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Red Hat Announces Updates To Red Hat OpenShift And Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management For Kubernetes

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Red Hat has announced Red Hat OpenShift 4.9 and Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes 2.4, both designed to drive consistency of the open hybrid cloud to the furthest reaches of the enterprise network. The new capabilities, which include the general availability of single node OpenShift for the small, full featured enterprise Kubernetes cluster, help organizations scale existing development, deployment and management workflows to meet increased interest in information and services.

As organizations move to take advantage of edge computing, the physical nature of edge sites can cause challenges for architects who need to deploy hardware in confined spaces or where network connectivity may be intermittent. With enhancements in Red Hat OpenShift 4.9, the enterprise Kubernetes platform can provide users a more consistent experience across all of their sites, regardless of the size of the deployment.

Red Hat OpenShift 4.9 introduces single node OpenShift, the 3rd topology option available for edge sites alongside 3-node clusters and remote worker nodes. Single node OpenShift puts both control and worker capabilities into a single server to help fit into space-constrained environments. Additionally, single node OpenShift provides operational independence for edge sites as there is no dependency on a centralized Kubernetes control plane – making it far easier for edge sites that may experience lapses in connectivity, like remote cell towers or manufacturing facilities.

The company also announced the general availability of Red Hat OpenStack Platform 16.2, the latest version of its highly-scalable and agile cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform. Designed to help organizations succeed in a hybrid cloud world, Red Hat OpenStack Platform 16.2 delivers tighter integration with Red Hat OpenShift, so customers can run both new and traditional applications in parallel with improved network capacity, security features, storage, performance and efficiency.

Availability

Red Hat OpenShift 4.9 is expected to be generally available later this month. Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes 2.4 is expected to be available in November. Both products are available as part of Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus, which helps customers scale across multiple clusters and clouds and provides capabilities to protect the software supply chain, infrastructure and workloads across the entire software lifecycle.

Red Hat OpenStack 16.2 is generally available through the Red Hat Customer Portal via a Red Hat subscription.

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