Red Hat OpenShift

Red Hat OpenShift

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Red Hat OpenShift

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Recent Reviews

Infrastructure Architect

10 out of 10
August 09, 2022
We have installed Openshift on bare metal servers. We are using Openshift to host our containerized applications for 5G systems. The main …
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Red Hat OpenShift 2021 Review

6 out of 10
September 28, 2021
As a Solution Architect working in a managed service provider for hyperscalers, my job is to recommend the best solutions meeting …
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OpenShift - To be or not to be

6 out of 10
September 21, 2021
Our company is trying to build a hybrid K8 cloud environment, which is composed of the public cloud (Azure) and an on-premise private …
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The Good, The Bad, OpenShift

7 out of 10
September 21, 2021
It is used across the company to manage container instances. [The] problem it addresses is to help monitor the health of the containers, …
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Popular Features

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  • Scalability (26)
    8.7
    87%
  • Development environment creation (25)
    8.4
    84%
  • Development environment replication (24)
    8.2
    82%
  • Platform access control (24)
    8.0
    80%

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Pricing

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3-Year Reserved Instance

$0.076

Cloud
Per Hour

1-Year Reserved Instance

$0.114

Cloud
Per Hour

Azure On Demand

$0.171

Cloud
Per Hour

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $42 per month

Features Scorecard

Platform-as-a-Service

7.9
79%

Product Details

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. Under the OpenShift brand, there are three options for clients: Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated, and Red Hat | Microsoft Azure.

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform
  • A Kubernetes platform on clients' own infrastructure designed with security in mind
  • Build, deploy, and manage container-based applications consistently across cloud and on-premises infrastructure
  • Full-stack automated operations to manage hybrid and multicloud deployments

Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated
  • Professionally managed, enterprise grade Kubernetes
  • Private, high-availability OpenShift clusters hosted on Amazon Web Services
  • Delivered as a hosted service and supported by Red Hat

Red Hat | Microsoft Azure
  • Enterprise-grade Kubernetes jointly managed by Microsoft and Red Hat
  • Highly available Red Hat OpenShift clusters hosted on Microsoft Azure
  • Delivered as a hosted service jointly engineered, operated, and supported by Red Hat and Microsoft

Red Hat OpenShift Competitors

Red Hat OpenShift Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
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 $42.

AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Heroku Platform, and CenturyLink Cloud Application Manager are common alternatives for Red Hat OpenShift.

Reviewers rate Scalability highest, with a score of 8.7.

The most common users of Red Hat OpenShift are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Reviews

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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • Easiness of deployment, we can deploy the full stack completely and hardened easier than other container products
  • Used to host different workloads (CNF and VNF).
  • Easy to scale on both the worker and the infra layer
  • Infra nodes do not require subscriptions, which means we are only paying for our workload only, and no hidden costs.
  • For Openshift to be perfect, Red Hat has to follow strict life cycle timelines (i.e. as Openstack), rather than postponing a release for a few days, which will make our life easier when we plan the patching
  • For Openshift to be perfect, Red Hat has to follow a strict roadmap for instance Multus Support for ODF is in Tech Preview since Openshift 4.8 and we are always getting a promise that it will be supported in the next release and it is now Openshift 4.10 and it is not supported yet, that is complicating our design work.
February 08, 2022

