Red Hat has announced new pricing and memory options for its commercial public Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering, OpenShift Online.
With OpenShift Online, developers can build, launch and host innovative applications in the public cloud. The elastic, multi-language, PaaS architecture of OpenShift Online automates the provisioning, management and scaling of applications so developers can focus on writing the code for these applications for their business, startup, or next big idea.
In the last year, OpenShift Online witnessed a growth of 259 percent in its user base and its application count also increased by 322 percent year-over-year.
Red Hat introduced OpenShift Online’s commercial offering – known as the Silver tier – in June 2013. With today’s announcement, the company is expanding Silver tier availability to 14 new Eurozone countries, including Greece, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Cyprus and Malta.
Additionally, with today’s announcement, Red Hat is lowering OpenShift Online’s gear/hour pricing by 50 percent and providing additional gear sizes to host larger applications. With this change, gear/hour prices now range from just $0.02 cents to $0.10. In addition to Small (512 MB) and Medium (1GB) gears, developers can now choose Large (2GB) gears, offering them a larger memory option to run their most demanding applications.
Developers can now build and host applications more efficiently than ever, without sacrificing development time to tune application efficiency or scalability.
New gear/hour pricing for OpenShift Online is effective immediately. Additional memory options and expanded global access to OpenShift Online will be available in December 2013.
The company has also expanded its OpenShift partner ecosystem, with several new partners to help deliver on its vision to deliver even more choice to developers across public, private and hybrid cloud deployments.
“Whether its an expansive portfolio of complementary technologies or a rich network of partners to help end-users reap the benefits of cloud, customers want choice,” said Julio Tapia, director, OpenShift ecosystem, Red Hat. “With the OpenShift Partner Program, Red Hat continues to build upon our goal to bring developers and customers the industry’s broadest ecosystem to meet their evolving needs. Today’s announcement highlights the breadth and depth of partners OpenShift is attracting, and the joint value we can deliver to customers.”