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Red Hat Puts Head in the Cloud

Red Hat wants to be a big player -- not just in Linux and not just in development through JBoss, but now in the cloud. The company recently announced two new tools. OpenShift is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering that to me sounds a lot like VMware's Cloud Foundry, which is also PaaS.

OpenShift works with Ruby, Python, PHP and Java, and supports JBoss middleware as well as NoSQL and SQL databases. This is similar to Cloud Foundry, which supports "Spring for Java apps, Rails and Sinatra for Ruby apps, Node.js apps and apps for other JVM frameworks including Grails. Cloud Foundry also offers MySQL, Redis, and MongoDB data services," according the Cloud Foundry Web site.

Red Hat also announced CloudForms, an application lifecycle management and automation tool. 

Is Red Hat credible in the cloud arena? Answers welcome at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 05/10/2011 at 12:47 PM


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