Red Hat announced on Tuesday a new strategy around its platform-as-a-service offerings, which centers on expanding the availability of its technologies as services on OpenShift.
As part of its strategy, Red Hat launched its Red Hat JBoss xPaaS services for OpenShift, which offers a set of enterprise application, integration and business process automation capabilities in a PaaS platform.
The xPaaS services build on the initial phase of Red Hat’s strategy, which was the introduction of OpenShift Enterprise, an open hybrid cloud application platform which integrates Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform. This was followed by the commercial availability of OpenShift Online, Red Hat’s public PaaS offering, in June.
Middleware technologies in the cloud as services powered by OpenShift, including integration, BPM, and mobile push notifications were introduced by Red Hat. The mobile push notification service is available Tuesday in developer preview, while the other capabilities will be available in the coming months.
“Bringing more technologies from our middleware stack into the cloud and making them available as easy-to-consume services is a natural progression for us,” Paul Cormier, president, products and technologies, Red Hat said. “We’ve been moving in this direction for years, building out our Red Hat JBoss Middleware portfolio and fine tuning our OpenShift PaaS technology. The combination of Red Hat JBoss Middleware and OpenShift is powerful for developers that want seamless integration across multiple platforms and the speed and innovation to match their expectations.”
Over time, Red Hat plans to add services and capabilities from the rest of its Red Hat JBoss Middleware portfolio along with other Red Hat technologies incorporated as xPaaS services, but on Tuesday, development for xPaaS can be initiated with Red Hat JBoss Middleware products, including JBoss Fuse and JBoss BRMS.
The announcement comes as Red Hat slid more than 10 percent to $47.30 by midday, according to MarketWatch, and on late Monday, the company reported billings for new orders of $376 million, short of analyst $400 million expectations.
In May, Red Hat outlined its product roadmap for OpenShift, and claimed that existing PaaS solutions failed to meet enterprise requirements around compliance and architecture standards. OpenShift, Red Hat said, offers built-in secure and scalable multi-tenancy, enterprise-grade application containers and middleware.