Red Hat OpenShift 4.8, the latest version of this well-known enterprise Kubernetes platform, would let companies create new cloud-native applications faster without abandoning old environments or IT investments. Red Hat OpenShift 4.8 would provide a strong platform for developing and connecting different workloads across the hybrid cloud.
Red Hat OpenShift 4.8 would provide a standard basis for businesses to create, deploy, and run a hybrid mix of applications and services more reliably. The latest release of Red Hat OpenShift would help further accelerate developing and running a mix of applications across the entirety of the hybrid cloud.
“Red Hat understands that no two applications are alike and each has unique needs. Red Hat OpenShift is designed to support organizations regardless of workload type or where an application lives across the hybrid cloud,” said Joe Fernandes, vice president and general manager, Cloud Platforms, Red Hat. “With Red Hat OpenShift 4.8, we further that vision by making it even easier for organizations to run a diverse mix of workloads from data driven intelligent applications to the mission critical traditional applications that teams are working to modernize.”
Red Hat OpenShift 4.8, based on Kubernetes 1.21 and CRI-O 1.21 runtime interface, would further simplify the developer experience while helping expand the use cases and workload possibilities across industries. New features and enhancements would include:
- IPv6/IPv4 dual stack and IPv6 single stack support – offers interoperability and communications for applications in settings that use IPv6 in addition to IPv4, such as Cloud-Native Network Functions for telecoms and government organizations throughout the world that require IPv6 support. This feature would aid in the security of applications, as well as regulatory compliance.
- OpenShift Pipelines – Users may declaratively create, version, and monitor changes to their application delivery pipelines in Git repositories alongside their application source code. Developers may use the Git process to automate the deployment of their CI/CD pipelines, allowing the company to convert code into features at a quicker and more secure pace. Developers may use the Git workflow to manage their pipelines and provide an audit trail when Git commits are made as the pipelines are modified collaboratively over time.
- An enhanced developer experience within the OpenShift console – Spring Boot developers will be able to code and test locally before releasing the code more widely. In addition, Red Hat OpenShift 4.8 adds sophisticated scaling options to the developer dashboard to help with serverless development.
- OpenShift Serverless functions capability – On OpenShift, it allows developers to construct and run functions on demand. OpenShift Serverless services, which are currently available as a technology preview, aim to simplify, automate, and speed up application development and operations by reducing the load of manual infrastructure provisioning and scaling.
- OpenShift sandboxed containers – Providing a more secure container runtime utilizing lightweight virtual machines, based on the Kata Containers open source project. This offers features for particular workloads that require highly strict application-level security, and it’s available as a technology preview. While the robust security features of Linux containers are sufficient for the vast majority of applications and services, sandboxed containers provide an extra degree of isolation that is appropriate for extremely sensitive activities such as privileged workloads or executing untrusted code.
Red Hat OpenShift 4.8 is expected to be generally available in July, including the ability to try it on the Developer Sandbox for Red Hat Openshift.
“Cloud-native applications on the hybrid cloud need seamless access to cloud database services,” said Sarah Branfman, Vice President of Partners, MongoDB. “MongoDB built a Kubernetes operator for MongoDB Atlas, which is now certified with Red Hat OpenShift to provide our mutual customers an automated way to deploy, run and scale cloud and hybrid deployments as part of app development and operations on OpenShift.”