Red Hat has announced the general availability of Red Hat OpenShift 4.7, the latest version of the enterprise Kubernetes platform.
Designed to simplify and accelerate application modernization, the latest version of Red Hat OpenShift is based on Kubernetes 1.20.
The latest release expands modernization tools for moving legacy applications to new, microservices-based architectures and drives management consistency across all applications for operational efficiency without slowing innovation.
Red Hat OpenShift 4.7 includes the latest version of OpenShift Virtualization. First released in July 2020, OpenShift Virtualization is designed to help organizations break down application barriers between traditional and cloud-native infrastructure and extend control over distributed resources.
New features and enhancements include: the ability to import existing virtual machines into Red Hat OpenShift; templates for one-click VM creation; and integration with Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes, providing enhanced policy and governance across application deployments including virtualized.
Additionally, Red Hat OpenShift 4.7 expands Windows Containers support, first announced in late 2020. In addition to Windows Container support for Red Hat OpenShift on AWS and Azure, OpenShift will soon include support for Windows Containers on vSphere (expected to be available next month) using Installer Provided Infrastructure (IPI).
This provides a pathway for organizations to move Windows Containers to Red Hat OpenShift regardless of where they live and without needing to completely re-architect or write new code.