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What is OpenShift?

OpenShift is Red Hat's Cloud Computing Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering. OpenShift is an application platform in the cloud where application developers and teams can build, test, deploy, and run their applications.
OpenShift is a tool in the Platform as a Service category of a tech stack.
OpenShift is an open source tool with 914 GitHub stars and 561 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to OpenShift's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses OpenShift?

67 companies reportedly use OpenShift in their tech stacks, including Hazeorid, Cloud9 IDE, and LooWID.

364 developers on StackShare have stated that they use OpenShift.

OpenShift Integrations

New Relic, Twilio SendGrid, Sauce Labs, Keen, and Blitz are some of the popular tools that integrate with OpenShift. Here's a list of all 24 tools that integrate with OpenShift.

Why developers like OpenShift?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use OpenShift
OpenShift Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose OpenShift in their tech stack.

Conor Myhrvold
Conor Myhrvold
Tech Brand Mgr, Office of CTO at Uber · | 11 upvotes · 346.4K views
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Apache Spark

How Uber developed the open source, end-to-end distributed tracing Jaeger , now a CNCF project:

Distributed tracing is quickly becoming a must-have component in the tools that organizations use to monitor their complex, microservice-based architectures. At Uber, our open source distributed tracing system Jaeger saw large-scale internal adoption throughout 2016, integrated into hundreds of microservices and now recording thousands of traces every second.

Here is the story of how we got here, from investigating off-the-shelf solutions like Zipkin, to why we switched from pull to push architecture, and how distributed tracing will continue to evolve:

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Bindings/Operator: Python Java Node.js Go C++ Kubernetes JavaScript OpenShift C# Apache Spark

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Michael Ionita
Michael Ionita
CTO at GmbH · | 6 upvotes · 2.5K views

We use Kubernetes because we decided to migrate to a hosted cluster (not AWS) and still be able to scale our clusters up and down depending on load. By wrapping it with OpenShift we are now able to easily adapt to demand but also able to separate concerns into separate Pods depending on use-cases we have.

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Heroku vs OpenShift. I've never decided which one is better. Heroku is easier to configure. Openshift provide a better machine for free. Heroku has many addons for free. I've chosen Heroku because of easy initial set-up. I had deployment based on git push. I also tried direct deployment of jar file. Currently Heroku runs my Docker image. Heroku has very good documentation like for beginners. So if you want to start with something, let's follow Heroku. On the other hand OpenShift seems like a PRO tool supported by @RedHat.

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Spring Boot
Apache Maven
Sonatype Nexus

We use Docker for our #DeploymentWorkflow along with OpenShift SonarQube Sonatype Nexus GitLab Vault Apache Maven AngularJS Spring-Boot

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SG-TravelBuddy server application is hosted on Red Hat OpenShift Online (v3). SG-TravelBuddy mobile (Android) app is connecting to this server for data operations. OpenShift

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Michael Ionita
Michael Ionita
CTO at GmbH · | 1 upvotes · 815 views

We use OpenShift because it's easy to manage a cluster of servers even with a small team and it's cheaper to operate than AWS.

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OpenShift's Features

  • Built-in support for Node.js, Ruby, Python, PHP, Perl, and Java (the standard in today's Enterprise)
  • OpenShift is extensible with a customizable cartridge functionality that allows developers to add any other language they wish. We've seen everything from Clojure to Cobol running on OpenShift.
  • OpenShift supports frameworks ranging from Spring, to Rails, to Play
  • Autoscaling- OpenShift can scale your application by adding additional instances of your application and enabling clustering. Alternatively, you can manually scale the amount of resources with which your application is deployed when needed.
  • OpenShift by Red Hat is built on open-source technologies (Red Hat Enterprise Linux- RHEL).
  • One Click Deployment- Deploying to the OpenShift platform is as easy a clicking a button or entering a "Git push" command.

OpenShift Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to OpenShift?
Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions.
Cloud Foundry
Cloud Foundry is an open platform as a service (PaaS) that provides a choice of clouds, developer frameworks, and application services. Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy, and scale applications.
OpenStack is a cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, all managed through a dashboard that gives administrators control while empowering their users to provision resources through a web interface.
The Docker Platform is the industry-leading container platform for continuous, high-velocity innovation, enabling organizations to seamlessly build and share any application — from legacy to what comes next — and securely run them anywhere
Heroku is a cloud application platform – a new way of building and deploying web apps. Heroku lets app developers spend 100% of their time on their application code, not managing servers, deployment, ongoing operations, or scaling.
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OpenShift's Stats

OpenShift's Followers
417 developers follow OpenShift to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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