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Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

Faster container application delivery

Get your application to market ahead of your competition

A container platform is software that allows you to provision, manage, and scale container-based applications. Red Hat OpenShift is a container application development and hosting platform that automates the tedious management tasks so you can focus on development and writing apps to meet business goals.

Whether it’s Red Hat® OpenShift Container Platform (on-premise), Red Hat OpenShift Online (public cloud service), or Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated (hosted service), you have an award-winning container platform that helps get your next big idea to market before your competition.


Empower development and operations to work quickly and efficiently

  • Accelerate business innovation

    Go from concept to production faster. Give your developers and operations teams the tools they need to iterate faster and reduce time between application releases.

  • Enable DevOps and microservices applications

    Develop, deploy, and automate modular, reliable, and serviceable applications across your infrastructure—regardless of the application's architecture.

  • Enterprise-grade security and scalability

    The foundation of OpenShift is the Red Hat Enterprise Linux® operating system which provides stability and security for your applications.

  • Hybrid cloud ready

    Respond to demand intelligently across private and public clouds. Handle peak demand without downtime or manual intervention.

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

Why use Red Hat OpenShift?

OpenShift is a complete container application platform that provides all aspects of the application development process in one consistent solution that can span across multiple infrastructure footprints.

OpenShift integrates all of the architecture, processes, platforms, and services needed to empower development and operations teams. Now they can create their ideal cloud computing service tailored for applications, integration, or mobile.

A platform prepared for whatever comes your way

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

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Avoid lock-in with application portability

We built Red Hat 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.

Benefits from 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. Open source offers another benefit: the ability to collaborate with other communities and companies to further 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 Red Hat OpenShift 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 broker and OpenShift node hosts. You'll also learn how to deploy and manage applications in the OpenShift 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 Red Hat OpenShift.

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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.

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Rely on the experts

Let Red Hat Consulting help you successfully deploy Red Hat OpenShift. 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 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.

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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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OpenShift offerings

Find the container platform that fits your needs

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform takes the same open source platform that powers the OpenShift Online hosted service and packages it for customers who want to deploy it inside their public or private datacenters.

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Red Hat OpenShift Online

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

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Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated

OpenShift Dedicated provides managed, single-tenant OpenShift environments on the public cloud. Installed and managed by Red Hat, these clusters can provide additional resources as needed, use Red Hat JBoss® Middleware and partner services, integrate with an existing authentication system, and connect to a private datacenter.

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Red Hat OpenShift won InfoWorld's 2016 Technology of the Year Award

Red Hat OpenShift won Best Platform-as-a-Service at the 2016 SIIA CODiE Awards

Red Hat OpenShift won Best Platform-as-a-Service at the 2012-2013 Cloud Awards

OpenShift Enterprise was named the 2013 Gold Winner in the Platform-as-a-Service category by Network Products Guide

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

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Case studies

To meet changing customer demand, the €4 billion company needed a new computing platform that was highly available, flexible, and tolerant to infrastructure fluctuations. Amadeus chose Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform as the foundation for its new application infrastructure.
Like many large organizations, Cisco IT was getting swamped with app requests. Without new staff resources, they were looking at what they could do to meet those requests using the resources they had, and the skills their team excelled at. The good news? Red Hat OpenShift Container Application Platform was able to help.
The FICO Decision Management Platform is built on Red Hat OpenShift, which provides the PaaS tools and support FICO needed to rapidly scale the platform and Analytic Cloud.
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Moving to a fully interoperable PaaS offering, built on Red Hat OpenShift, 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.
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