What is Red Hat 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.
Red Hat OpenShift is a tool in the Platform as a Service category of a tech stack.
Red Hat OpenShift is an open source tool with 887 GitHub stars and 530 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Red Hat OpenShift's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Red Hat OpenShift?
121 companies reportedly use Red Hat OpenShift in their tech stacks, including Accenture, ViaVarejo, and Runtastic.
1018 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Red Hat OpenShift.
Red Hat OpenShift Integrations
New Relic, Travis CI, Datadog, Twilio SendGrid, and AWS Cloud9 are some of the popular tools that integrate with Red Hat OpenShift. Here's a list of all 29 tools that integrate with Red Hat OpenShift.
Pros of Red Hat OpenShift
Good free plan
Clean and simple architecture
Ability to run CRON jobs
Easier than Heroku for a WordPress blog
Good balance between Heroku and AWS for flexibility
Free, Easy Setup, Lot of Gear or D.I.Y Gear
Shell access to gears
Logging & Metrics
Runs Anywhere - AWS, GCP, Azure
No credit card needed
Because it is easy to manage
Overly complicated and over engineered in majority of e
Its free and offer custom domain usage
Autoscaling at a good price point
Easy setup and great customer support
Great free plan with excellent support
This is the only free one among the three as of today
Decisions about Red Hat OpenShift
Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Red Hat OpenShift in their tech stack.
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We are a midsize company, and we are using Jenkins as our CI/CD tool on Red Hat OpenShift. We anticipate to grow bigger and are planning to have multiple Jenkins per squad. We are fighting the battle of Jenkins on EC2 vs RedHat keeping in mind
1) centrally managing the Jenkins
2) Jenkins config as a code
3) Auto Scale
4) Disaster Recovery
5) Upgrading Jenkins and its plugins
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Red Hat 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
Red Hat OpenShift Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to Red Hat OpenShift?
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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.
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.