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Red Hat presented a new version of its open hybrid and container platform OpenShift at its Summit 2019 in Boston this week. Version 4 should help companies and organisations even better with the orchestration of containers, especially of Kubernetes, in production environments.

As an advocate of open hybrid (cloud) environments, Red Hat aims to improve the ability of its business end users to speed up deployments of these environments. So that business end users can quickly deploy new applications to innovate and ultimately distinguish themselves from competitors.

With version 4, the new OpenShift should now offer a true cloud experience in the entire hybrid cloud environment, whether on bare metal, in an on-premise data center or in the multicold.

Containers, and in the case of the open source specialist Kubernetes in particular, are of course indispensable for this. It is therefore that the latest OpenShift functionality focuses primarily on Kubernetes implementations.

Embedded OS

Specifically, the now released version of OpenShift offers business end users including Red Hat Enterprise Linux CoreOS to enable a more flexible rollout of containers, combined with improved security and stability. Actually, RHEL CoreOS is an OpenShift built-in version of Red Hat’s basic enterprise operating system Enterprise Linux. Version 8 of this was launched this week.

The dedicated embedded operating system offers end users a wide choice when deploying enterprise Kubernetes with a lightweight, unchanging, container-optimized Linux OS distribution.

Functionalities for operators

In addition to all of the above, OpenShift 4 has also been given many automation features that allow developers to develop or otherwise innovate applications more quickly. For example, to build and implement containerised applications that are supported by so-called operators.

Further in OpenShift 4 added functionality there are one hundred more Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces and OpenShift Service Mesh, which combines Istio, Jaeger and Kiali projects for microservices based architectures, Knative for building serverless applications in Developer Preview.

KEDA project with Microsoft

In addition, KEDA, the week-long collaboration between Microsoft and Red Hat, makes Developer Preview Azure Functions possible in OpenShift. This accelerates the development of event-driven, serverless features in the Red Hat OpenShift hybrid cloud and on-premise environments.

Red Hat OpenShift 4 will be available at the end of this month, May 2019.

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