Red Hat and Microsoft co-develop OpenShift on a public cloud


"You can move container applications around rapidly and do not have the issues of getting yourself extracted from proprietary platforms", he told LinuxInsider, adding that the managed service for hybrid clouds provides customers with a single point of contact for planning, implementation and support.

In the past year, Red Hat has surpassed 150 customers worldwide adopting container-native storage with its Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform environments. With automated operations, IT teams will be able to use the automated upgrades of Tectonic paired with the reliability, support and extensive application development capabilities of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. According to the companies, this will empower enterprise developers to run container-based apps across Azure and on-premises. Kubernetes is one such orchestration tool.

Red Hat and Microsoft plan to offer a jointly managed service to run OpenShift on the Azure public cloud, available in preview within the coming months. Across Red Hat's partner ecosystem, SIs are taking notice of Kubernetes' importance to digital transformation and cloud-native development, and are turning to Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform to help fuel these organizational efforts.

Customers will thus be able to use the IBM Cloud Private self-service catalogue, deployment engine and operational management on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform across all footprints of the hybrid cloud including the IBM public cloud.

CyberArk claims the shift to a container platform can help simplify DevOps secrets management and aids companies in easily managing and rotating secrets and other credentials. All of the news reinforces the idea that Red Hat is now an important part of enterprise computing. "[Customers] can't afford the best innovation at the cost of a siloed operating environment". IHK-GfI chose container-native storage from Red Hat along with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform for its performance over NFS and support for hybrid cloud deployments.

After the heart-pumping sound of faster and faster beats filling the capacious Moscone Center auditorium, and a DJ scratching out the name "Red Hat" to a raucous crowd of more than 7,000 open-source enthusiasts, Red Hat executives took the stage and quickly got down to business.

"Red Hat's quest to garner more support for its hybrid-cloud services should be well-served by the arrangement with Microsoft", said Paul Cormier, president of products and technology at Red Hat.

Whitehurst explained that as no one person or company has all the answers to the growing challenge presented by digital disruption but a cultural change and open approach could overcome these hurdles. "But we can't buy this capability off the shelf".

Tectonic was originally developed to solve problems associated with managing Kubernetes deployments at scale by introducing automation, supported by much-lauded "over-the-air" updates.

And where IT is now the enabler for this in the enterprise rather than that which holds it back. Through its work with Red Hat, Accenture aims to enable clients to move to a multi-speed IT model that enables them to innovate and develop new services more quickly.

Using Red Hat´s open standards-based, enterprise technologies and guided by Red Hat´s technical expertise, Cathay Pacific migrated from its legacy infrastructure to a hybrid cloud architecture, consisting of a private cloud environment that includes Red Hat OpenStack Platform which can provision workloads as needed into public cloud instances.

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Microsoft and Red Hat have announced their collaboration in offering the first jointly managed OpenShift on Azure, the former's public cloud. Red Hat CoreOS is also expected to provide the foundation for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, Red Hat OpenShift Online and Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated for customers who prefer an immutable infrastructure-based Kubernetes platform with automated updates.

Lenovo provides the Lenovo DevOps Solution based on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. Sandhu is a Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator as well as a Certified Engineer. The solution is created to offer developers and IT teams a repeatable and rapid methodology for application modernization across public, private, and hybrid clouds.