Red Hat has released the new version of its container image registry for the enterprises— Red Hat Quay 3. This is a major release of Quay that brings support for multiple architectures and Windows containers.
First released in 2013, Quay is a distributed and highly available container image registry that provides storage and enables enterprises to build, distribute, and deploy containers.
Red Hat Quay 3 is focused on security, scalability, and automation. The new support for multiple architectures will allow enterprises to run containers on more platforms. They will also be able to use different systems like IBM Power LE and Z System Workloads, ARM-based IoT devices, and Windows-based workloads.
Red Hat Quay will now support storing of Windows container images. Users can also use Red Hat Enterprise Linux-based images for the Quay container. The company said that building Quay on an RHEL-based image can bring more reliability, security, performance, and consistent operational model.
On the security front, Quay will now come with support for multiple authentication systems and identity providers. For instance, it will provide vulnerability scanning via integration with the Clair security scanner. Furthermore, it will provide encrypted CLI passwords, detailed logging of events for auditing, etc.
For the users of Red Hat OpenShift, the company mentioned that Quay is well-suited for these users because of its security and automation features. Red Hat will build tighter integration between OpenShift and Quay in the future.
“By including a configuration UI in this release, we are making strides toward our goal to help make Quay easier to run on Kubernetes and other deployments. It can automatically deploy changes to nodes and can trigger Kubernetes blue-green deployments of Quay containers for configuration updates,” explained Dirk Herrmann – Principal Product Manager Red Hat OpenShift, in a blog post.
“This can help make running Quay on OpenShift easier because you can deploy changes to the configuration of Quay itself more easily than in previous versions.”
Along with it, Red Hat has also changed its logo after around 20 years of its proposition.