Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus Debuts
April 28, 2021
Hat OpenShift Platform Plus is a new edition of the industry’s leading
enterprise Kubernetes platform designed to provide a holistic solution to help
customers adopt DevSecOps across the entirety of the hybrid cloud. Offering a
complete Kubernetes stack out of the box, Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus brings
together everything needed to build, deploy and run nearly any application
wherever OpenShift runs.
Ashesh Badani, senior vice president, Cloud Platforms, Red
Hat said, "As Kubernetes and container use in production scale, we need the
tools and strategies that manage and secure these deployments to grow and evolve
as well. Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus further extends the already robust
capabilities of OpenShift to provide the greater security, oversight and
governance that organizations need to more securely build, run and manage
applications consistently at scale across the hybrid cloud and the modern
Kubernetes is one of the fastest growing open source projects but requires
additional components like management and enhanced security to truly match
enterprise needs. Red Hat OpenShift is Kubernetes for the enterprise, trusted by
organizations across industries and the globe. Three editions of Red Hat
OpenShift give customers the option to start with the right level of
capabilities for them.
Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes Engine is the foundational edition of Red Hat
OpenShift, delivering enterprise Kubernetes on a foundation of Red Hat
Enterprise Linux CoreOS to run containers more securely across the hybrid cloud.
Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform adds a full set of developer and operations
services and advanced features for application development and modernization.
Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus builds on the capabilities of OpenShift
Container Platform, taking it a step further by providing a solution that
includes advanced security features, Day 2 management capabilities and a global
container registry. With Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus, organizations can more
consistently implement security features and manage applications wherever they
live in the open hybrid cloud and at any point in the software lifecycle.
Powerful Kubernetes-native security capabilities
Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus introduces Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security for
Kubernetes. Developed from the StackRox technology, Red Hat Advanced Cluster
Security for Kubernetes provides built-in Kubernetes-native security to enhance
the security of infrastructure and workloads throughout the entire application
Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security for Kubernetes transforms how cloud-native
workloads are secured by expanding and refining Kubernetes’ native controls to
extend beyond the platform itself. Users need to be able to monitor running
workloads for security issues or threats. Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security for
Kubernetes provides deep system-level data collection and analysis as well as
more than 60 security policies out-of-the-box that can be applied and enforced
from the time that apps are built to when they are deployed and running.
Additionally, Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus helps organizations "shift left"
by applying a DevSecOps approach to security by integrating declarative security
into developer tooling and workflows. This brings enhanced security to the
software stack and throughout the life of a cloud-native application, from the
build and CI/CD phase to production.
Designed to be secure by default
Hat OpenShift already has a broad set of capabilities that provide built-in
security features for every Kubernetes cluster, and is built on the security
focus at the foundation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. However, organizations
often have specific security and compliance requirements they must meet that can
vary by industry or by individual applications. Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus
is designed to address all major security needs for nearly any application,
delivering greater assurance by extending security and compliance with tools,
capabilities and policies as the default standard out of the box.
OpenShift Platform Plus provides multiple layers of security features,
manageability and automation that work across infrastructures to drive greater
consistency throughout the software supply chain and running workloads. By
including Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes, Red Hat OpenShift
Platform Plus enables users to apply consistent operational policies for
security, configuration, compliance and governance to multi-cluster Kubernetes
environments that span on-premises and cloud infrastructures.
With the addition of Red Hat Quay, Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus provides a
global container registry with strong security capabilities for a consistent,
validated build pipeline that spans infrastructures.
Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security for Kubernetes is
available immediately. Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus is slated to be available
in Q2 2021.