Red Hat (RHT)'s OpenShift Enterprise private platform-as-a-service (PaaS) can now be deployed within on-premise datacenters or in private, public or hybrid clouds, along with updated pluggable technology cartridges, the open source software company announced this week.

OpenShift Enterprise 1.2 said the new availability will enhance developer productivity and IT service delivery. In addition, the company said it now offers new cartridge design and specifications to complement the cartridge infrastructure within OpenShift. This new feature enables OpenShift Enterprise customers and partners to make additional self-service technology services available to developers.

In addition to new cartridges, OpenShift Enterprise 1.2 also gives developers the ability to create secure socket layer (SSL) subdomains and take advantage of WebSocket for networking support.

Red Hat Cloud and OpenShift General Manager Ashesh Badani said in his prepared remarks that these OpenShift Enterprise updates offer developers and customers choice and freedom in the cloud.

"We want to create the best environment for developers to deploy their applications, and the self-service updates to this version of OpenShift Enterprise through the new cartridge design will allow this greater freedom in how users choose to run their applications," he said.

OpenShift Enterprise 1.2 is available immediately in North America, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, and to select customers in Asia and Latin America. The company has plans for global availability in the coming month

Back in June the company announced commercial availability for OpenShift Online, the company's open source-based public platform-as-a-service (PaaS) cloud offering.

Red Hat also released its Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure this week to drive hybrid deployments.