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Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

Faster application delivery

Get your application to market ahead of your competition

Innovative software is what determines today’s market leaders. It’s how companies are overturning traditional business and distinguishing themselves from their competition. We believe the path to successful long-term growth and innovation lies in the cloud—via Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). Whether it’s an on-premise product like OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat® or a public product like OpenShift Online by Red Hat, you’ll have access to an award-winning platform that helps get your next big idea to market ahead of your competition.


Empower developers to work quickly and efficiently

  • Accelerate development

    Go from concept to production faster by empowering your developers—without compromising operations.

  • Use infrastructure efficiently

    Implement advanced, container-based, distributed services that scale. Bring portability to the applications that make your business run.

  • Ensure application portability

    With a docker-based container model secured by Red Hat and an orchestration engine based on Google Kubernetes, you get the best of community-powered innovation from someone who understands the needs of large organizations.

  • Give developers choice

    Let them use the interfaces, languages, frameworks, services, clouds, elasticity, and infrastructure they know and love.

Product details

Make it easier to write custom apps in support of your business objectives

What is PaaS?

PaaS is a cloud application platform that automates the hosting, configuration, deployment, and administration of application stacks in an elastic cloud environment. It gives application developers self-service access so they can easily deploy applications on demand.

A platform that's prepared for whatever comes your way

Easily scale applications to handle increased traffic and demand. With OpenShift, you can deploy an application with scaling and high availability enabled by default.

Read the OpenShift Enterprise datasheet

Avoid lock-in with application portability

We built OpenShift with standards in mind. Any application written on OpenShift can easily be moved to another environment that supports the same languages, preventing vendor dependency and freeing you from lock-in.

Exploit the benefits of open source

Built on fully open source technologies, you control your particular implementation. You aren't restricted to the technology and business roadmap of a specific vendor—so you have visibility into the technology on which you're basing your business. And open source offers another benefit: the ability to collaborate with other communities and companies to drive innovation in areas that are important to you.

Build a stronger cloud on rock-solid technologies

OpenShift’s container-based architecture helps us to be faster and more efficient.


Services and support

We don't just sell you technology. We stand by it.

Invest in your or your team's skills

Our training courses are hands-on and role-based. This means students stay at their keyboards for up to 80% of a course, boosting the retention of skills they'll use every day. We offer several convenient ways to train and save, with training facilities around the world. Visit our student center to learn more, or read some training successes.

Deploying Containerized Applications Technical Overview (DO080)

Introduce yourself to deploying applications in containers using Docker, Kubernetes, and OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat® with Deploying Containerized Applications Technical Overview (DO080).

Containerizing Software Applications (DO276)

Learn how to design containers for the deployment of an existing application across multiple containers, build and test those containers using Docker, and deploy the application in a Kubernetes cluster to achieve high availability and load balancing.

OpenShift Enterprise Administration (DO280)

Learn how to deploy, configure, and maintain OpenShift Enterprise broker and OpenShift Enterprise node hosts. You'll also learn how to deploy and manage applications in the OpenShift Enterprise cloud environment.

OpenShift Enterprise Development (DO290)

Immerse yourself in a DevOps environment through the use of agile software development methodology, test-driven development, continuous integration, and a standard operating environment through the use of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) to create, update, and maintain applications using OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat.

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Have what it takes? Prove it.

Employers notice Red Hat certifications. They know that to become Red Hat Certified Professionals, candidates must complete real-world tasks using our technologies—not just answer questions about them. Build your career by getting certified. We offer multiple exam locations and ways to train.

Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Platform-as-a-Service

Prove your skills to develop, host, and scale applications in a cloud environment.

Learn more about Red Hat certifications

Rely on the experts

Let Red Hat Consulting help you successfully deploy OpenShift by Red Hat. We offer flexible engagement models to help meet your IT goals. Have unallocated end-of-year budget? Consider using Consulting Units to secure resources you'll need in the upcoming year—without committing to a specific topic up front.

Cloud and Virtualization

Accelerate your PaaS deployment with Red Hat Consulting.

Cloud Pathway

Explore cloud viability, develop a strategic roadmap for cloud adoption, and establish a cloud platform to serve as the foundation for your present and future cloud computing initiatives. Download the datasheet.

Red Hat Enterprise PaaS Architecture Service

Accelerate your application development, deployment, and delivery timelines with an integrated PaaS solution.

Learn more about Red Hat Consulting

Together, we can do more

Collaboration is a pillar of the open source community. And it's how Red Hat approaches support. Connect to Red Hat Support to access industry-leading technical resources available in our award-winning Red Hat Customer Portal anywhere, any time.

We're listening

In keeping with the open source way, we like to keep the lines of communication open. So whether you're a customer or just interested in learning more, connect with us. We’re eager to answer questions.

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PaaS models

The OpenShift platform is available in 2 different consumption models from Red Hat

Public PaaS

OpenShift Online is Red Hat’s hosted public PaaS that offers an application development, build, deployment, and hosting solution in the cloud.

  • Lets applications scale automatically in an elastic cloud environment
  • Faster time to market
  • Free sign-up: Available for developers to check out all the great features and capabilities, and start coding and running applications on OpenShift Online today
Learn more about OpenShift Online

Private PaaS

OpenShift Enterprise takes the same open source PaaS platform that powers the OpenShift Online hosted service and packages it for customers who want an on-premise or private cloud deployment.

  • A private PaaS that you control and manage within the constraints of your enterprise standards
  • Helps you increase developer productivity, streamline application service delivery, and achieve an elastic, on-demand cloud platform

Learn more about OpenShift Enterprise

Calculate the potential cost savings and business value from implementing OpenShift Enterprise


Red Hat cited as a "Visionary" in Gartner Magic Quadrant for OpenShift Online (Gartner registration required)

OpenShift by Red Hat wins InfoWorld's 2015 Technology of the Year Award

OpenShift by Red Hat wins the 2014 SIIA CODiE Award for Best Cloud Platform as a Service

OpenShift by Red Hat wins the Best PaaS award in the Asia Cloud Awards 2013

See more industry recognition and awards

Related resources

Case studies

The FICO Decision Management Platform is built on OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat, which provides the PaaS tools and support FICO needed to rapidly scale the platform and Analytic Cloud.
Cloud9 IDE
By integrating OpenShift Online into its product, Cloud9 IDE helps developers collaborate from anywhere in the world, at any time.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Moving to a fully interoperable PaaS offering, built on OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat, has allowed the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to deliver a flexible development and hosting environment that has fostered innovation and increased peace of mind.
See all OpenShift case studies

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