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In today's fast-paced world, software development, and the resulting applications, have become an essential part of any business. It is no longer just a support function but a strategic tool to drive innovation and growth. However, building a solid foundation for application development and deployment can be challenging, especially for enterprises with legacy systems and complex IT infrastructures. This is where Red Hat OpenShift comes in as a modern hybrid cloud application platform foundation that can alleviate these issues.

What is OpenShift?

OpenShift is a modern application platform that abstracts away all the day-to-day operational tasks from development teams, increasing their efficiency by allowing developers to write their code and spin it up for testing inside automated hybrid cloud-based environments, without worrying about the underlying infrastructure. This unrestricted innovation allows developers to unleash their abilities and hold the keys to innovation. Every new code commit can introduce new features that can be targeted at new markets, new revenue streams, and new customers.

The Dream for Cloud-Native Applications

OpenShift is a dream come true for those looking to develop cloud-native applications. By providing predefined development environments and integrating with Red Hat Application Services, it ensures that developers can zero in on application creation, leaving behind concerns about implementation intricacies. 

Data Management and AI Integration

Red Hat OpenShift is instrumented from top to bottom and includes observability tools baked into the platform. It's also designed to handle large amounts of data and allocate storage for that data over time. As an application platform, data teams can even build their analysis platform using the same tools and application platform that the rest of the company uses. OpenShift Data Science and its comprehensive AI/ML partner ecosystem allow businesses to effortlessly integrate machine learning operations, from modeling to application development and delivery.

Prioritizing Security

Security is a top priority for any business, especially in an era where cyber threats are ever-looming. OpenShift champions the 'shift-left' approach, integrating security early and throughout the development cycle. Its array of out-of-the-box developer tools, CI/CD capabilities, and a focus on security ensures a safe and efficient software supply chain.

Flexibility and Implementation Options

Furthermore, OpenShift is a highly flexible platform that offers a wide range of implementation options to cater to the diverse needs of businesses. Whether you prefer a fully managed cloud service on AWS, Google Cloud, or Microsoft Azure, or a self-managed software deployed across hybrid clouds, OpenShift has got you covered. Regardless of the implementation option you choose, you can expect a consistent development, deployment, and management experience with OpenShift. From managed services to wholesale on-prem self-administered implementations, OpenShift's versatility makes it an ideal choice for businesses of all sizes and types.

Support and Services

On top of that, Red Hat OpenShift is fully supported by Red Hat and its dedicated engineering teams all the way from the operating system to the individual developer tools. As a leader in open-source software, Red Hat advocates for its customers and contributes new ideas upstream while packaging the innovation of the open-source community into a hardened modern enterprise application platform, OpenShift. Every customer is supported by a highly collaborative team of trusted advisors and talented support engineers. However, recognizing that not all businesses have the in-house resources, skills, or knowledge to implement a successful modern application platform, Red Hat consulting services step in. They offer detailed guidance in modernizing, migrating, and developing applications with expert services and practical tools that incorporate culture, process, and technology.

Conclusion

Wrapping up,  Red Hat OpenShift is undeniably a game-changer. Its consistent, trusted, and proven track record sets it apart - just ask our customers and industry analysts. It empowers businesses to construct modern applications using the latest architectural patterns and provides an all-inclusive application platform to manage the entire application life cycle. With advanced security features, end-to-end development, deployment and management capabilities, and unparalleled support from Red Hat, OpenShift provides businesses a roadmap to the future, ensuring they remain at the forefront of innovation and efficiency.

Take the Next Step

Are you ready to transform your applications and elevate your application platform capabilities? Dive deeper into the world of modern application platforms with our eBook, "Innovate and transform with a modern application platform." This comprehensive guide offers valuable insights and practical advice to help you navigate your journey. Download the eBook now and embark on a transformative application platform journey with Red Hat OpenShift.

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