OpenShift Review

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Compatibility with most of the infrastructure providers (public or private clouds) and the installations methods
  • User Exprience in the console and the integration between components
  • The management of operators
  • The separation on Dev Experience and Admin Experience in the console
  • The observability stack still looks like it's separated from the rest of the console. Need to be more integrated like providing a feature that will make "easy" todo customize some dashboards
  • The migration between versions in clusters that include a lot of operators sometimes is really risky because of the versions compatilbility
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
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  • Automated installation, upgrades, and life cycle management for every part of your container stack.
  • Service mesh abstracts the logic of interservice communication into a dedicated infrastructure layer, so communication is more efficient, and distributed applications are more resilient.
  • Consistent managed Kubernetes experience for on-premises and cloud-based deployments.
  • You can only install OpenShift on a handful of operating systems, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host (RHELAH), CentOS, Fedora, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).
  • OpenShift has a small community of developers, mostly from Red Hat. As a result, support for this product is limited.
  • Because cluster logs on OpenShift are hard to understand, they are also challenging to manage.
Rishabh Khanna | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Out of the box package of tools and services for DevSecOps practices.
  • Possibility to start small and then scale up.
  • Very nice user interface.
  • There should be a proper way to manage and view logs which will reduce overhead.
  • Community support can be better.
  • Documentation can be improved with best practices.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Route registration is automatic
  • Massive scaling opportunity , both horizontally and vertically
  • Free Trial period
  • More python and nodeJS nodes can be added
  • Checking logs could be made simpler
  • Not practical for small patch updates or deployments
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Security
  • Easy to manage deployments across public, private and hybrid cloud environments
  • Simple and seamless experience with deploying cluster of business applications
  • Ready made monitoring capabilities for PODS
  • Automated deployments based on the business and development requirements
  • Cost is somewhat on the higher side
  • Documentation needs a lot of improvement and detailed information about certain functionalities
  • Support is good, but more videos and small tutorials would be an added advantage
Moris Mendez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • it has a great user-friendly interface
  • guaranteed scalability and flexibility
  • having the Git repositories is great
  • unexpected crashes that require a restart
  • poor accessibility to log records
  • technical support could be improved
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • The same as many similar K8 vendor solutions, OpenShift provides a managed Kubernetes environment with advanced facilitative components built-in.
  • It provides the life cycle management/monitoring toolset to help users better visualize and understand both the application and infrastructure environment.
  • Provides the scaling and recovering mechanism to ensure the high resilience of the application.
  • CI/CD pipeline integration following the DevOps concept.
  • The monitoring feature is still not mature, at least not in satisfying our requirements.
  • Logging is somehow tricky. We can not stream all log info in real-time. Maybe it is our setup issue because we only see a partial log. This is a very negative part of our evaluation.
  • The installation and set up process is a little complex.
  • Only has the Jenkins as the CI/CD.
  • As long as we stay in the pre-built component suite it is fine, but if we want to add more 3rd party components into the portfolio it is not straightforward.
  • Documentation is not sufficient and it is also hard to find troubleshooting info from a public forum, requiring the purchase of the professional service from RedHat, which will lead to bigger cost concerns.
  • The auto-scaling setting is not perfect. It can not apply ad-hoc changes after the initial set up.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Managing multiple container instances across different environments
  • Allows real time tracing of logs
  • Relatively simple UI which does not take much training to get used to
  • There is a limit to how much logs can be viewed on the browser
  • No feature to search the logs (like how it can be done on Splunk)
  • Absence of graphical representation of CPU and Memory usage
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Gears/containers
  • Scaling
  • Deploying new applications is a breeze
  • Excellent configuration and management controls through tools
  • [The] development team can take control of its own hosting and scaling needs without the need for any other team's involvement (apart from the initial setup of course)
  • Performant
  • Polished
  • The shift from v2 to v3 was a huge transition, and Red Hat [OpenShift] really failed at making this step easy for users - their documentation at the time was fairly lacking
  • When things go wrong it can be hard to diagnose
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Very efficient support and very active community on the internet
  • Very efficient and user-friendly UX and CLI
  • Scalable, extensible
  • Multi-platforms, multi-technologies
  • Platform management made easy
  • Very smooth learning curve
  • OS log management could be improved (log reading can be tough)
  • It's sometimes hard to follow the new features flow
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Nice user interface
  • Fine grained access control
  • Easy way to shell into a running container
  • Slow to adopt Docker features like multi stage builds
  • Inconsistent with Docker build behavior
  • No Redhat supported client libraries for k8 APIs to Redhat CRDs
Rohan Tomar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • It's flexibility and enablement for DevOps and collection wide collabration.
  • It has user friendly UI.
  • Easy to manage the container architecture, provisioning containers and performing Health management checks all at a single click.
  • Deploying containers across various frameworks and language is very easy.
  • When you have several miocrservices, then creating an image for each microservices is costly in OpenShift.
  • takes more time to configure.
  • OpenShift product support can be improved.
August 19, 2019

OpenShift Review

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Easy to use interface.
  • Free 1GB access on signup.
  • It is considerably fast.
  • When there is a failure while uploading a project it may take time to understand where the problem is coming from.
  • SSL certification knowledge is required before deploying web projects.
  • Difficult to check and understand logs.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Built on top of Kubernetes giving it a solid base to work with.
  • Extensive API support allowing developers to extend the platform as needed.
  • Built for security. For instance, containers are expected to run as a non-root user inside the container. If this is not the case, OpenShift complains and requires an explicit override to allow the container to run.
  • There is a bit of a learning curve. Especially for how OpenShift expects code to be developed.
  • Not for small deployments. OpenShift runs on Kubernetes and with that comes a fairly hefty server count requirement.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Openshift has an intuitive easy-to-use web interface as well as an OC client if you need to automate (oc stand for Openshift client).
  • Openshift concepts are clear and well defined (pod, route, probe etc...).
  • Fast, stable with an integrated monitoring tool that covers most the needs.
  • I would like to use another CI tool instead of Jenkins.
  • It would be useful to have a tool to apply global changes on all applications across all tenants at once.
  • An integrated statistical module keeping historical data would be interesting.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Pre built cartridges, giving a huge range of software ready to go. Reduces the amount of time required to get up and running.
  • Integration with GIT was an advantage, cloning the repo and making changes was straight forward.
  • Speed, creating an environment in minutes, ready to deploy.
  • Swapping between different Openshift accounts wasn't as intuitive as I would have imagined, although I doubt that the tool is primarily aimed towards front end developers.
Peter Ivie | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • No work seems to be required in order to scale up.
  • Free service when use is low.
  • I love the ability to login with SSH!
  • Data storage seems a bit costly in comparison with the other services, but maybe I am just cheap.
February 20, 2016

The Shift to OpenShift

Dale Larsen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Quick setup complete with pre-configured gears.
  • Easy to manage modules and gears.
  • Comes with a git repo.
  • If my site doesn't get much traffic it goes offline sometimes, so I had to set up a service to ping my site frequently.
  • Sometimes my site just goes offline randomly and I have to go restart my app.
Sonam Samdupkhangsar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • OpenShift is really designed well particularly from a developers perspective. I think as a developer myself I just want to pick my target app-server runtime and choose the cartridges I need using OpenShift and I can just deploy. If you are a newbie or want to try it out you can use the OpenShift public cloud and start from there.
  • OpenShift Integration with Git makes it a attractive point. You can also use OpenShift marker files to control when to build and when to deploy after each check-in makes it convenient to customize the build and deploy behavior per environment.
  • OpenShift and Docker integration makes it a very appealing choice.
  • I would like to see a public cloud using OpenShift and Docker integration. I am not aware if this is already available now.
  • I would like to see a tool that can help with extracting log files from the remote server like it being available on a Samba shared folder. And other applications that want to scan for keywords in the application log can check if there have been any errors or exceptions thrown by the application.