Cloud9 IDE Builds Online Development Environment with Red Hat OpenShift

  Cloud9 IDE Builds Online Development Environment with Red Hat OpenShift

Integrating Red Hat’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Cloud9 offers an IDE with
                          runtime-enabled workspaces

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- January 30, 2013

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced that Cloud9 IDE has built its online development
environment with Red Hat’s OpenShift Online hosted Platform-as-a-Service
(PaaS) solution. By integrating OpenShift Online into its original online
development environment, Cloud9 IDE is able to deliver more flexibility,
security and ease of use to developers.

Cloud9 IDE is an online development environment for Javascript and Node.js
applications as well as HTML, CSS, PHP, Java, Ruby and 23 other languages. It
is designed for developers looking for a modern and secure IDE that strives to
work efficiently by having their code accessible online from anywhere via
Cloud9 IDE workspaces. Launched in March 2011, Cloud9 IDE quickly took steps
to expand the functionality it initially offered developers with its online
environment, hoping to offer a user workflow with the ability to develop and
deploy runtime code from the same online platform on which it had been
developed. Cloud9 IDE hoped to give developers a more robust offering,
combining editing tools and the runtime environment into a single platform,
all within the cloud.

Looking to collaborate with another leading vendor to enhance its platform,
Cloud9 IDE selected Red Hat for its OpenShift Online offering. One of the many
reasons it selected OpenShift Online was for the inherent security provided
through the PaaS solution’s inclusion of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Today, by
leveraging OpenShift Online containers, Cloud9 IDE workspaces provide
developers with a single online place to store, run and configure their files,
all while offering a full terminal and full shell access into the container.
While inside a workspace, a user can access Cloud9 IDE and complete the same
functions that can be done on a desktop or laptop machine. In addition to
security, the switch to OpenShift Online provides a cost-efficiency benefit as
it offers a multi-tenant model where multiple workspaces run on the same
virtual machine.

The combination of Cloud9 IDE and OpenShift Online also allows users to run
executables, including binary models, Node.js support, Ruby, PHP and C++
applications. This flexibility has allowed many to benefit from using Cloud9
IDE in their infrastructure, including startups, independent software vendors
and freelance developers. Working with a variety of users has allowed Cloud9
IDE to explore the next phase of offerings within a private cloud.

Supporting Quotes

Ruben Daniels, CEO and founder, Cloud9 IDE

“Once we really understood what OpenShift was capable of from a technical
point of view, we realized we could integrate it to support a better workflow
for our users to easily build apps. The combination of Red Hat’s leadership in
PaaS and our capabilities at Cloud9 IDE offer developers an easy, flexible and
efficient way to build and deploy applications. Our platform wouldn’t be where
it is today without OpenShift Online.”

Ashesh Badani, general manager, Cloud Business Unit and OpenShift, Red Hat

“We are excited to collaborate with Cloud9 IDE so more users and developers
can experience the full range of programming languages and runtime ecosystems
OpenShift has to offer, along with the inherent flexibility and ease of use of
the platform. We look forward to continuing to enable more developers to
easily utilize PaaS platforms like OpenShift Online for their applications.”

For more information

  *Read the full Cloud9 and OpenShift case study
  *Visit Cloud9 IDE’s website
  *Learn more about and download Red Hat OpenShift Online

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