Since Red Hat settled on its gears orchestration model for applications a few years back, the enterprise has, to some extent, gravitated to the Kubernetes model championed by Google and facilitated by Docker,
Last year’s release of Red Hat’s OpenShift 3, the company’s Platform-as-a-Service software, addressed these preferences, adding support for Docker. And since that time, Red Hat moved an important step further, with the integration of .NET Core and JBoss Fuse Enterprise Service Bus, into the companys OpenShift Enterprise 3.1 and OpenShift Dedicated 3.1 platforms.
So OpenShift Online the all-public option that competes with the likes of Heroku and Salesforce has had quite a bit of catching up to do. Thursday, Red Hat takes a big and necessary step in that direction with the launch of a developer preview of OpenShift Online 3, bringing the public PaaS more in-line with version 3.0 of OpenShift for managed data centers and private deployments.
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