The rise of microservices and containerized environments comes with its own set of demands and challenges for developers. Developers are being asked to quickly and reliably bring new features to market, and adhere to strict best practices.
A microservices architecture requires many more servers than a traditional architecture. Most developers dread the process of provisioning more servers, because it typically has been a very time consuming endeavor. Regularly updating environments and configuring additional servers for new software features is a long, daunting challenge.
These pain points have been recognized by the community, and have led to the emergence of projects that can configure a lightweight server and deploy the code to it during the build process. The benefit here is that now, all you have to do is run the build artifact, and the application and server are ready to go.
Red Hat OpenShift Application Runtimes (RHOAR) simplifies this even further. RHOAR is a new tool from Red Hat that streamlines the orchestration process by offering native integration for common applications.
Benefits of RHOAR:
1. The OpenShift Service Catalog makes provisioning new services easy
Services such as databases, middleware, or even cloud services – like RDS and S3 – can be selected via the service catalog and quickly configured via a series of simple dialogs.
2. The platform already includes native support for five runtimes
- Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) – existing Java EE / Spring apps
- WildFly Swarm running MicroProfile – Java EE centric MSA
- Spring Boot/Cloud – Spring centric MSA
- Vert.x – greenfield reactive Java
3. Built-in integration
RHOAR comes with built-in integration with automation CI/CD tools like Git, Maven, and Jenkins. This helps to ensure that you maintain the best practices for development while increasing team velocity.
Microservices and containers are changing the way teams develop and deploy applications. As the number of tasks and complexity of tasks involved in doing a job increase, the methodologies and tools must evolve to keep pace.
Luckily, RHOAR is ahead of the curve on this one. If you work with microservice architectures, this product can seriously simplify your life and save you time.
- More information about Red Hat OpenShift Application Runtimes
- Red Hat partners guide your journey to cloud-native development
Ready to learn more? Watch this quick RHOAR overview