Red Hat has announced Red Hat OpenShift 4.8 to help organizations accelerate the creation of new cloud-native applications without abandoning existing environments and IT investments.
Red Hat OpenShift 4.8, based on Kubernetes 1.21 and CRI-O 1.21 runtime interface, further simplifies the developer experience while helping expand the use cases and workload possibilities across industries.
New features and enhancements include IPv6/IPv4 dual stack and IPv6 single stack support which provides applications with interoperability and communications for environments using IPv6 in addition to IPv4 such as in Cloud-Native Network Functions for telecommunications, and government agencies globally that require IPv6 support.
OpenShift Pipelines now allows users to declaratively define, version and track changes to their application delivery pipelines alongside their application source code in Git repositories. By doing so, developers can rely on the Git workflow to automate the deployment of their CI/CD pipelines, turning code into features at a faster and more secure pace for the business.
An enhanced developer experience within the OpenShift console, including the ability for Spring Boot developers to code and test locally before sharing the code more broadly. Additionally, to further improve development with Serverless, Red Hat OpenShift 4.8 enables advanced scaling options for the developer console.
OpenShift Serverless functions capability enables developers to create and run functions, on demand, on OpenShift while OpenShift sandboxed containers, based on the Kata Containers open source project, provide a more secure container runtime using lightweight virtual machines.
Red Hat OpenShift 4.8 is expected to be generally available in July, including the ability to try it on the Developer Sandbox for Red Hat Openshift.