Red Hat Brings OpenShift Online Platform-as-a-Service to 14 New Countries,
Expands Gear Size Offerings for Developers
Red Hat introduces new pricing for fully supported public PaaS offering
AWS re:Invent 2013
LAS VEGAS -- November 11, 2013
AWS RE:INVENT - Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of
open source solutions, today announced the next step in the continued
expansion of its award-winning commercial public Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
offering, OpenShift Online. In the last year, OpenShift Online has experienced
significant momentum, growing its user base by 259 percent and its application
count by 322 percent year-over-year. With today’s announcement, Red Hat is
expanding OpenShift Online’s global availability, and introducing new pricing
and memory options.
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 which also serves as the
base for OpenShift Enterprise, Red Hat's commercial Private PaaS offering. It
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.
Responding to customer demand for a supported, enterprise-class public PaaS
offering, Red Hat introduced OpenShift Online’s commercial offering – known as
the Silver tier – in June 2013, giving users access to technical support and
additional platform resources from the world’s top Linux administrators and
JBoss developers. With today’s announcement, Red Hat is expanding Silver tier
availability to 14 new Eurozone countries, including Greece, Poland, Bulgaria,
Romania, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Croatia, Slovenia, Lithuania,
Estonia, Latvia, Cyprus and Malta. With this expansion, Red Hat’s world-class
technical support and additional platform resources is available for
developers and application providers in more than 30 countries.
Additionally, with today’s announcement, Red Hat is lowering OpenShift
Online’s gear/hour pricing by 50 percent and providing additional gear sizes
to host larger applications. With this change, gear/hour prices now range from
just $0.02 cents to $0.10. In addition to Small (512 MB) and Medium (1GB)
gears, developers can now choose Large (2GB) gears, offering them a larger
memory option to run their most demanding applications. Developers can now
build and host applications more efficiently than ever, without sacrificing
development time to tune application efficiency or scalability.
Red Hat also continues driving new features and functionality in OpenShift
Online every month. Most recently, Red Hat added support for group membership
and user management to enhance multi-developer collaboration. Other recent
updates include enhanced support for environment variables and updates to
multiple OpenShift cartridges including Python, Node.js and Postgresql. For
more details on all the latest features in OpenShift Online, see
New gear/hour pricing for OpenShift Online is effective immediately.
Additional memory options and expanded global access to OpenShift Online will
be available in December 2013. Pricing and technical details are available via
the OpenShift website.
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