Open source solutions provider Red Hat this week announced its vision for a Platform-as-a Service solution, which is designed to provide cloud customers with flexibility and choice across both private and public clouds.

The Platform-as-a Service (PaaS) solution will be incorporated into Cloud Foundation, the product portfolio that Red Hat announced in June. Red Hat bills itself as the only vendor with the infrastructure capable of delivering an open source, flexible cloud stack, incorporating operating system, middleware and virtualization.

Based on JBoss Enterprise Middleware, Red Hat PaaS is designed to allow enterprises, cloud service providers, independent software vendors, and software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers to take existing assets, develop new applications and deploy them to a wide range of public and private clouds, said Red Hat.

Red Hat said it expects to offer a comprehensive reference architecture, which will help customers protect their existing IT investments by enabling existing applications to be re-purposed within private and public clouds.

“With growing interest in the benefits of cloud computing, enterprises are looking to leverage cloud deployment of existing applications as well as develop new applications in the cloud,” Craig Muzilla, vice president and general manager of the Middleware Business Unit at Red Hat, said in a statement. “We believe that Red Hat PaaS will be ideally suited to deliver the flexibility required by CIOs to respond to business needs with rapid development and deployment and simplified management."



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