February 28, 2021

Red Hat Breaks Down Barriers to Building Cloud-Native Microservices with Red Hat OpenShift Application Runtimes

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, has announced Red Hat Open Shift Application Run times, a new offering that accelerates cloud-native application development with pre-built, containerized runtime foundations for polyglot micro services. Optimized for Red Hat Open Shift Container Platform, Red Hat Open Shift Application Run times provide more secure, productive, high-performance foundations for micro services design, helping to move modern, composite applications from concept to delivery faster and more easily along a prescriptive development path.
Every company is now a technology company, and agile delivery of cloud-native, containerized applications is now an enterprise imperative. However, traditional heavyweight, monolithic and proprietary application development solutions have not kept pace with the needs of agile, cloud-native development.
Red Hat Open Shift Application Run times help developers leapfrog the barriers of traditional application development tools by providing a tightly integrated and fully supported offering for developing with multiple languages and frameworks. The offering frees developers from tedious pre-coding set-up and enables them to focus their effort on writing applications that directly benefit the business and accelerating time-to-market.
Red Hat OpenShift: The industry’s most comprehensive enterprise Kubernetes platform for cloud-native application development
Red Hat Open Shift is the industry’s most comprehensive, enterprise Kuber netes platform to run cloud-native apps. With the addition of Red Hat Open Shift Application Runtimes, Red Hat is building on the Linux container and Kuber netes-based foundation of Red Hat OpenShift to provide runtime frameworks such as Spring Boot, WildFly Swarm, Eclipse MicroProfile, Eclipse Vert.x, and Node.js that complement Red Hat’s portfolio of cloud-based middleware services, Red Hat OpenShift Application Services, creating a powerful platform for organizations to create, integrate, deploy and manage cloud-native applications.
Certified and supported runtimes planned for inclusion are:
  • WildFly Swarm – WildFly Swarm is an open source framework based on the WildFly Application Server that implements the MicroProfile 1.0 specification and helps developers transition from creating monolithic Java applications to creating microservices using the Java language.
  • Eclipse Vert.x – Vert.x is an open source toolkit for building reactive, high concurrency, low latency applications and is well-suited for supporting the asynchronous communications required by a microservices architecture.
  • Node.js – Node.js is a lightweight JavaScript framework that is used to develop non-blocking, event-driven server-side applications.
  • Spring Boot – Spring Boot is an opinionated framework for rapidly building stand-alone, production-grade Spring-based applications.
combined with the newly-announced OpenShift.io, Red Hat’s free, end-to-end cloud-native development environment, Red Hat OpenShift is expanding the industry’s most robust, comprehensive, and easy-to-use open cloud-native application development environment for production workloads.
All of the above is also natively integrated into the full range of Open Shift offerings, including the new release of Open Shift Online, a managed, multi-tenant public cloud offering e, as well as a managed, single-tenant offering with Open Shift Dedicated and a customer managed offering with Red Hat Open Shift Container Platform. All provide a consistent set of developer tooling, application frameworks and services designed to run any application for any customer of any size.