Features & Benefits

OpenShift Enteprise by Red Hat® provides Application Development and IT Operations teams the ability to accelerate application delivery with the speed and consistency that business demands.

Accelerate Application Delivery

Using the automation technologies and cloud architecture of OpenShift Enterprise to standardize and streamline developer workflows, IT organizations can provision quickly, build efficiently, and get apps to market faster.

Self-Service Platform

Developers can quickly and easily create applications on demand directly from the tools they use most. Operators can leverage placement and policy to orchestrate environments that meet their best practices.

Polyglot, Multi-Language Support

Developers have the choice and the ability to run multiple languages, frameworks, and databases on the same platform. Allows customers to more easily take advantage of the Docker eco-system.

Container-Based

OpenShift provides an immutable, container-based platform based on Docker to deploy and run applications and microservices.

Automation

OpenShift automates application builds, deployments, scaling, health management and more leveraging integrated components from Kubernetes.

Persistence

OpenShift allows platform architects the choice to incorporate persistence into their application component while still be able to offer stateless cloud native design.

Application Centric Networking

Software defined networking found in OpenShift allow operators to leverage OpenvSwitch or plug into an existing investment. In either case, OpenShift offers real IP services to dynamic end points across the PaaS platform.

Multiple Interaction Models

Developers can create and manage applications utilizing a rich set of command-line tools, a powerful multi-device web console, or an Eclipse-based Integrated Development Environment such as JBoss® Developer Studio.

"OpenShift by Red Hat lets our new Cloud AppAgile platform speed up provisioning by up to 6 months."

Open and Extensible

Built with proven open source technologies from established communities. OpenShift Enterprise is built around a core of application containers powered by Docker, with orchestration and management provided by Kubernetes, on a foundation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

  • Application Portability

    Built around a standardized container model powered by Docker. Which means that any application created on OpenShift can easily run anywhere that supports docker.

  • Collaboration

    Unlike some legacy platforms, collaboration on OpenShift is unobstructed by bloated process. Developers can easily add or remove team members to a project.

  • Open Source

    Which means true transparency instead of some of those "Open Core" choices out there. It's not just with source code either, that includes best practices.

  • Scalable

    Enables applications to be scaled easily to handle increased traffic and demand on the applications.

  • Choice of Cloud Infrastructure

    OpenShift provides customers with the choice to run on top of physical or virtual, public or private cloud, and even hybrid cloud infrastructure. This gives IT the freedom to deploy OpenShift Enterprise in a way that best fits within the existing infrastructure.

"OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat was the only solution that provided the flexibility, openness, and features we needed to serve our customers."

How OpenShift Enterprise Works

OpenShift Enterprise 3 is built around a core of application containers powered by Docker, with orchestration and management provided by Kubernetes, on a foundation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Develop

Developers can easily and quickly develop applications using either the web console, command-line interface (CLI), or integrated development environment (IDE).

Build

The developer can push code to be built and run on OpenShift through their software version control solution or OpenShift can be integrated with a developer's own automated build and continuous integration/continuous deployment system.

Deploy

OpenShift then orchestrates where application containers will run and manages the the application to ensure it's available for end users.

Manage

With your app running in the cloud you can monitor, debug, and tune on the fly. Experience a surge in web traffic? Scale your application automatically or allocate capacity ahead of time.

InfoWorld 2015 Technology of the Year

InfoWorld 2015 Technology of the Year

OpenShift was recognized by InfoWorld as one of 2015’s best tools and technologies for developers, IT professionals, and businesses.

OpenShift was the only PaaS offering — and one of the only open source offerings — to receive the award, emerging as the top PaaS offering in InfoWorld's testing. InfoWorld lauded OpenShift for its ability to support high application densities and standard continuous integration.

More Industry Recognition & Awards

Technologies

OpenShift provides a wide range of languages and services, deployed as containers. Containers can be web frameworks or stateful services such as databases and messaging services and can connect to external backends.

Languages

Databases

JBoss xPaaS Middleware

QuickStart Templates

Red Hat Certified Containers

OpenShift 3 allows you to take advantage of a large community of Docker formatted linux containers. From the Red Hat Certified Containers to community registries such as Docker Hub or on-premise corporate implementations, OpenShift's ability to work directly with the docker API helps it unlock a new world of content for your developers.