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What is Red Hat Application Foundations?

Red Hat® Application Foundations is a unified suite of tools that increase developer productivity by providing API Management, data streaming, enterprise integration, application security, migration, and framework capabilities needed to deliver cloud-native applications.

When used with Red Hat OpenShift®, Red Hat Application Foundations provides the tools to connect modern development practices to an enterprise application platform.

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Deliver apps reliably and efficiently

Developer productivity is critical to keeping up with market and consumer demands, including the growing popularity of AI applications.

Red Hat Application Foundations gives developers a suite of modern software development capabilities under a single subscription-based service.

Development teams can integrate legacy and modern applications without disruptions, use APIs and streaming data tools to train and refine AI models, and deliver innovative, security-focused applications that are ready to scale across hybrid cloud environments. 

Features and benefits

Accelerate time to market

With a common set of technologies across different platforms and environments, developers can more efficiently create production-ready applications.

Increase agility

Adapt to new user needs and respond quickly to market changes. Enhance existing applications and progressively modernize systems to gain a competitive edge.

Improve scalability and reliability

Build, deploy, and migrate applications seamlessly across different environments and platforms, whether on-premise, in public cloud, or at the edge.

Reduce costs and boost security

A single set of tools keeps costs under control, while platform engineers can define and enforce security best practices uniformly across environments and platforms.

Red Hat Application Foundations capabilities

Red Hat Application Foundations brings together a curated and tested collection of tools into a single offering across multiple functional areas.

API management

Centralized management of APIs across the hybrid cloud, including access control, rate limiting, analytics, and usage.

Enterprise integration

Seamlessly integrate diverse systems and applications with a toolset that’s ideal for microservices and containerized deployment.

Data streaming

Capture a reliable stream of database change events, and handle large volumes of data in various formats in real-time.

Application Frameworks & Servers

Develop and host cloud-native applications using a variety of frameworks with capabilities including live coding environments, efficient resource management, high-performance data caching, and fast development and deployment.

Application Migration & Modernization

Reduce manual effort and streamline the process of modernizing existing applications into containerized formats.

Application Security

Enable developers to improve application security by seamlessly integrating single sign-on functionality and comprehensive API security management features into their development workflow.

Red Hat Fuse product End of Life (EOL) will occur on June, 30 2024 at which time an Extended Lifecycle subscription will be required for customers who wish to continue support. The Red Hat build of Apache Camel, included as part of a Red Hat Application Foundations subscription, is the solution going forward for enterprise integration needs. 

Red Hat Application Foundations + Red Hat OpenShift

Surpass expectations with reliable, innovative applications. Red Hat Application Foundations and Red Hat OpenShift, used together in a unified application environment, give development teams the tools to design and deploy modern cloud-native apps at speed and at scale.

Together, Red Hat Application Foundations and Red Hat OpenShift provide a platform to support CI/CD practices, for deploying apps at increasing frequency, with policy-driven management to help minimize vulnerabilities and protect data. The OpenShift platform also supports merging virtual machines with container workloads, traffic management between applications and services, and insights into application behavior.

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Overview of Red Hat Application Foundations

Learn more about the technologies included in Red Hat Application Foundations.


Reach your modernization goals with Red Hat Application Foundations

Explore how to accelerate application development across hybrid environments.

Case study

Washington Health Benefit Exchange supports 160% growth with Red Hat and Deloitte

See what happened when a major insurance marketplace adopted a microservices-based architecture.

Services & programs

More ways to improve your Red Hat experience

Training & certification

Build and Administer APIs with Red Hat 3scale API Management with exam (DO241)

Developing Workflow Applications with Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite (AD427)

Developer program

Get immediate experience building, running, and scaling applications with tools, runtimes, and frameworks from Red Hat Application Services.

Partner program

From global systems integrators to regional solution providers. From the biggest to the more specialized consulting companies. Red Hat partners are here to help you succeed in application development.


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