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Red Hat Launches Open Shift Enterprise 2 PaaS Platform

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Red Hat releases version 2 of its OpenShift Enterprise PaaS, Joyent launches enterprise support for Node.js, and HP Propel helps IT organizations become Service Brokers.

Red Hat launches OpenShift Enterprise 2.  Red Hat (RHT) announced the general availability of OpenShift Enterprise 2, the latest version of its on-premise private Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering. The new version offers datacenter infrastructure integration, an advanced administration console, support for even more programming languages, and new collaboration capabilities – and expanded global availability, a wider range of developers can achieve the benefits of private PaaS technology for their cloud deployments. “PaaS represents the fastest growing segment of cloud computing, and Red Hat offers the industry’s only full suite of open source PaaS solutions for both public and private PaaS,” said Ashesh Badani, general manager, Cloud and OpenShift at Red Hat. “OpenShift Enterprise 2 extends this leadership and delivers what users want – an application-driven enterprise – by making PaaS even easier to consume.”

Joyent offers enterprise-grade Node.js expertise.  Joyent announced at Node Summit 2013 the offering of Node.js Core Support that provides direct availability to severity one support for enterprise-grade Node.js applications. Node.js has earned the respect of enterprise cloud developers and is increasingly relied upon by companies like Uber, DowJones, Yahoo, PayPal, and eBay for replacing their web front ends and building API servers. Joyen’ts new service provides developers who are building production-grade Node.js applications access to Joyent’s years of experience in running its own Public Cloud. “Node.js has been a fundamental design choice for all of our products — The Joyent Public Cloud and its related components, including the customer portal and our Joyent Manta Storage Service, as well as our Joyent SmartDataCenter Private Cloud software. We learned invaluable lessons while building these large distributed systems, and this new support offering reflects that expertise,” said Bryan Cantrill, senior vice president of engineering at Joyent. “As corporate stewards of Node.js, it is our duty to encourage and support developers who are building business applications in Node.js. That is how you build a very successful, collective ecosystem around an open source project.” This new enterprise-grade stand-alone Node.js support offering is in addition to Joyent’s current full stack Node.js Support that provides Joyent Public and Private cloud customers technical support for the running and operationalization of an entire Node.js application and technology stack.

HP Launches Propel cloud-based solution.  HP (HPQ) announced Propel, a cloud-based service solution that enables IT organizations to deliver self-service capabilities to end users. The new solution lets IT transform into a broker, with a self-service portal, catalog and exchange to deliver services within an organization with greater speed, flexibility, responsiveness and efficiency. Available on both desktop and mobile platforms, the free version of HP Propel includes a standard service catalog; the HP Propel Knowledge Management solution, which accelerates user self-service with immediate access to information needed.Clients also can integrate their on-premises service management solutions through the HP-hosted Propel Service Exchange. “As our business becomes more complex, we believe that open framework and consumerized user experience are central to enabling our self-service strategy aimed to improve performance and cost control,” said Edgar Aschenbrenner, chief information officer, E.ON. “The implementation of HP Propel service portal is a key step towards transforming our IT organization into a strictly service oriented multi-supplier environment.”

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John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

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