With a standardized container infrastructure in place, IT operations teams can focus on building out and managing clusters of containers, meeting their security standards, automation needs, high availability requirements, and ultimately their cost profiles. The Red Hat Host Platform includes all the necessary tools to define containerized applications and run them.
Specific types of applications will require additional components, many of which can be delivered in container form. Middleware libraries, services, frameworks, and tools are widely used by developers to build enterprise applications, integrate applications and data, and automate business processes; these can be integrated with an enterprise PaaS. For example, Red Hat xPaaS Services makes middleware available through OpenShift. An Mobile Backend-as-a-Service (MBaaS) accelerates the development, integration, deployment, and management of mobile solutions with features like centralized security, policy management, and access control.
RED HAT’S APPROACH TO DEVOPS
Red Hat is your best DevOps partner. In part, this is because we have a comprehensive portfolio of open hybrid cloud technologies on which to run your DevOps implementation and to automate your application development and delivery processes.
We can also help you accelerate the adoption of DevOps by assessing your software delivery environment and introducing tools and methodologies for improving application life-cycle management. We consider your organization’s people, processes, and technology to establish a foundation that addresses priority areas such as standardization, optimization, automation, monitoring, management, and delivery pipelines.
More broadly, we have years of experience working with open source communities and making open source safe and consumable for enterprises.
This is critical, because, in the aforementioned IDC survey,3 82% of respondents said that open source was important and a significant, or even critical, enabler for their DevOps initiatives. Furthermore, experienced DevOps users were both more likely to be using a “significant” amount of open source and to cite key DevOps benefits such as agility and autonomy. The most important open source DevOps benefits cited were developer team productivity/agility, greater developer autonomy, faster business innovation, and IT operations team productivity/agility.
The importance of open source to DevOps highlights the advantages of the way Red Hat works with diverse communities and drives innovation as a leading contributor of code in a wide range of upstream communities relevant to DevOps such as docker, Kubernetes, and OpenStack. Red Hat also has a long track record of delivering infrastructure and application stacks based on open source components. For example, Red Hat deploys open source DevOps tooling at scale; 2.8 million apps run on OpenShift Online with Jenkins optionally available for CICD. And no less important than knowing how to harness the power of the open source model is understanding how to apply it in the context of existing organizations with demanding enterprise IT requirements.
Furthermore, with Red Hat, you join broad and deep communities including one of the largest developer ecosystems built around JBoss and OpenShift technologies and partners, the most certified applications applications available on any Linux® platform—and, most recently, the creation of a robust certification program for containerized applications.
At Red Hat, we have the capabilities and the know-how to help you take advantage of open source innovation in cloud and DevOps. And that means you can do more for your customers and your business.