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Red Hat Application Foundations aims to accelerate containerized application development and delivery.

Red Hat announced the launch of Red Hat Application Foundations. The new platform is a connected set of application services that together with Red Hat OpenShift, help accelerate containerized application development and delivery across hybrid and multicloud environments.

Red Hat Application Foundations serves as a toolkit for organizations looking to quickly build and integrate application and data services as part of their application and infrastructure modernization strategy, according to Red Hat.

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Guided and inspired by a “developer-centric mindset”

Ken Johnson, vice president and general manager, of Application Services for Red Hat, commented on the release: “Application development is undergoing significant change and developers need tools to support this transformation,” he said.

“We designed Red Hat Application Foundations with a developer-centric mindset, created to work seamlessly with Red Hat OpenShift to easily employ and deliver cloud-native applications, resulting in a simplified process to deliver a greater business value.”

Red Hat Application Foundations offers developers an integrated solution designed to connect applications both within and outside of the container environment. It is designed and optimized for OpenShift, bringing key application services and components to help developers employ cloud-native application patterns and swiftly bring their applications to customers. With this set of capabilities, developers can more easily create and integrate applications that range in complexity for efficient and scalable execution across hybrid cloud environments.

Creating the foundation for scalable applications

Red Hat Application Foundations is “a toolbox of key application services” that provides developers with ready-to-implement components that include high-performance data streaming services, API management, service connectivity, lightweight runtimes and frameworks and more.

This enables development teams to modernize their application with scalability, agility, and extensibility, according to Red Hat. They say these components balance flexibility and compliance, providing developers choice and efficiency through self-service tools and services. In addition to OpenShift, Red Hat Application Foundations can be used alongside software from technology ecosystem partners and in-house developed capabilities, helping organizations create the right applications to achieve their business goals.

“As application development and deployment continue to evolve, this foundation will help developers discover new and better ways to create and scale cloud native IT infrastructures.,” they promise. “Red Hat Application Foundations supports a healthy continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) pipeline, permitting software development and DevOps teams to innovate smoothly together.”