OpenShift Review
February 08, 2022

OpenShift Review

Matias Mospan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (self-managed)

Overall Satisfaction with Red Hat OpenShift

As a Red Hat Partner we use OpenShift to help our customers to include it in their projects as the main platform for running workloads. Most of the business problems that they solve are regarding agility for deployment and managing scalability for better Customer Experience, better performance and easy rollout. Another business problems that some custormers face that solve with openshift is the portability either from infrastructure or from environments.
  • 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
  • Negative on SMB, the "starter kit" is big for most of the SMB (at least in LATAM)
  • Positive on the integration of components, could become the main PaaS really easy
Every time we need to get support all the Red Hat team move forward looking to solve the problem. Sometimes this was not easy and requires the scalation to product team, and we always get a response. Most of the minor issues were solved with the information from

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As I said before, the obserability is one of the weakest point of OpenShift and that has a lot to do with usability. The Kibana console is not fully integrated with OpenShift console and you have to switch from tab to tab to use it. Same with Prometheus, Jaeger and Grafan, it's a "simple" integration but if you want to do complex queries or dashboards you have to go to the specific console
It's easy to understand what are being billed and what's included in each type of subscription. Same with the support (Std or Premium) you know exactly what to expect when you need to use it. The "core" unit approach on the subscription made really simple to scale and carry the workloads from one site to another.
Best suited: When starting new developments you have the opportunity to design and think the application to be fully "cloud native" and if you could manage that, OpenShift is teh best platform to developers and then to run the workloads. Less appropiate: When your organization still use old software architectures patterns and some monolotics apps need to be "agilized". Some of the points of OpenShift is that you could "use it for ols monolith" but I saw that the learning path is really long for some roles and it's really difficult to do the sizing of the that kind of apps.

Red Hat OpenShift Feature Ratings

Ease of building user interfaces
Platform management overhead
Platform access control
Services-enabled integration
Development environment creation
Development environment replication
Issue monitoring and notification
Issue recovery
Upgrades and platform fixes