OpenShift is a Cloud Paas that provides a cloud application development platform for automating hosting, configuration, deployment, and administration of application stacks in a flexible cloud environment. It provides application developers with self-service access to deploy applications easily on-demand.
Openshift is ideal for developing, deploying, and distributing your cloud applications. It’s beneficial to have a container application platform that introduces Docker and Kubernetes in a business environment.
There are many benefits that OpenShift can bring to your business such as:
Open Source: With native Docker and Kubernetes integrations, users have the freedom of Open Source without the technological limitations or the business development plan imposed by a specific vendor.
Provisioning self-service: Developers can quickly and easily create on-demand applications directly from the most used tools, while at the same time allowing operational teams to maintain complete control of the environment.
Supported Languages: Developers can easily run multiple languages, frameworks, and databases on the same platform.
User Interfaces: Developers have direct access to a wealth of command line tools, a dynamic multi-device web console, and built-in Eclipse-based development environments such as Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio.
Integrated management: By direct implementation of Red Hat CloudForms in the product, in addition to the single container, users can also view the entire infrastructure in real time.
Kubernetes, or k8s (or "kube" in short), is an Open Source platform that automates operations on Linux containers, eliminating many of the manual processes required to deploy and scale containerized applications.
For companies that use containers, the reasons for choosing Kubernetes can be summarized with a single term: orchestration. Orchestration allows you to interact with entire container groups simultaneously, plan and implement a container register, as well as provide network, storage, security, and telemetry services.
Docker IT software, on the other hand, is a containerization technology that allows you to create and use Linux containers. Docker lets you handle containers as extremely lightweight modular virtual machines. Additionally, you can create, install, copy and move containers from one environment to another in an extremely flexible way.
Because of Red Hat, OpenShift, Docker and Kubernetes have been introduced to businesses. OpenShift integrates the architecture, processes, platforms, and services required for operational and development teams, and speeds up and simplifies the creation, development and deployment activities of virtually any infrastructure, public or private.
The secret for a long-term success of innovation and growth lies in container storage platforms and the ability to accommodate the DevOps methodology to accelerate deployment of applications in hybrid cloud environments. With Red Hat OpenShift all this is possible on-premise, hosting or a public cloud.