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What is Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform?

Red Hat® OpenShift® Container Platform is a consistent hybrid cloud foundation for building and scaling containerized applications. Red Hat OpenShift is trusted by thousands of customers in every industry to deliver business-critical applications, whether they’re migrating existing workloads to the cloud or building new experiences for customers. It’s also backed by one of the leading Kubernetes contributors, Red Hat. 

Expand your OpenShift experience

Bring bigger ideas to life when you choose our lead self-managed offering, Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus. OpenShift Platform Plus includes everything that comes with OpenShift Container Platform, along with a set of powerful, optimized tools to secure, protect, and manage your apps.

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Red Hat named a Leader in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Container Management

Red Hat named a Challenger in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for DevOps Platforms

Red Hat OpenShift named a leader by Forrester Research in The Forrester Wave™: Multicloud Container Platforms, Q4 2023

Features & benefits

Accelerate application development and delivery

Red Hat OpenShift integrates tested and trusted services to reduce the friction of developing, modernizing, deploying, running, and managing applications. Developer-friendly workflows, including built-in CI/CD pipelines and source-to-image capability, enable you to go straight from application code to container.

Automated upgrades, cloud-like ease

Red Hat OpenShift comes with a streamlined, automatic install so you can get up and running with Kubernetes as quickly as possible. Once installed, Red Hat OpenShift uses Kubernetes Operators for push-button, automatic platform updates for the container host, Kubernetes cluster, and application services running on the cluster.

Consistent foundation for on-premise and public cloud workloads

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform delivers a trusted Kubernetes application platform to support every application and environment. The platform ships with a user-friendly console to view and manage all your clusters so you have enhanced visibility across multiple deployments.

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Trusted platform

Red Hat OpenShift builds security checks into your container stack—starting with Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® and continuing throughout the application life cycle.

Built-in monitoring

Red Hat OpenShift includes Prometheus, the standard for cloud-native cluster and application monitoring. Use Grafana dashboards for visualization.

On-demand environments

Self-service for application teams to access approved services and infrastructure, with centralized management and administration.

Ecosystem integration

Red Hat has worked with hundreds of partners to validate technology integrations with Red Hat OpenShift, so organizations can make the most of their existing investments.

Centralized policy management

Red Hat OpenShift gives administrators a single place to implement and enforce policies across multiple teams, with a unified console across all Red Hat OpenShift clusters.

Certified Kubernetes

Red Hat OpenShift is part of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Certified Kubernetes program, ensuring compatibility and interoperability between your container workloads.

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Builds on the capabilities of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform with a complete platform for accelerating application development and application modernization. Download the datasheet.


  • Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes
  • Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security for Kubernetes
  • Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation Essentials
  • Red Hat Quay

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Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

Adds a full set of operations and developer services and tools that includes everything in the Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes Engine plus additional features. Download the datasheet.


  • Developer console
  • Red Hat OpenShift Serverless 
  • Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh
  • Red Hat OpenShift Pipelines and Red Hat OpenShift GitOps


Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes Engine

Delivers the foundational, security-focused capabilities of enterprise Kubernetes on Red Hat Enterprise Linux CoreOS to run containers in hybrid cloud environments. Download the datasheet.


  • Administrator console
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux CoreOS immutable container operation system
  • Red Hat OpenShift Virtualization

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A Red Hat subscription offers production-ready code, life-cycle management, software interoperability, and the flexibility to choose from multiple supported versions.

It also gives you access to a community of experts, thousands of software, cloud, and hardware partners, knowledge resources, security updates, and support tools that you can't get anywhere else.

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