Overall Satisfaction with Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
For one of the oil and gas company, we migrated their existing application from Google Kubernetes Service to Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud. We wanted to make the application cloud agnostic by deploying on Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud. Some of the clients of the application used a different cloud provider and it becomes overhead to support all the cloud providers in the Middle East. Hence migrating the application in Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud will alleviate some the major changes.
- All the deployment artifacts can be reused with minor changes to run on Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
- Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud enables users to manage VMs outside cluster using KubeVirt feature
- The DevOps pipeline, like ArgoCD, was quick and easy to showcase the capability in Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
- IBM Cloud should provide the capability of integrating with external image registry like Quay.io, which is not available.
- There is no IBM software available as an operator in the operator hub. Let's say if I have to use IBM App Connect or API Connect, then I have to get CP4I, which comes with software that I don't need. Basically, we need to offer all the SAAS offering as Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud operators, which gives the developer the choice to explore the offering.
- There is no offering to install graphQL database in Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud.
- Cloud modernization projects can migrate their workloads to Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud, which provides scaling and other self-healing features. This is a great opportunity for clients running the application in IaaS
- Migrating their mainframe application to IBM Z is a great way to start the journey to cloud for clients, and the transition to cloud-native apps becomes smooth.
For one of our banking clients, I have explored and played around the Kubernetes platform on IBM Cloud. In the process to deploy the application, I had to create the deployment artifacts, which was quite cumbersome. But then for one of the automotive clients I was asked to build and deploy the application on Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud. With the s2i tool, I was able to deploy the application with less hassle, which basically creates all the deployment yaml files.
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For an automotive client, we are using tWAS and DB2. We are running the web and mobile app in tWAS where the client has to bear the license cost for software for 10 separate installations. Moving the workloads to WebSphere Liberty and Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud will save lot of time in long run.
Based on the IaaS support for the warehouse management system, we had couple of outages on the IBM Cloud and there were few instances when the firewall settings were changed inadvertently that led to the application being inaccessible. The client is thinking about moving the application to Azure or AWS.