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Red Hat Launches New Services for Cloud Application Development

Open source solutions provider, Red Hat, Inc., has just announced a new connected set of application services which will work with Red Hat OpenShift to accelerate containerized application development and delivery across hybrid and multicloud environments.

Known as Red Hat Application Foundations, the new set of services is expected to serve as a toolkit for organizations that want to build and integrate application and data services as part of their application and infrastructure modernization strategy.

“Application development is undergoing significant change and developers need tools to support this transformation. We designed Red Hat Application Foundations with a developer-centric mindset, created to work seamlessly with Red Hat OpenShift to easily employ and deliver cloud-native applications, resulting in a simplified process to deliver a greater business value,” said Ken Johnson, vice president and general manager, Application Services, Red Hat.

Designed and optimized for Red Hat’s enterprise Kubernetes platform OpenShift, the new Red Hat Application Foundations offers developers an integrated solution to connect applications both within and outside of the container environment. It is also expected to provide components for high-performance data streaming services, API management, service connectivity, lightweight runtimes and frameworks, among other capabilities.

In addition to OpenShift, Red Hat stated that this new set of services can be used alongside software from technology ecosystem partners and in-house developed capabilities.

Red Hat also recently announced the addition of its OpenShift Data Foundation to Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus, with the aim of bringing together data services, including software-defined storage and its Kubernetes platform into a single solution. According to Red Hat, the OpenShift Platform Plus provides a multicloud Kubernetes stack which addresses crucial needs of DevSecOps and application development professionals, while expecting that the addition of Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation will give developers a consistent data platform with persistent storage that can span clouds and infrastructure, combined with data management capabilities.