Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced advancements to its award-winning, private Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering, OpenShift Enterprise. OpenShift Enterprise 1.2 is now available for deployment within on-premise datacenters or in private, public, or hybrid clouds with updated pluggable technology cartridges and other enhancements. The updates to OpenShift Enterprise 1.2 continue Red Hat’s commitment to enhance developer productivity and IT service delivery with PaaS offerings that enable developers to design and code applications without losing time on technology integration. With OpenShift Enterprise and the company’s recently announced, commercially available public PaaS offering, OpenShift Online, Red Hat is the only enterprise software company with public and private open source PaaS offerings. The strength and value of the OpenShift platform continues to be demonstrated through adoption by global systems integrators, leading edge start-ups, and large established enterprises. OpenShift Enterprise is a versatile platform for application development, operations, and IT architecture as it provides users with access to a cloud-based application platform built on a trusted stack of open source Red Hat technologies, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, and OpenShift Origin, the upstream code that powers both OpenShift Enterprise and OpenShift Online. OpenShift Enterprise automates much of the provisioning and systems management of the application platform stack in a way that enables the IT team to more easily meet growing business demands for new application services. OpenShift Enterprise also provides an on-demand, elastic, scalable, and fully configured application development, testing and hosting environment for application developers so that they can focus on coding these new application services. With its unique Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) approach to handling secure multitenancy, OpenShift Enterprise also offers reliable security and multi-tenancy with the ability to subdivide the operating system instances for efficiency.