Red Hat has introduced the latest version of its enterprise Kubernetes platform. According to the company, Red Hat OpenShift 4.2 aims to make cloud-native technologies easier to use and more accessible for developers via capabilities that automate the set-up and management of Kubernetes environments. This enables developers to focus on building the next-generation of enterprise applications without requiring deep Kubernetes expertise.

The latest version also adds ready-to-use developer services that address needs around service mesh, serverless execution and cloud-native CI/CD pipelines, all of which are designed to help fuel developer productivity around Kubernetes-based applications:

Moreover, developers benefit from Red Hat CodeReady Containers which enables them to install a pre-built OpenShift environment on a laptop for local development. This provides a framework that ties together container development tools with a local cluster, making it easier to build cloud-native applications locally and, when ready, deploy to a full OpenShift environment.

This release also supports OpenShift Container Storage 4, currently in beta.

Red Hat said it will make available OpenShift 4.2 in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, it can be tried out at try.openshift.com.

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