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RALEIGH, N.C. and BOSTON – RED HAT SUMMIT 2013 – June 10, 2013 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the commercial availability of OpenShift Online, its public Platform-as-a-Service cloud offering, beginning June 11, 2013. Since its debut in developer preview in 2011, more than 1 million applications have been created on OpenShift Online. Responding to customer demand for a supported, enterprise-class public PaaS offering, the new commercial offering will enable OpenShift Online’s users and developers to access Red Hat’s award-winning Global Support Services. This new offering makes Red Hat one of the only technology vendors to offer a full family of open PaaS solutions: OpenShift Origin, the open source PaaS project; OpenShift Online, a commercial public PaaS offering; and OpenShift Enterprise, an on-premise private PaaS product.
OpenShift Online enables developers to quickly build, launch and host innovative applications in the public cloud. The elastic, multi-language, PaaS architecture of OpenShift Online automates the provisioning, management and scaling of applications so developers can focus on writing the code for these applications for their business, startup, or next big idea. As a polyglot PaaS, OpenShift’s support for multiple languages, including Java, Ruby, PHP, Python, Node.js, and Perl, allows for a low barrier to entry so developers can start their project with ease and start coding faster. OpenShift Online is built from the OpenShift Origin open source project and leverages Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the SELinux subsystem for a secure, multi-tenant architecture. Users and ISV partners can also take advantage of third-party extensions or build their own through OpenShift’s extensible, pluggable cartridge framework.
For a monthly fee, developers subscribing to OpenShift Online’s commercial offering – known as the Silver tier – will have access to technical support and additional platform resources from the world’s top Linux administrators and JBoss developers. OpenShift Online features a streamlined payment system that makes it simple for customers to access the enterprise-class strength and security of Red Hat’s services. Developers using OpenShift Online can purchase the Silver level service tier with a credit card, paying on a month-by-month basis for access and capacity. This service tier also offers Red Hat technical support, which can be leveraged by developers during all phases of planning, testing, deploying, and running their applications.
Availability and Pricing
The Silver service tier for OpenShift Online by Red Hat will be available in North America beginning June 11, 2013 and in Europe the following week, with pricing starting as low as $20.00 per month, including a payment option for Euros. The service will be readily available in other countries in upcoming months.
Ashesh Badani, general manager, Cloud and OpenShift, Red Hat
“As PaaS matures, enterprise developers want world class support so they can focus less on system administration and more on coding. Our new OpenShift Online brings enterprise-grade services to public PaaS, and gives Red Hat the industry’s most complete PaaS portfolio.”
Marco Bill-Peter, vice president, Global Support Services, Red Hat
“Red Hat’s global support services are already known worldwide for providing flexible customer choices both through our expert technical support engineers and the award-winning Red Hat Customer Portal. We are committed to supporting the success of our customers and excited to add a new support feature to our robust Platform-as-a-Service offerings. This new PaaS support feature will create even greater accessibility and fast service turnaround for Red Hat enterprise customers."
Ruben Daniels, CEO and founder, Cloud9 IDE
"We have been running our business on Openshift Online for approximately one year and have been quite pleased with the experience and Red Hat’s support. OpenShift has worked extremely well as our back-end application infrastructure, and it has enabled us to scale-up to support hundreds of thousands of end-users. As a start-up, OpenShift has been an ideal platform because it has allowed us to focus on our application and our customers and not on infrastructure and operations."
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