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Red Hat OpenShift and Kubernetes: Part 2

8/13/2020 by LRS IT Solutions

In a previous post, we provided an overview of Red Hat OpenShift and Kubernetes.

We explained how OpenShift is a family of containerization software, and that its flagship product is the OpenShift Container Platform—an on-premises platform as a service built around Docker containers orchestrated and managed by Kubernetes on a foundation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Now, let’s look at the key features of Kubernetes and OpenShift.


  • Offers the freedom to take advantage of on-premises, hybrid, or public cloud infrastructure, letting you effortlessly move workloads
  • Delivers rigorous self-checking of servers and containers
  • Is scalable enough to modify storage needs based on requirements
  • Is executable in varied environments and cloud setups
  • Can automatically choose the ideal container location
  • Provides seamless integration with popular storage systems
  • Has strong and active user community support

If you need more reasons to consider Kubernetes, users cite these:

  • Strong Application Support: Kubernetes has added support for a broad spectrum of programming frameworks and languages, which enables it to satisfy a variety of use cases
  • Mature Architecture: The architecture of Kubernetes is preferred because of its association with Google’s Engineers, who have worked on the product for almost ten years.
  • Developmental Support: Because Kubernetes has a large and active online user community, new features get added frequently. Additionally, the user community also provides technical support that encourages collaborations.

As we noted in our earlier blog post, RedHat OpenShift is an enterprise Kubernetes application platform. Teams implementing the platform gain:

  • An enterprise-grade Kubernetes distribution with hundreds of security, defect, and performance fixes in each release.
  • Support for multiple languages such as Go, Node JS, Ruby, Python, Java, Perl, PHP, etc.
  • Rapid app development with DevOps methodology
  • Enables scaling of containerized applications automatically or manually
  • Inbuilt security checks across the container and application stack
  • Application visualization and monitoring through Prometheus
  • Unified policy implementation for users
  • Easy migration to newer OS without rebuilding containerization orchestration

Red Hat validates popular storage and networking plug-ins for Kubernetes and includes built-in monitoring, logging, and analytics solutions for IT teams. Red Hat OpenShift offers developers their choice of languages, frameworks, middleware, and databases, along with build and deploy automation through CI/CD to supercharge productivity.

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