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Red Hat OpenShift

Red Hat OpenShift


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.

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10 out of 10
May 10, 2024
It is a very good product for on-prem management. It is easy to pre-configure and use, and it has good security capabilities to enhance …
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Popular Features

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  • Scalability (180)
  • Platform access control (169)
  • Upgrades and platform fixes (168)
  • Platform management overhead (167)

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Video Reviews

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Keeping it Modernized - Red Hat OpenShift Review from a Systems Analyst
IT Systems Engineer Gets Honest | OpenShift Review
Thoughts from an Administrator - Red Hat OpenShift Review
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  • $0.08 per hour
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Product Demos

Demo: How to try out single-node OpenShift from Red Hat


Hands-on demo of Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS

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Platform as a Service is the set of tools and services designed to make coding and deploying applications much more efficient

Avg 8.2
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Product Details

What is Red Hat OpenShift?

Red Hat® OpenShift® is a unified platform to build, modernize, and deploy applications at scale. It includes an enterprise-ready Kubernetes solution with a choice of deployment and consumption options to meet the needs of the business. OpenShift delivers a consistent experience across public cloud, on-premise, hybrid cloud, or edge architecture. It includes multiple advanced open source capabilities that are tested and integrated with the underlying certified Kubernetes environment, such as Red Hat OpenShift Serverless, Red Hat OpenShift Pipelines, and Red Hat OpenShift GitOps. Red Hat OpenShift gives users the choice of running cloud services or self-managed editions:

Cloud Services Editions
  • Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS: A turnkey application platform that provides a managed Red Hat OpenShift service running natively on Amazon Web Services (AWS) used by organizations to increase operational efficiency, refocus on innovation, and build, deploy, and scale applications.
  • Microsoft Azure Red Hat OpenShift: Red Hat and Microsoft jointly engineer, manage, and support the platform, used by organizations to increase operational efficiency, refocus on innovation, and quickly build, deploy, and scale applications.
  • Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated: A managed Red Hat OpenShift offering on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud.
  • Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud: A managed Red Hat OpenShift cloud service that reduces operational complexity and helps organizations build and scale applications with the security of IBM Cloud.
Why choose Red Hat OpenShift cloud services?
Red Hat OpenShift cloud services automate the deployment and management of Red Hat OpenShift clusters, so organizations can build, deploy and scale applications quickly without having to incorporate and learn new technologies and processes, or manage integrations. It also helps users to:
  • Reduce security & compliance risk through 24x7 global SRE coverage.
  • Limit operational and staffing dependencies attached to particular providers.
  • Reduce integration bottlenecks with repeatability and consistency for multi-cloud deployments.

Self-Managed Editions
Why choose self-managed Red Hat OpenShift?
Red Hat OpenShift self-managed editions provide more control and flexibility over OpenShift deployments. Self-managed editions allow deployment on any private or public cloud, on bare metal, or at the edge. In addition, long-term support provides flexible life cycles providing the option to choose when to upgrade to the next version of Red Hat OpenShift.

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Red Hat OpenShift Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

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 starts at $0.076.

Tanzu Application Platform, SUSE Rancher, and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) are common alternatives for Red Hat OpenShift.

Reviewers rate Scalability highest, with a score of 8.8.

The most common users of Red Hat OpenShift are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Reviews and Ratings


