Menu
Red Hat expands OpenShift's European availability, slashes prices

Red Hat expands OpenShift's European availability, slashes prices

IDC: PaaS revenue growth is set to widely outpace IT spending overall

Red Hat is cutting prices on the commercial version of its OpenShift Online PaaS (platform as a service) and making it available in more European countries, moves aimed at gaining a stronger foothold in one of the enterprise software industry's hottest segments.

OpenShift Online Silver is based on the OpenShift Origin open-source software project and runs on infrastructure from Amazon Web Services. It went live in June.

Customers purchase access to OpenShift Online based on "gears," the resource containers that run the OpenShift Online software stacks. On Monday, Red Hat said its hourly gear pricing has been cut by 50 percent, and that gears with 2GB of RAM are available along with the existing 512MB and 1GB options. Gears now cost US$0.02 to $0.10 per hour.

The service is now available in Bulgaria, Greece, Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Croatia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Cyprus and Malta.

A community version of OpenShift Online is also available, as well as OpenShift Enterprise for private cloud and on-premises deployments.

OpenShift Online competes with PaaS products from Microsoft, Google, IBM, Oracle and SAP. Red Hat touts OpenShift's ability to support a range of languages, including Java, Ruby, PHP and Python, as giving it an edge over rivals.

Global spending on PaaS is expected to grow to $14 billion by 2017 compared to $3.8 billion in 2012, fueled by companies wishing to speed up application development while saving money on IT infrastructure, according to a report recently released by research firm IDC.

That amounts to a 30 percent compound annual growth rate, in contrast to the roughly 4 percent rise in overall IT spending this year, according to IDC.

Chris Kanaracus covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Chris' email address is Chris_Kanaracus@idg.com


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags cloud computingopen sourceinternetOracleGoogleSalesforce.comsoftwareArchitectureSAPRed Hatapplication developmentAmazon Web Servicesdevelopment platformsOBM

Featured

Slideshows

Ingram Micro maintains Showcase 2018 momentum in Wellington

Ingram Micro maintains Showcase 2018 momentum in Wellington

Ingram Micro maintained Showcase 2018 momentum in Wellington, hosting more than 40 vendors at TSB Arena. Under the banner of Leading the Way, the event demonstrated what’s new, what’s next and how it can be used to improve business and everyday life.

Ingram Micro maintains Showcase 2018 momentum in Wellington
Ingram Micro launches Showcase 2018 in Christchurch

Ingram Micro launches Showcase 2018 in Christchurch

Ingram Micro kickstarted Showcase 2018 in Christchurch, hosting more than 40 vendors at Horncastle Arena. Under the banner of Leading the Way, the event demonstrated what’s new, what’s next and how it can be used to improve business and everyday life.

Ingram Micro launches Showcase 2018 in Christchurch
Data breach notification laws in NZ: How can partners prepare?

Data breach notification laws in NZ: How can partners prepare?

This exclusive Reseller News Roundtable outlined the responsibilities facing security partners today, assessing risk while evaluating the role of the vendor in providing added layers of protection.

Data breach notification laws in NZ: How can partners prepare?
Show Comments