Why choose Red Hat for containers?
Red Hat's container-focused solutions and training offerings give you the infrastructure, platform, control, and knowledge to take advantage of everything containers have to offer.
Containers are popular, and for good reason. They make application delivery faster. They make it easier for teams to work together, without worrying about different deployment environments. They can also be an effective part of your security solution and application integration strategy. How will you implement a container solution that best fits the needs of your organization?
Through open source, open standards, and years of experience, Red Hat is your best partner in all things containers.
We're here to help, with the entire stack
Red Hat can help at all levels of the stack. Whether it's the host operating system that runs the containers, verified container images, a container registry, or an orchestration platform and management tools you need to control your production environment, Red Hat has a solution you can trust.
Red Hat provides an integrated container platform to implement fully orchestrated, multicontainer applications. Or, do you have just a few "pet" containers running among standard workloads? We can help with that too.
Container technologies come from the community. They are a community-driven, open source, open standards based technology. When selecting and implementing a new technology like containers, it's important to find a partner that understands how to participate in (and innovate within) open source communities. Your partner should also know how to bring those technologies to your business in an accessible and supportable way. The best way to accelerate innovation is by partnering with a company that bases their products and services on community-focused, open source projects and open standards. It's also important to have a partner that you can trust which will never lock you in.
That technology partner is Red Hat.
If as part of your cloud-native development journey you want to deliver distributed, API-enabled services on containers, our experts can help. No matter where you are in the process, we can help your organization develop the practices, tools, and culture needed to more efficiently modernize existing applications and to build new ones.
4 steps to launch your container journey
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What do you need?
At the host level, you have Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®, the most trusted and certified Linux operating system available. For organizations that want to focus only on the application, we offer container-optimized Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host. With these technologies, you can develop new solutions and enable distributed systems/clusters through immutability—freeing administrators to focus on higher-level automation.
Container images have a Linux distribution in them. Running Red Hat Enterprise Linux inside your containers means that you can trust that your current apps—deployed on Red Hat Enterprise Linux—will work the same inside those containers. If you're building your own apps, you get the same level of support and reliable updates for Red Hat Enterprise Linux that you've always depended on. It also means your application is portable. Wherever you can run Red Hat Enterprise Linux, your new containerized apps can run there, too. Develop internally. Deploy to the cloud.
Once you build new container images, you want to be able to share them easily (whether that's with other developers in your organization, or allowing the containers to be pulled in your production environment). You don't have to host your own registry to get started. Instead, use Red Hat Quay and manage everything as a cloud service. If your team requires more control over your data, or if you have specific network security requirements, you can also use Red Hat Quay and deploy on premise or in the cloud.
Do you need a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution? Red Hat OpenShift® is your answer. It's a container application platform that natively integrates technologies like docker, CRI-O, and Kubernetes and combines those with an enterprise foundation in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. And it's available as a private or public, managed or unmanaged cloud. Additionally, Red Hat Marketplace offers automated deployment of certified software on any Red Hat OpenShift cluster.
Containers can eat up storage—lots of storage. But there's an inherent problem with container storage: if a container fails, resident stateful apps in those containers lose their data. Not good. Red Hat Gluster® Storage is integrated with Red Hat OpenShift to provision and manage elastic storage for your containerized apps. This eliminates the need for an independent storage cluster and the expense of traditional, monolithic storage solutions.
Red Hat OpenStack® Platform brings together bare metal, virtual machines, and your containers into a unified system. First you provision hardware, then you provision containers. The hardware exposes resources. The containers consume those resources. Having software-defined resources is useful when you scale your container environment, so you'll benefit from having API-driven provisioning and automation as well as self-service and quota-based access to resources across the stack.
Sometimes it's easier to get everything you need at once. That's where Red Hat Cloud Suite comes in. Red Hat Cloud Suite is a fully open source solution that combines a container-based app development platform, private cloud infrastructure, public cloud interoperability, and a common management framework. Red Hat Cloud Suite modernizes your infrastructure so developers can build services and deliver them to customers and your organization fast, and so IT can retain control and manage the environment from one place.
Red Hat Cloud Suite includes:
Hybrid cloud control
Success relies on choice and flexibility. One size doesn't fit all, so when it comes to your infrastructure, having just a single choice doesn't make much sense. Containers add to those choices—alongside public clouds, private clouds, and traditional infrastructure. Red Hat CloudForms lets you manage this hybrid cloud and your containers in an easily scalable and understandable way. With CloudForms, you can integrate container management systems, like Kubernetes and Red Hat OpenShift, with your Red Hat Virtualization and VMware environments.
Red Hat Ansible® Automation Platform is a great way to compliment the OpenShift Container Platform. If you are already using Ansible automation, Ansible container lets you reuse your Ansible roles and playbooks to create and deploy containerized applications into OpenShift. This is especially helpful because these roles can be used unmodified—letting you manage a single application regardless of the underlying infrastructure (be it containers, virtual machines, or bare metal). Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform can also be used as part of an external provisioning process where cloud servers, cloud resources, and network rules are provisioned before setting up a container platform like OpenShift. Get everything up and running, fast.
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Open innovation with Red Hat
Red Hat’s container solutions are based on open source, community driven technologies like Linux, CRI-O, and Kubernetes. This means more people developing problem-solving software—openly, transparently, and freely. But being open source doesn't guarantee innovation.
Real innovation comes from the open exchange of ideas and working together to solve problems. That's where Red Hat Open Innovation Labs comes in. Immerse your team an intensive, highly focused residency for 3 to 6 of your developers to learn how to build and run container-based apps the Red Hat way.