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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
  • Red Hat has gone a very long way towards making the migration from other hypervisors, such as Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization or VMware into Red Hat OpenShift virtualization. So the migration, albeit offline, works very well.
  • I don't know that it would actually be possible, but minimizing the downtime and being able to facilitate a migration without service outages.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • One thing is the way how it works with the GitHubs model on an enterprise business, how the hub and spoke topology works. Hub cluster topology works the way how there is a governance model to enforce policies. The R back models, the Red Hat OpenShift virtualization that supports the cube board and developer workspace is one big feature within. So yes, these are all some features I would call out.
  • I wouldn't necessarily say there is look everyday technology transform. I can see a trend wherein Red Hat OpenShift is adopting all the new technology trends and helping their customers align with their priorities and the emerging technology trends. I wouldn't call out various scope for development every day. There is scope for development. It is all how the organizations adopt it and how they deliver it to their customers. I don't want to call out there is scope for development. It's happening. It is a never ending process.
  • At the moment, I don't have anything to call out. We are experiencing Red Hat OpenShift and we can see every day they're coming up with new features as and when they come up with new features, we want to experience it more and more. We are looking for opportunities wherein this can be leveraged to help our users and partners.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • One of the big advantages of Red Hat OpenShift is, especially over Kubernetes itself, is that it provides a lot of built-in operators for doing a lot of different things right out of the box that you don't have to worry about trying to configure. So one of the big ones is, I mean, right in your face is that user interface and being able to work with it inside of a browser. And I think that works very, very well.
  • So I don't know that this is a specific disadvantage for Red Hat OpenShift. It's a challenge for anything that Kubernetes face is. There's an extremely large learning curve associated with it and once you get to the point where you're comfortable with it, it's really not bad. But beating that learning curve is a challenge. I've done a couple presentations on our implementation of Red Hat OpenShift at various conferences and one of the slides I always have in there is a tweet from years ago that said, "I tried to teach somebody Kubernetes once. Now neither of us knows what it is."
May 13, 2024

Fantastic tool !!!

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • It automates deployment process which ensures seamless updates without any manual intervention.
  • Its scaling capabilities allows application to scale both horizontally and vertically based on demand. Like, during peak traffic hours it automatically spin up extra container and spin down during off-peak hours. It efficiently manages fluctuating workloads.
  • It automatically detects and recover from failure which minimizes downtime.
  • UI and UX can be more simplified and that would become an added advantages along with the powerful features it offers.
  • Great compatibility with many DevOps tools but faces issue integration with many third party tools.
  • Network configuration is complex which can be improved by making easier network policies.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
  • The first interviews we have with our clients are most time they're coming from vanilla Kubernetes. And the best benefit which Red Hat OpenShift provides in very early stages, we have a supported Kubernetes platform and we have a full Red Hat support behind that. And on top of that, we can use all the other Red Hat OpenShift tools, which are already built in because it's not easy to install, monitoring, logging, for example. So I would say batteries included and that's the best fit for us and for the customers.
  • I would say that's the logging part because Red Hat OpenShift write tons of locks and if most time in the finance industry, we cannot use the built in logging infrastructure for compliance reasons. And we have to forward the logs out of the system and this is, it's too much, which we forward from one cluster. Most time we'll build up multi clusters, so we speak about 10 or more clusters. And if you send log files from 10 or more clusters, the logging systems are not prepared to take that much load. And then really often you have license problems with the logging system, so that's not really, really fun. So logging could be improved.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Providing Dev and prod environment for web apps to run and be tested.
  • Deploying application in a consistent way.
  • One click vm building.
  • Because of how different virtualization is done, there is a learning curve to overcome when switching to it from another hypervisor.
  • Documentation needs to be improved. Just finding the details to set it up is a burden that will keep some people using it.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Faster deployment of business applications
  • Provide high availability
  • Provide autoscaling of applications and platform
  • Faster upgrade and low maintenance
  • Building new Red Hat OpenShift clusters should be faster and consistent
  • Application migrations from one cluster to another should be less disruptive
  • Red Hat OpenShift upgrade should have a path to rollback if it doesn’t work for our environment due to issues / bugs
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Horizontal pod scaling based on memory and CPU usage
  • One click upgrade
  • 0 downtime deployment
  • Auto scaling based application transaction volume
  • Upgrade rollback option
  • Windows containers identity provider connect
May 10, 2024

My review

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Singular platform
  • Auromation
  • Clean interface
  • Documentation
  • Pricepoint
  • Integration with other Red Hat products
May 10, 2024

New Customer

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Containers
  • Storage
  • Documentation
  • Make it easier to deploy in airgapped environments
  • Need more docs on oc cli commands
  • Less clutter on ui
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