Red Hat places cloud security at the centre of OpenShift Platform Plus
Written by Finbarr Toesland Thu 29 Apr 2021
New OpenShift platform to enable businesses to build and manage applications securely at scale
Announced yesterday at Red Hat Summit, the Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus builds on Red Hat OpenShift to offer enterprises advanced security for DevSecOps. The DevSecOps mindset calls for all elements of a business to be responsible for security and focuses on ensuring security considerations don’t slow down agility.
With Red Hat OpenShift already enjoying success as one of the leading enterprise Kubernetes platforms, this new version will enable businesses to build and manage applications securely at scale. One of the aims of this new Plus edition is to help support companies in their goal to boost DevSecOps adoption and accelerate application innovation in the hybrid cloud.
“Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus is your enterprise Kubernetes system for migrating existing workloads to the cloud or building new digital user experiences from the datacenter to the cloud to the edge,” according to Red Hat.
There are three key features of the OpenShift Platform Plus:
– Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security for Kubernetes, which was made possible by the purchase of the StackRox software, and improves infrastructure and workload security through offering over 60 pre-defined security policies.
– Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes, provides needed end-to-end management visibility and control of Kubernetes clusters in both hybrid and multi-cloud environments.
– Red Hat Quay, a container registry that gives secure storage, distribution and governance of containers on any form of infrastructure.
Ashesh Badani, senior vice president of Cloud Platforms at Red Hat, points out the need for powerful tools and strategies that are able to manage Kubernetes deployments and enable their growth.
“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 application lifecycle,” says Badani.