Red Hat OpenShift PaaS is now officially out of their Beta. Obviously our favorite Free Tier of usage is remaining plus you can opt for official paid support. After about two years of beta testing; Red Hat OpenShift, a Platform as a Service (PaaS) from Red Hat, becomes a commercial product in all respects. In the official announcement itself is Red Hat has notified the availability of the platform from previous week all over the U.S. and from this week in the European countries.
Red Hat OpenShift PaaS : The Technical Points
From the technical point of view, Red Hat OpenShift uses their operating system Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and the SELinux (Security Enhanced Linux) to improve the protection of different accounts. The platform is based on Red Hat and Amazon Web Services for OpenShift Origin, a collection of open source software packages, designed to offer the developers a development environment which is able to satisfy any kind of need for programming. In fact, OpenShift allows you to develop and run applications in Java, Ruby, PHP, Python, Node.js or Perl and able to communicate with databases such as MySQL and MongoDB.
They offer ability for the developers to embed applications development ,build automation management tools such as Maven, Git and Jekins. This multi-language environment then allows programmers to focus on application development without worrying about the infrastructure management, entrusted to a fully hosted environment. The ability of Red Hat is not only to focus on Java and Ruby as do other competitors give the offerings, but also OpenShift PaaS has the real advantages over the competition and should therefore represent the added value of the solution, that made a difference, which basically have seen in our various guides and tutorials to install WordPress on OpenShift for example.
Red Hat OpenShift PaaS : Plans and Costs
The difference of economic interest between PaaS and IaaS are at the basis of the true advantage between the Amazon Web Services and rivals Google and Microsoft, which first started with an offer of a type of PaaS and then come with a IaaS .
From the economic point of view, OpenShift provides different plans; one of which is completely free – which we basically use to show how to use the Red Hat OpenShift PaaS as free hosting solution through various guides – they are not changing at all; to reassure you.
Free plan provides an opportunity to use up three small containers for app, better known as gears; a set of resources that allow each user to run your application. OpenShift allows you to make different gear distributing dynamically on virtual machines. Free every gear in the plane is equipped with 1 GB of storage and has at its 512 MB of RAM at disposal. Exceeding 3 gears under the plan, any additional gear of 512 MB ??of RAM costs $ 0.04 per hour. For a fee, the newly introduced Silver Plan, however, (extra $ 20 / month), includes the use of 3 gear with 512 MB ??of RAM and storage space of 6 GB. The plan, however, supports up to 16 gear, with an additional cost of $ 0.04 per hour for each additional gear of 512 MB ??of RAM and $ 0.10 per hour for a gear by 1 GB of RAM.
If you are confused with PaaS, SaaS etc. ; you can read the article on Cloud Computing Service Models and Deployment.