RedHat has announced several updates to its tools, with Red Hat OpenStack Platform 16.2 and Red Hat OpenShift 4.9 and Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management 2.4 now generally available.

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 16.2 adds new features such as the ability to run VMs and cloud-native applications in parallel, as well as new hardware options, including scalable 3rd generation Intel Xeon processors and other next-generation x86 architectures.

The company also announced new edge features for the latest versions of Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes.

With Red Hat OpenShift 4.9, now generally available, users can now deploy OpenShift on a single node.

“One-Node OpenShift combines both control and worker functions in a single server for integration in space-constrained environments,” said Red Hat.

“In addition, single node OpenShift provides operational independence for edge locations as there is no dependency on a centralized Kubernetes control plane – which makes it much easier for edge locations that may have connectivity gaps, such as remote cell towers or manufacturing facilities.”

Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management 2.4 now offers the ability to manage up to 2,000 clusters on a single hub along with IPv6 dual-stack support for the managed fleet.

It can also provide management capabilities for single-node OpenShift, remote worker nodes, and 3-node clusters, according to Red Hat.

As part of the Red Hat update, hub-side policy templates were also introduced that reduce the number of policies required for high-scale management scenarios by reading a single policy on the hub and applying it to different cluster scenarios. Advanced Cluster Management 2.4 .

“The new capabilities of Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management help expand the possibilities of the open hybrid cloud – they provide a common foundation for innovation from local data centers to the largest corporate networks,” said Red Hat Stefanie Chiras, Senior Vice President of the Platforms Business Group.

Two months ago, Red Hat expanded the range of research and science-related organizations that can access Red Hat’s academic subscription program. With the expansion, these organizations can use RHEL not just for research or teaching, but the full range of Linux applications.

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