Red Hat Introduces the Latest Version of OpenShift 4.2 to Enhance Kubernetes Developer Experience

Red Hat OpenShift 4.2 delivers new developer client tools and local development capabilities, making it easier to innovate across hybrid cloud environments on the industry’s most comprehensive enterprise Kubernetes platform.

Red Hat, Inc., the provider of open source solutions, recently announced Red Hat OpenShift 4.2, the most advanced version of Red Hat’s Kubernetes platform developed to offer a more powerful developer experience.

Red Hat OpenShift 4.2 increases Red Hat’s commitment to automating and simplifying enterprise-grade services across the hybrid cloud while enabling developers to innovate and improve business value with the help of cloud-native applications.

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Empowering developer innovation on Kubernetes

Red Hat OpenShift 4.2 points to make cloud-native technologies more comfortable to manage and more accessible for developers with the capabilities that automate the management and set-up of Kubernetes environments.

This empowers developers to concentrate on building the next-generation of enterprise applications without needing extensive Kubernetes expertise.

The most advanced version of OpenShift also adds ready-to-use developer services that address requires around service mesh, serverless execution, and cloud-native continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines, all of which are designed to help fuel developer productivity around Kubernetes-based applications:

-Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh, based on the Istio, Kiali, and Jaeger projects and enhanced via Kubernetes Operators, is designed to simplify the development, deployment, and management of microservices-based applications on OpenShift.

-Red Hat OpenShift Serverless, based on Knative and available as a Technology Preview, helps to lower costs by running applications that can scale down to zero while remaining responsive to user requests and then scaling up on-demand.

-Red Hat OpenShift Pipelines, in Developer Preview and available as a Kubernetes Operator, runs each step of the CI/CD pipeline in its own container, allowing each step to scale independently to meet changing demands.

This latest release of Red Hat OpenShift brings OpenShift closer to developers with Red Hat CodeReady Containers, which empowers developers to install a pre-built OpenShift environment on a laptop for local development.

This gives a framework that balances together container development tools with a local cluster, making it more accessible to build cloud-native applications locally and, when ready, deploy to a full OpenShift environment.

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Cloud simplicity, wherever OpenShift runs

Red Hat OpenShift 4.2 is designed to deliver a more consistent, unified experience across disparate IT estates, adding:

-Simplified, automated and faster installations of OpenShift Container Platform across public clouds, including AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and private clouds like OpenStack, backed by a consistent enterprise experience.

-Migration tooling to help customers upgrade from OpenShift 3 to 4, offering a more straightforward, faster, and more automated way to copy workloads from one OpenShift cluster to another.

-Container Storage Interface (CSI) drivers that provide a more consistent way for third party storage providers to plug into the Kubernetes ecosystem. This release also supports OpenShift Container Storage 4, currently in beta.

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