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Red Hat OpenShift 4.14 simplifies application development

Red Hat OpenShift 4.14 simplifies application development

Red Hat OpenShift 4.14 is generally available. New features focus on simplifying application development and infrastructure.

The new version of Red Hat OpenShift was unveiled at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America. The platform relies on Kubernetes 1.27, which has been available since April.

Optimizing resources

Version 4.14 aims to help organizations reduce management overhead. To do this, it features hosted control planes for Red Hat OpenShift on bare metal and Red Hat OpenShift Virtualization. The hosted control planes reduce management costs, while they should also help improve cluster provisiong time and remove cluster scale limits. They also enable self-service clusters for developers and strengthen security by decoupling control plans from workloads.

Companies can run control planes on fewer nodes. According to Red Hat figures, these savings save organizations up to 30 percent in infrastructure management costs. The Linux distributor also claims developers can save up to 60 percent in time.

Hybrid cloud

Red Hat OpenShift Virtualization is also available on Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS with the new release. This allows virtual machines and containers to run side by side on AWS, which should reassure companies about the investments they have already made in virtualization.

Also part of Red Hat OpenShift 4.14 is further collaboration with Nvidia. The OpenShift platform now supports the Nvidia AI platform, Nvidia L40S GPUs and the Nvidia H100 Tensor Core GPUs. This should simplify building and deploying generative AI applications, LLMs, chatbots and graphics-intensive applications.

Furthermore, the update introduces Red Hat Device Edge. The company describes this feature as follows: “Red Hat Device Edge provides hybrid cloud-ready Linux, lightweight Kubernetes and enterprise automation to the most far-flung and remote edge sites.”

Tip: Dell and Red Hat introduce bare metal servers with OpenShift