Red Hat Doubles Down on Enterprise PaaS: Reveals Plans for First Full
Complement of Enterprise Middleware Services within OpenShift
Red Hat JBoss xPaaS services for OpenShift accelerate development and
deployment of next-generation enterprise applications and business processes
in the cloud
RALEIGH, N.C. -- September 24, 2013
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source
solutions, today outlined the next phase of its strategy for delivering one of
the industry’s first comprehensive, open, and unified Platform-as-a-Service
(PaaS) offerings. Red Hat JBoss xPaaS services for OpenShift by Red Hat
provide a rich set of enterprise application, integration and business process
automation capabilities and services in an extensible open PaaS platform, and
is uniquely positioned to enable accelerated development and deployment of
next-generation enterprise applications and business processes in the cloud.
Red Hat’s vision is to expand the availability of its technologies as services
on OpenShift, widening the pathway for enterprises and developers to create,
integrate and manage applications and business processes in the cloud. The
initial phase of Red Hat’s PaaS strategy was marked by the introduction of
OpenShift Enterprise, which combined the core enterprise technologies that
power OpenShift, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat JBoss
Enterprise Application Platform, into an integrated open hybrid cloud
application platform, followed by the commercial availability of OpenShift
Online, Red Hat’s public PaaS offering.
The PaaS market is maturing beyond basic application container services to
increasingly specialized services. In a 2012 report, industry analyst firm
Gartner identified 11 distinct segments that make up the PaaS market; however,
these services often continue to be offered in isolation from one another by
technology providers, and efforts to tie the services together have been slow
to emerge. Today’s enterprise applications are highly distributed across
disparate infrastructures and integrate both complex processes and numerous
data sources, requiring easier, more nimble integration and a more unified
approach to higher-level services than what has traditionally been available.
The next phase of Red Hat's PaaS strategy focuses on the delivery of key
additional Red Hat JBoss Middleware technologies in the cloud as services
powered by OpenShift, including integration capabilities, business process
management (BPM), and mobile push notifications. The mobile push notification
service is available today in developer preview and will be followed by
developer preview versions of integration PaaS (iPaaS) and BPM PaaS (bpmPaaS)
technologies in the coming months. This iPaaS technology will expand on
pre-cloud messaging-based integration to include cloud-based configuration,
cloud-based brokers, and cloud-based services, and the bpmPaaS capabilities
are slated to include process modeling, business activity monitoring (BAM),
process simulation, and the ability to dynamically configure automation and
data without changing code.
Development for xPaaS can be initiated today with Red Hat JBoss Middleware
products, including Red Hat JBoss Fuse and Red Hat JBoss BRMS, which have been
built with the cloud as a target development and deployment platform. As new
xPaaS services are delivered, users will be able to easily move new
applications, integrations and process components into the PaaS environment.
Over time, Red Hat plans to add services and capabilities from the rest of its
Red Hat JBoss Middleware portfolio along with other Red Hat technologies
incorporated as xPaaS services.
Red Hat’s PaaS offerings already enable next-generation application
development for open hybrid cloud. As more enterprises move to adopt PaaS,
they will be looking for more enterprise application, integration and business
process services in order to move new and existing enterprise applications to
the cloud. As one of the few companies today that is able to combine
enterprise-grade middleware, a proven PaaS platform, hybrid cloud
infrastructure, and the full spectrum of capabilities needed to address modern
application requirements, Red Hat is well-positioned to help its customers
meet the current and future demands of enterprise computing.
Red Hat’s president of Products and Technologies, Paul Cormier, will offer
details pertaining to Red Hat’s PaaS strategy and answer attendee questions
during a live webcast at 11 a.m. ET on Sept. 24, 2013. The webcast will be
available on-demand following the live broadcast. To register for the webcast,
Paul Cormier, president, Products and Technologies, Red Hat
“Bringing more technologies from our middleware stack into the cloud and
making them available as easy-to-consume services is a natural progression for
us. We’ve been moving in this direction for years, building out our Red Hat
JBoss Middleware portfolio and fine tuning our OpenShift PaaS technology. The
combination of Red Hat JBoss Middleware and OpenShift is powerful for
developers that want seamless integration across multiple platforms and the
speed and innovation to match their expectations.”
Al Hilwa, program director, Application Development Software research, IDC
"Historically, enterprises have been reluctant to migrate existing workloads
into a PaaS because of the limitations of some of the offerings on the market
today. Red Hat's approach which integrates multiple services makes PaaS more
attractive for existing and new workloads. Given Red Hat's track record in
both middleware and cloud, they are in a great position to overcome this
barrier and take enterprise PaaS to the next level."
Erik Wallin, co-founder and chief operating officer, Shadow-Soft
"We see JBoss xPaaS services for OpenShift as a game changer for attracting
more of ourcustomersto build and deploy in the cloud. Early adopters of
PaaSfocusedmainly on less complex, non-mission-critical applications. With
xPaaS services, developers can build and integrate real workhorse enterprise
applications, enjoying all the richness ofenterprise-grade middleware they're
used to plus theself-service, DevOps, and flexibility benefits of the cloud.
Red Hat, with JBoss and OpenShift, is uniquely positioned to enable this."
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