Red Hat OpenShift 4.9 is now available with new edge capabilities

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Red Hat has announced updates to its tools with Red Hat OpenStack Platform 16.2, Red Hat OpenShift 4.9, and Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management 2.4. All the releases are generally available.

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 16.2 adds new capabilities that include the option to run virtual machines and cloud-native applications in parallel, including new hardware options (3rd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors) and other next-gen x86 architectures.

The company also announced new edge capabilities for the latest versions of Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes.

What the updates mean

Red Hat OpenShift 4.9 reaching general availability means that users can now provision OpenShift on a single node. Red Hat said that single node OpenShift relinquishes control and worker capabilities into a single server to help fit into environments with little room to spare.

The company also added that single node OpenShift brings operational independence to edge sites so there is no dependency on a centralized Kube control panel, making it easier for edge sites that may experience connectivity lapses.

Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management 2.4 can manage up to 2,000 clusters on a single hub, including IPV6 dual-stack support for the managed fleet.

What else is new

Red Hat added that RHACM can also provide management capabilities across single-node OpenShift remote worker nodes and 3-node clusters.

As part of RHACM 2.4, the team added hub-side policy templating, reducing the number of policies required for high scale management scenarios by reading a single policy on the hub and applying it to various cluster scenarios, including zero-touch provisioning.

The new capabilities in Red Hat OpenShift and RHACM extend what the open hybrid cloud can do, providing the common foundation needed for innovation from on-prem data centers to as far as the enterprise network goes.