Openshift : Pioneer in the World of Automation

Why Use OpenShift?

OpenShift provides a common platform for enterprise units to host their applications on cloud without worrying about the underlying operating system. This makes it very easy to use, develop, and deploy applications on cloud. One of the key features is, it provides managed hardware and network resources for all kinds of development and testing. With OpenShift, PaaS developer has the freedom to design their required environment with specifications.

History of OpenShift

OpenShift originally came from Red Hat’s acquisition of Makara- a company with a proprietary PaaS solution based on Linux containers. Even though OpenShift was announced in May 2011, it was proprietary technology and did not become open-source until May of 2012. Up until v3, the container technology and container orchestration technology used custom-developed technologies. This changed in v3 with the adoption of Docker as the container technology, and Kubernetes as the container orchestration technology. The v4 product has many other architectural changes — a prominent one being a shift to using CRI-O as the container runtime (and Podman for interacting with pods and containers), and Buildah as the container build tool, thus breaking the exclusive dependency on Docker.

Some insights of industry use cases of openshift:

USe-Case Of Openshift

Enable DevOps and department-wide collaboration

The DevOps process relies upon transparent communication between all involved parties. Containerization provides a convenient means of enabling your IT operations staff to test instances of a new app. OpenShift assists this process by making it easy to test apps throughout your IT architecture without being impeded by framework conflicts, deployment issues, or language discrepancies. One industry that can benefit from OpenShift’s enablement of enhanced DevOps processes is the Webhosting and development field. Companies competing in this industry are constantly racing to offer their customers enhanced functionality. For instance, as web commerce increases by leaps and bounds, companies and individuals progressively look to sell their products over the web. They can do this by adding web sales functionality to their own sites via widgets designed for this purpose, or by purchasing sites with built-in sales functionality.

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform Takes Digital Innovation Into the Fast Lane With BMW Group

The BMW Group wanted a more flexible application infrastructure to provide more agile development and IT operations methodologies. Using the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, the Group could provide a more secure and stable platform that allowed for container-based deployments. It also allows traditional applications to coexist alongside new, cloud-native, and container-based applications.The BMW Group can now choose the technology that most closely delivers on its needs at any moment in time. Ashesh Badanivice, president and general manager of OpenShift Red Hat said, “The BMW Group shows just how an organization can embrace agile methodologies and modern container technologies to deliver business value and an enhanced customer experience.”

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