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OpenShift Online by Red Hat Surpasses Two Million Applications, Red Hat Launches European Hosting to Support Customer Base

Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced significant momentum for OpenShift Online, its award-winning commercial Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). Since its launch in November 2011, more than two million applications have been launched on Red Hat's public PaaS, and from August 2013 - August 2014, OpenShift Online experienced 105 percent year-over-year application growth, and 103 percent year-over-year user growth. In support of its global customer base, Red Hat today launched a new hosting offering in Ireland for OpenShift Online, enabling users to run their applications with the same functionality from either Red Hat’s U.S. or European hosting locations.

In November 2013, Red Hat expanded availability of OpenShift Online’s commercial offering - known as the Silver plan - bringing access to technical support and additional platform resources from some of the world’s top Linux administrators and JBoss developers to more than 30 countries in Europe. With today’s news, OpenShift Online customers will be able to host applications closer to user access points, improving application performance. Early testing indicates improved latency for European customers hosting in the new datacenter.

To improve the production experience of application developers, Red Hat has also introduced the Small.highcpu gear, offering a new low cost, production gear designed to provide double the CPU performance of the existing Small gears.

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 lower 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.

OpenShift has won several awards and has received prestigious industry awards in the past year, including:

  • Best Cloud Platform-as-a-Service (2014 SIIA CODiE Awards)
  • Cloud Innovation Finalist (2014 Cloud Innovation Awards in Cloud Services for the Enterprise)
  • Best in Cloud Computing (2014 American Technology Awards – Best in Cloud Computing)
  • InfoWorld Bossie Awards (2013 Best open source datacenter and cloud software)
  • Developer Week Innovator Awards (Top Innovator for PaaS)


Application deployment to Red Hat’s new European hosting is immediately available for current OpenShift Online customers subscribed to the Bronze and Silver plans.

Published Wednesday, September 24, 2014 4:36 PM by David Marshall
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