Red Hat Provides Comprehensive Lifecycle Support for Java in the Cloud with OpenShift PaaS

OpenShift integrates Jenkins, JBoss Tools and Maven technologies, allowing Java developers to code, build, deploy and scale on the cloud

RALEIGH, N.C.--()--Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced new capabilities for Java developers using the OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). With new technology integrations, OpenShift now offers a comprehensive Java developer experience from code to cloud that is fast, easy and free.

With OpenShift, Red Hat offers a compelling PaaS built on open source technologies that enables developers to quickly develop and deploy applications on the cloud. OpenShift provides built-in auto-scaling, supports a wide variety of languages, frameworks, middleware and clouds and is available free of charge. In August, Red Hat announced that it was the first to deliver Java EE 6 on a PaaS with OpenShift, powered by Red Hat’s JBoss application platform technology. Today, OpenShift expands upon its Java capabilities with the integration of several technologies that allow OpenShift to offer a fuller Java lifecycle for developers – developers can now code their application in an IDE, as well as build, deploy and scale it with OpenShift.

New technology integrations for OpenShift announced today include:

  • Support for Jenkins, which is based on Hudson, extending OpenShift to “Build-as-a-Service,” allowing for faster builds in the cloud.
  • Integration between IDE and the cloud with the integration of JBoss Tools and OpenShift, allowing developers to easily push their code to the cloud from the leading Java IDE. Future integration is also planned for JBoss Developer Studio.
  • Support for Maven, delivering application dependency resolution as part of the build process.

"With Apache Maven we set out to build open technology that would make the build process easier and allow developers to be able to quickly comprehend the complete state of a development effort in the shortest period of time," said Jason van Zyl, CTO and founder of Sonatype and the founder of the Apache Maven Project. "Red Hat incorporating support for the Maven build management system through OpenShift brings additional ease and efficiency to developers that can now build and test in the cloud faster."

"Previously Java developers would have to download dependencies, compile everything into a giant Java program file and upload that to the cloud. This new functionality from OpenShift dramatically speeds up the development lifecycle," said Charlotte Dunlap, Senior Analyst at Current Analysis.

“With these latest updates to the OpenShift platform to extend its reach into Java, developers can focus more on their application instead of on the stack,” said Mark Little, senior director, Middleware Engineering at Red Hat. “Now, OpenShift takes code from your favorite IDE, resolves and loads dependencies, compiles, deploys and scales your application, all in the cloud. The new IDE combined with Maven dependency resolutions and Jenkins build automation means you can write code and see it scaling in the cloud within seconds. This is a big step forward for today’s Java developers.”

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Red Hat Provides Comprehensive Lifecycle Support for Java in the Cloud with OpenShift PaaS


Red Hat, Inc.
Kerri Catallozzi, 919-754-4268