Red Hat Opens OpenShift PaaS Cloud For Business

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | June 11, 2013

Leading Linux company Red Hat announced on June 10th that OpenShift Online, its public Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) cloud offering, is now open for business.

OpenShift is an open-source PaaS cloud. It's based on the OpenShift Origin open-source project which was released in May 2012. This, in turn, uses Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and its SELinux (Security Enhanced Linux) sub-system for its foundation. 

OpenShift supports multiple languages including Java, Ruby, PHP, Python, Node.js, and Perl. Red Hat claims that this "allows for a low barrier to entry so developers can start their project with ease and start coding faster." The company also states that since its developer preview in 2011 more than 1 million applications have already been created on the platform.