Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced Red Hat Application Foundations, a connected set of application services that together with Red Hat OpenShift, help accelerate containerized application development and delivery across hybrid and multicloud environments. Red Hat Application Foundations serves as a toolkit for organizations looking to quickly build and integrate application and data services as part of their application and infrastructure modernization strategy.
Investing in the cloud for modern application infrastructure
The pace of application development is continuing to accelerate. According to industry analyst firm IDC, “by 2025, 750 million new logical applications are expected to exist.”1 With this growth, development to deployment time frames need to be condensed. In order for developers to quickly develop and update software applications to meet the needs of the business, they need self-service access to an application platform with a low barrier to entry that is simple to use and enables more consistent deployment across hybrid and multi clouds.
Red Hat OpenShift, the industry’s leading enterprise Kubernetes platform, provides a unified, security-focused hybrid cloud application platform for innovation. Powered by containers and Kubernetes, it provides a foundation for modernizing existing applications, building cloud-native applications, streamlining development, adding intelligence to applications, and integrating third-party services. Through Red Hat OpenShift, developers with a range of technical knowledge can feel empowered to create sophisticated applications. In addition to modernizing existing applications and supporting new cloud-native development, it provides intelligence and data services for cloud-native apps.
Creating the foundation for scalable applications
Red Hat Application Foundations offers developers an integrated solution designed to connect applications both within and outside of the container environment. It is designed and optimized for OpenShift, bringing key application services and components to help developers employ cloud-native application patterns and swiftly bring their applications to customers. With this set of capabilities, developers can more easily create and integrate applications that range in complexity for efficient and scalable execution across hybrid cloud environments.
Ken Johnson, vice president and general manager, Application Services, Red Hat, said, “Application development is undergoing significant change and developers need tools to support this transformation. We designed Red Hat Application Foundations with a developer-centric mindset, created to work seamlessly with Red Hat OpenShift to easily employ and deliver cloud-native applications, resulting in a simplified process to deliver a greater business value.”