Red Hat’s updated container offerings are:

  • OpenShift Enterprise 3.1, the latest version of Red Hat’s application platform designed to build, deploy and run stateful and stateless applications on private and public cloud infrastructure.
  • Red Hat Atomic Enterprise Platform Public Preview, an optimized container infrastructure platform for deploying, running and managing containers across the enterprise.

Both enable enterprises to develop, integrate, deploy, and manage a variety of applications consistently across a more secure, container-optimized infrastructure. If you’re looking to adopt container-based architectures, OpenShift and Atomic allow you to use Docker-formatted Linux containers to create microservices-based applications and modernize traditional workloads - all with the security of a consistent foundation based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

OpenShift Enterprise 3.1

The newest release of OpenShift Enterprise updates the Docker and Kubernetes experience for developers, adds middleware services for OpenShift, and expands OpenStack integration. New and enhanced capabilities within OpenShift Enterprise 3.1 include:


  • Application lifecycle management for containers
  • An enterprise-grade container infrastructure
  • New Red Hat JBoss Middleware services  
  • Advanced management capabilities
  • Enhanced user experience and web console

Learn more about what’s new in OpenShift Enterprise 3.1.

Atomic Enterprise Platform Public Preview

Red Hat also announced that it’s making its container infrastructure capabilities available through Atomic Enterprise Platform as a freely accessible public preview. The platform is powered by a scale-out cluster of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Hosts or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 instances, forming the enterprise-class foundation for delivering both cloud-native and traditional applications with containers. Red Hat Atomic Enterprise Platform includes:


  • Runtime and packaging format based on Docker
  • Orchestration and cluster services based on Kubernetes
  • Networking and storage plug-ins
  • Registry services
  • Container standards and security

Learn more about Red Hat Atomic Enterprise Platform.

Red Hat has also instrumented Red Hat Gluster Storage and Red Hat Ceph Storage to provide more seamless, elastic storage for applications or microservices running in containers.

OpenShift Enterprise 3.1 is scheduled to be generally available at the end of November, coinciding with the availability of Red Hat Atomic Enterprise Platform’s Public Preview. In the interim,
register to attend the webcast next Thursday (Nov. 19), at 9 a.m. ET to get more details on the announcement.

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