Red Hat, an Open source software provider, has announced the availability of OpenShift 4.13, the company’s container management platform based on Kubernetes 1.26 and Crio 1.26. The latest release is designed to accelerate modern application development and delivery across the hybrid cloud with enhanced security, flexibility, and scalability.
As organizations continue to scale operating environments and workloads, Kubernetes serves as a crucial orchestration and management tool. It allows businesses to deploy and manage applications consistently across hybrid environments, enabling them to efficiently allocate resources, optimize workload distribution, and dynamically scale applications to meet changing demands. Red Hat OpenShift 4.13 seeks to ease the deployment of Kubernetes across the open hybrid cloud while focusing on securing and managing these environments.
Version 4.13 has a number of new features:
- Enhanced security across infrastructure and workloads. OpenShift 4.13 strengthens the security and business continuity of applications across the hybrid cloud by reinforcing security best practices with certificate management, data encryptions, and policy enforcement.
- Improved scalability across workloads and the hybrid cloud. The new release enables users to automatically scale applications with the Custom Metrics Autoscaler operator, scale control plane nodes with a single click on Azure and Google Cloud, and schedule workloads with the NUMA Resources Operator.
- More flexible options for edge computing across clouds. In this latest version, deploying a compact three node cluster is now supported on AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and VMware vSphere. Users can also deploy single node OpenShift on x86-based instances in AWS.