Red Hat OpenShift is a multifaceted, open source container application platform from Red Hat Inc. for the development, deployment and management of applications.
Rearchitected during 2016 and 2017 to take advantage of advancements in cloud technology — most notably, containers — OpenShift provides developers with an integrated development environment (IDE) for building and deploying Docker-formatted containers, and then managing them with the open source Kubernetes container orchestration platform.
Why use Red Hat OpenShift
As container use increases in app development and production, services such as OpenShift offer ways to manage and automate a large amount of containers. Doing so frees up developers from the manual management of containers.
Also, OpenShift can help IT organizations bridge legacy servers supporting traditional applications and modern, microservices-based work. These features feed into a mobile-first approach for companies that want to produce smartphone and tablet apps quickly.
Finally, OpenShift’s options promote continuous app development and common tools for development and operations teams. This approach is a cornerstone of DevOps efforts.
How Red Hat OpenShift works
According to Red Hat, the key to OpenShift lies in the combination of Docker containers and Kubernetes orchestration, both built on RHEL.
By using Docker at its model, OpenShift enables any app created with it to run anywhere else that Docker containers are supported.
After developers push code to OpenShift either through software version control or continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) systems, OpenShift orchestrates how and when the apps run. It also enables dev teams to fix, fine tune and scale those apps as quickly as needed.
Containers associated with OpenShift can serve as web frameworks or stateful services, according to Red Hat.
In addition to enabling developers to create their own containers, OpenShift provides an online container catalog with contributions from Red Hat and third parties. Some popular categories include container management, mobile application development, operating systems, programming languages, logging and monitoring, and database management.
Red Hat OpenShift customer success stories
Ford Motor Company speeds development and delivery with Red Hat OpenShift
Ford Motor Company seeks to provide mobility solutions at accessible prices to its custom-ers, including dealerships and parts distributors who sell to a variety of retail and commercial consumers. To speed delivery and simplify maintenance, the company sought to create a con-tainer-based application platform to modernize its legacy stateful applications and optimize its hardware use. With this platform, based on Red Hat OpenShift and supported by Red Hat and Sysdig technology, Ford has improved developer productivity, enhanced its security and compliance approach, and optimized its hardware use to improve operating costs. Now, the company can focus on exploring new ways to innovate, from big data to machine learning and artificial intelligence.
“Kubernetes and OpenShift have really forced us to think differently about our problems, because we can’t solve new business challenges with traditional approaches… We’re now well-situated for future success.”
Satish PuranamTechnical Specialist, Cloud Platforms,Ford Motor Company
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Japan CO-OP Mutual Aid Consumers’ Co-operative Association (JCIF) is a compensatory insurance organization that pays mutual aid to its members in the event of illness or injury.
To improve its services — including policyholder support and applications — JCIF sought to replace its monolithic legacy infrastructure with flexible, cost-effective, and efficient application development.
JCIF used Red Hat OpenShift to create a Kubernetes-based application environment using Linux containers. The organization worked with Red Hat Support to optimize its deployment, from container creation to performance tuning and log setting. During the initial consultation, system design, and development phases, JCIF also worked closely with ITOCHU Techno-Solutions (CTC), a Red Hat Advanced Business Partner.
- Replaced server-by-server approach with container-level flexibility
- Improved time to market for customer-facing websites and in-demand features
- Established flexible scalability to more easily and cost-effectively respond to traffic increases
“In our search for a product that will offer agility and flexibility, we introduced Red Hat OpenShift as our web systems infrastructure, and it performed as expected.”
Manager, Web Systems Development Department, Development Division,
Japan Co-op Insurance Consumers’ Co-operative Federation (JCIF)
NEC Corporation Onboards Red Hat OpenShift to Streamline Air Travel
The industry’s most comprehensive enterprise Kubernetes platform underpins new system to speed the travel experience, from passenger check-in to baggage claim
RALEIGH, N.C. — August 19, 2020 —
Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that NEC Corporation has used Red Hat OpenShift as the foundation for Narita International Airport’s new “Check-in to boarding experience” known as “One ID” in Japan. One ID covers the entire passenger experience within an airport, from check-in to boarding, and uses Red Hat OpenShift to provide the massive scale and flexibility required to handle peak passenger volume at Narita.
By combining NEC’s biometric scanning technology with Red Hat’s OpenShift, we have built an agile and highly scalable platform for the future utilizing open, robust and flexible container services
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