Red Hat OpenShift Online Takes PaaS into General Availability
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Red Hat first announced OpenShift back in May of 2011. With OpenShift Online, users can build server applications on the platform that can then be deployed on Red Hat's online service. Red Hat has also since expanded the effort with an on-premises OpenShift Enterprise edition.
Over the last two years of development for the OpenShift Online service, Red Hat has learned a number of key lessons as to how PaaS should be consumed and deployed.
Ashesh Badani, GM of the Cloud Business Unit at Red Hat, explained to ServerWatch that one of the biggest lessons Red Hat has learned involves service levels. He noted that as a company Red Hat has always been in the business of providing production-grade enterprise software that is then deployed and managed by its customers.
"What has been a big learning experience is that we have had to develop operational experience over the last two years," Badani said. "Our uptime levels have been pretty phenomenal and we hope to continue to improve."