Red Hat's OpenShift cloud platform gets new strategy

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Red Hat's OpenShift cloud platform gets new strategy

Erin Watkins

Red Hat's cloud has a new face. On Wednesday, the company announced OpenShift, a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) cloud application

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platform, will now offer several new options for the enterprise. Customers can choose a pay-as-you-go model, use OpenShift as a private cloud or use applications developed with OpenShift across other cloud providers. According to Red Hat, there will also be multiple operational models: DevOps, ITOps, hosted and local offline management.

An infographic on Red Hat's website lists a number of challenges the OpenShift PaaS hopes to solve, including programming language lock-in, developer tools, portability, security, compliance, infrastructure and privacy, and represent the concerns of developers, managers and operators alike.

Dell adds Red Hat to OEM partners list

On Tuesday, Dell and Red Hat announced they have partnered up to offer Red Hat Enterprise Linux and JBoss Middleware solutions directly to IT hardware and software manufacturers in the Dell OEM Partner Program.

In a move expected to reduce costs and time to market, Dell OEM Solutions' executive director and general manager Ron Pugh said "The technical integration of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and JBoss Middleware offerings with Dell solutions addresses customer specific requirements including regulatory compliance, product life cycles, and quality testing" in Red Hat's press release.

Dell's OEM Partner Program aims to benefit IT manufacturers by offering technical resources, top-of-the-line tech, certifications and regulatory compliance, long product life and product customization.