Running as a Kubernetes service, OpenShift Data Foundation is engineered, tested, and qualified to provide data services for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform on any infrastructure (Figure 1). OpenShift Data Foundation can also be decoupled and managed as a separate, independently scalable data store, delivering data for one or many Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform clusters.
Figure 1. Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation offers integral services to address scalability, data resiliency, security, governance, and data discovery needs.
Deployed, consumed, and managed through the Red Hat OpenShift administrator console, the platform is built upon Ceph, Noobaa, and Rook technologies, offering tightly integrated, persistent data services for Red Hat OpenShift in hybrid and multicloud environments. This level of integration removes the guesswork from running Kubernetes applications across multiple platforms and provides the data storage functionality, data services, and data protection that enterprises require. Dynamic, stateful, and highly available container-native storage can be provisioned and deprovisioned on demand.
To increase agility, organizations need to reduce complexity for cloud-based applications and data, allowing rapid and flexible deployment of application data in any cloud. OpenShift Data Foundation ignites cross-team collaboration by providing simplified access to a consistent data platform experi-ence. Self-service access from different user, developer, and administrator roles delivers storage on-demand with a click, not with a ticket. Easy to install, intuitive to monitor, and simple to start, organizations spend less time managing separate platforms and more time delivering value, allowing them to:
- Provide accessible data and support for all their Red Hat OpenShift apps.
- Simplify data management across hybrid cloud while providing easy access, faster innovation, and instant insights.
Consistent user experience
Because OpenShift Data Foundation runs as a service in Red Hat OpenShift, users benefit from a consistent user experience independent of where the data resides. Whether you are building cloud-native apps with Kubernetes or just beginning your journey to cloud technology, your team gets a consistent hybrid cloud environment with intuitive data services across any infrastructure. Developers can build once and deploy anywhere. Data scientists get the ability to generate insights faster. Administrators can manage with consistency across cloud footprints, allowing them to:
- Deliver a unified end-user experience for data services for consistency across clouds and confidence across teams.
- Provide an all-in-one view of Red Hat OpenShift data with a comprehensive on-demand data platform.
Moving to cloud technology cannot come at the expense of application performance. OpenShift Data Foundation supports scalability to multiple petabytes with resiliency and peak performance. Organizations can dynamically provision across any environment—bare metal, virtual machines, or hybrid cloud—all through the Red Hat OpenShift administrator console. Native object support in OpenShift Data Foundation dramatically increases input/output (I/O) performance, yielding performance at scale for every workload. Organizations can:
- Scale data services with the confidence to go anywhere and span any cloud.
- Innovate at scale while supporting all types of Red Hat OpenShift workloads, allowing easy object data-sharing across geographic locations and platforms.