Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced updates to its portfolio of developer tools, bringing new capabilities that further equip customers to build, deploy and manage applications in Kubernetes-based environments. With tools optimized for Red Hat OpenShift, the industry's most comprehensive enterprise Kubernetes platform, developers can tap into the benefits of Kubernetes—including speed, consistency, portability and scale—without extending development time or complexity.
The realities of today's business environment are driving organizations toward more efficient and agile development and deployment approaches. This is the essence of cloud-native applications, where containers and Kubernetes are at the heart of these efforts. However, it often requires a shift in the tooling and processes for development teams. OpenShift eases this transition, enabling organizations to lean into this new paradigm while continuing to use their current tools and skill sets, and maintaining and supporting existing applications.
Red Hat OpenShift 4.5 addresses the needs of both developers who are unfamiliar with Kubernetes and just want to code, as well as expert Kubernetes developers seeking maximum flexibility. In addition, Red Hat continues to move toward a supported Kubernetes-native continuous delivery and GitOps solution based on ArgoCD, where Red Hat is working with the Argo open source community to drive faster innovation in this space.
Red Hat has made enhancements to a number of other important areas in the developer portfolio:
Brad Micklea, vice president, Developer Tools, Program and Advocacy, Red Hat said: “Red Hat OpenShift began as a developer-focused application platform and that ethos didn’t change when it adopted Kubernetes as its execution engine. We’ve continued to balance investment in new and unique tools to simplify Kubernetes for developers, with a broad set of plugins to popular IDEs and CI/CD systems so teams aren’t forced to change their toolset when they move to containers and Kubernetes for their deployed applications. OpenShift 4.5 shows continued acceleration in these areas, and is evidence of why IDC said that OpenShift ‘represents a breakthrough in the space of cloud-native development tools.’”*
* IDC, IDC Market Note - Red Hat OpenShift 4.2 delivers bevy of developer tools that enhance cloud-native development, Doc # US45668219, Dec. 2019.