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A developer’s workday does not have to be complicated.

Red Hat® OpenShift® reduces the complexity of application development and allows developers to focus on building and delivering results with the tools of their choice.

Red Hat OpenShift meets development teams where they are. Red Hat’s trusted platform lets developers use the tools they rely on across a variety of applications, including cloud-native, legacy, and modernized applications, wherever they are deployed — on premise, in the cloud, or at the edge. 

Red Hat OpenShift enables developers to be productive in their day-to-day work by allowing  them to focus on coding and building applications instead of spending time setting up and managing infrastructure.

Teams work better together by leveraging OpenShift’s comprehensive capabilities for trusted, secure, scalable, and consistent application development.

Icon-Red_Hat-Media_and_documents-Quotemark_Open-B-Red-RGB [Red Hat OpenShift] allows us to focus our scarce DevOps resources on improving our applications and delivering automation to our software developers, instead of managing our Kubernetes-centric platform, patching it, securing it, improving it.

Kent Norton

CTO, Brightly

OpenShift simplifies a developer's work, ensuring they have everything they need to excel while building, deploying, and maintaining applications. The comprehensive application platform gives development teams the flexibility to consistently deploy applications where they want, and build faster.

A Red Hat OpenShift subscription includes Red Hat OpenShift Dev Spaces, a command-line interface (CLI) and integration with Integrated Developer Environments (IDEs), providing a convenient, familiar, and reliable foundation for development teams to work. A zero-configuration development environment and self-service provisioning capabilities support quick onboarding and faster and consistent development.

When combined with Openshift, Red Hat Developer Hub allows platform engineering teams to offer software templates and pre-architected approaches to maximize developer skills, ease onboarding, and increase development productivity. Red Hat Developer Hub reduces cognitive load and frustration for development teams so they can focus on  writing code and delivering features faster.

With OpenShift, developers can build more secure applications and avoid development and deployment delays with continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines and automated checkpoints.

OpenShift delivers development environments with core platform security for containers, deployments, and networks to help integrate safeguards in the environment and code from the start. Authentication and identity access management across the cluster determine access for users and what they can do.

Security teams can further embed guardrails into developer workflows so security practices can be defined and deployed early in the software development life cycle (SDLC)Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security for Kubernetes (RHACS) supports a consistent approach to security and compliance across the application lifecycle, from build to runtime, with vulnerability and misconfiguration assessment, risk profiling, and compliance assurance.

Developers also benefit from Red Hat-tested content for building container images. Red Hat Quay provides a trusted container image registry to help developers get quick access to source content and move code quickly from development to deployment, managing supply chain risk.

Red Hat OpenShift clears a rapid path to production by providing integrated CI/CD and GitOps tools for a consistent approach to software development and delivery regardless of how and where applications are deployed. You can also choose from certified third-party tools, available on OpenShift with Red Hat’s broad ISV ecosystem.

Developers need a variety of tools to be successful in their day-to-day job. The OpenShift Operator Framework enables developers to choose from a variety of integrated open-source tools, including databases, application services, and APIs. OpenShift AI provides teams with on-demand access to artificial intelligence and machine learning resources, so they can focus on exploring data, building apps, and innovating. Red Hat Application Foundations further delivers application runtimes, frameworks, API management, data streaming, and event-driven services to empower developers. 

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Red Hat® OpenShift® provides a centralized collaboration platform to help your organization scale DevOps.

Red Hat® Developer Hub provides the tools to build an internal developer platform, a critical part of maintaining a DevOps culture.

Red Hat® Trusted Software Supply Chain helps organizations build security into the software development life cycle from the start.

Red Hat® Ansible® Automation Platform automates the major stages of CI/CD pipelines, becoming the activating tool of DevOps methodologies.



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