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Red Hat OpenShift

Red Hat® OpenShift® is an enterprise-ready Kubernetes container platform with full-stack automated operations to manage hybrid cloud, multicloud, and edge deployments. Red Hat OpenShift is optimized to improve developer productivity and promote innovation. 

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What is Red Hat OpenShift?

Red Hat OpenShift is the leading enterprise Kubernetes platform*, built for an open hybrid cloud strategy. Red Hat OpenShift’s full-stack automated operations, consistent experience—across all environments—and self-service provisioning for developers lets teams work together to more efficiently move ideas from development to production.

Red Hat OpenShift is available as a fully managed cloud service on leading public clouds, or as a self-managed software offering for organizations requiring more customization.

*The Forrester Wave™: Multicloud Container Development Platforms, Q3 2020

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Features and benefits

Red Hat OpenShift includes an enterprise-grade Linux operating system, container runtime, networking, monitoring, registry, and authentication and authorization solutions. Automate life-cycle management to get increased security, tailored operations solutions, easy-to-manage cluster operations, and application portability.

Operate containers that scale

You have a lot of choices in Kubernetes solutions. Red Hat OpenShift stands out as a leader with a security-focused, supported Kubernetes platform—including a Red Hat Enterprise Linux foundation. We also offer expert training and consulting for customers that need further support.

What is Kubernetes?

Develop your apps with the languages and tools you want and deploy through container images. Use pre-created quickstart application templates to build your app languages, frameworks, and databases with 1 click.

Build your apps faster

Outcomes of using Red Hat OpenShift

Architecture

Consistency across any infrastructure

Red Hat OpenShift provides a consistent application platform for the management of existing, modernized, and cloud-native applications that runs on any cloud. 

Red Hat OpenShift provides a common abstraction layer across any infrastructure to give both developers and operations teams commonality in how applications are packaged, deployed, and managed. This allows you to run applications where it makes the most sense, without creating different operational models because of the host environment.

Whitepaper: Principles of container-based application design

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Development

Develop innovative applications faster

Develop faster with a complete enterprise Kubernetes platform to build, test, deploy, and run applications. Red Hat OpenShift includes self-service access to developer tools, a browser-based IDE, a broad selection of coding languages, data and storage services, and full CI/CD services for automating application delivery and supporting a DevOps process.

Red Hat OpenShift also gives you the ability to integrate and use public cloud services such as AI/ML or analytics, and access to a commercial ISV software marketplace for the platform.

E-book: Kubernetes patterns for designing cloud-native applications

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Operations

Run and manage applications anywhere

With Red Hat OpenShift, sysadmins and operations teams can manage applications, virtual machines, and containers from a single control plane. Regardless of where Red Hat OpenShift is installed the interface remains the same for administrators and developers, allowing you to control clusters, services, and roles for multiple teams from a central administrative console.

Automate Kubernetes operations with OpenShift Operators and standardize automation in application delivery using built-in CI/CD tools.

E-book: Kubernetes Operators: Automating the container orchestration platform

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Red Hat OpenShift plans

The flexibility of Red Hat OpenShift starts with where you deploy it. The questions you should ask yourself are: Where will I deploy Red Hat OpenShift? Who sends me the bill? Who will manage and support it?

You can deploy Red Hat OpenShift as a managed service on your preferred cloud provider for a seamless experience on Azure, AWS, IBM Cloud, or Google Cloud.

For greater control, choose a self-managed deployment of Red Hat OpenShift on any private or public cloud, on bare metal, or at the edge. Read our sizing and subscription guide to better understand the subscription model for self-managed Red Hat OpenShift offerings.

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A shared technological foundation

Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud strategy is built on the technological foundation of Linux®, containers, and automation. An open hybrid cloud approach gives you the flexibility to run your applications anywhere you need them.

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Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform

Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform helps Red Hat OpenShift users create and run reusable infrastructure as code and automate provisioning tasks for cloud providers, storage solutions, and other infrastructure components.

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Red Hat OpenShift

Red Hat OpenShift delivers a complete application platform for both traditional and cloud-native apps allowing them to run anywhere. Built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and compatible with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, Red Hat OpenShift enables automation inside and outside your Kubernetes clusters.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is the proven foundation for Red Hat OpenShift, certified on thousands of hardware and cloud vendor technologies. This means the security, performance, interoperability, and innovation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux is extended throughout your infrastructure to provide a single platform that can run wherever you need it.

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How our customers use Red Hat OpenShift

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Employers created a central app environment and automated policy processes, resulting in a 40% increase in 3-year sales and a better customer experience.

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Argentina’s Ministry of Health built a national digital health network that has united data sources to protect patient information and improve the patient experience.

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Deutsche Bank built a containerized, microservices-based application development platform that shortened development cycles and improved efficiency.

Training and certification

Container Adoption Boot Camp

This intensive, hands-on offering teaches you how to create, develop, use, deploy, and access containers as DevOps and digital transformation tools. No push-ups required.

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