What is OpenShift?
OpenShift is Red Hat’s version of the Kubernetes container platform which, like other versions of Kubernetes, enables developers to run cloud-native applications. OpenShift is commonly used by (but not limited to) larger enterprise companies for testing, development, and deployment of containerized applications.
What challenges does OpenShift solve?
OpenShift exists in both managed (PaaS) and self-hosted (on-premise) versions but can also be used in a hyper cloud setup, where certain parts of the setup are self-hosted while other components (e.g., the control plane) can be hosted in a cloud environment.
At its core, OpenShift solves the challenge of running your containerized applications. Whether you are developing for microservices or monolith architecture, OpenShift can be configured for scaling, deployment, and routing. Additionally, the solution provides a solid foundation for managing inbound and outbound traffic - all features that, when in place, can help increase productivity and security.
What are the advantages of using OpenShift?
OpenShift comes with a very user-friendly UI, which includes an application catalogue, making it easy for your developers to get started, for example with deploying a database or a CI/CD pipeline. On the observability front, OpenShift comes with an integrated platform monitoring using Prometheus and Grafana, providing your DevOps team with the necessary insights into the cluster’s health from day one.
How can Tech Chapter help you get started with OpenShift?
Tech Chapter’s DevOps consultants have hands-on experience with the OpenShift platform through years of client collaborations and are ready to assist your company with the setup and configurations of both OpenShift and CI/CD pipelines (such as Argo CD or Flux CD).
As part of our service catalogue, we are offering training and support for development teams, ensuring that you always have the necessary knowledge and skills to fully leverage the features of the OpenShift platform.
In addition to OpenShift, our Tech Chapter DevOps consultants also have experience with other Kubernetes variants such as Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), and Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE).