Accelerating Container Deployment through Red Hat OpenShift with HPE
August 28, 2020
Container deployment is the preferred method for software releases across organizations in the modern times. Numerous reasons could be cited for this development such as shortened release cycles and faster development processes. A combination of technologies like OpenShift for containerization and HPE for infrastructure is ideal, which leaves customers asking for nothing more.
“OpenShift has made an enormous impact commercially that it has now got 1700 paying customers across the world. It is because customers are concerned more about how and where the containers are deployed. With a majority of the users running the containers on their premises, it is crucial to ensure that they are run on high performing and secure infrastructure. HPE has top of the line infrastructure like HPE Synergy, HPE SimpliVity to which certified OpenShift reference architecture is readily available,” said Erik Baardse. OEM Director for Red Hat OpenShift, APAC region.
Considering a use case to understand more about the importance of OpenShift and HPE will lead us to interesting facts. It is easy to connect with friends and families through WhatsApp, FaceTime and other such applications though everyone is present in different geographical locations. Also, the process of hiring a cab whenever and wherever you want too has become easy. It is possible because every organization innovates customer value with open source technologies. Legacy technologies can be only accessible with companies having a huge budget.
If you are not leveraging technology to create new business innovation, then you would be left out from the race. Remember that a great software company should react faster to market changes and develop software applications for customers. Traditional way of developing and delivering applications by typically using web services to build monolithic applications, which are run on a server, VM or a data center, is a thing of the past now. The applications cannot be moved easily with them being used with Waterfall methodology. It takes 3-6 months for release, which is not at all acceptable under today’s markets.
Container platform like OpenShift allows in the development of more powerful and feature-rich applications; possible with Agile methodology through Microservices. On the infrastructure side, any organization would start employing hybrid cluster energy, which means that the application can now be deployed on their on-premises data center or in a Public/Private cloud. In order for the organizations to move their applications flexibly between the two contrasting environments (On-Premises and Cloud), it is vital to consider containerization to run the applications. Along with Agile methodology and CI/CD pipeline. It is because of this deployment process that companies like Facebook, Google and Netflix are able to achieve hundreds of releases per day.
As part of the Application Development Life Cycle, any developer has to generate CODE first and then BUILD the application. After successful development, a developer would TEST and DEPLOY it before continuing to MONITOR and REVIEW the performance, eventually.
A container platform will help developers in executing each of the above steps repeatedly and help them in working as efficiently as possible. Red Hat equips developers with Red Hat Ansible Automation for automating their IT operations, Red Hat Middleware that provides development frameworks, APIs and runtimes, and Red Hat CODEREADY allows developers to use the best development tools, all of which run on OpenShift platform. The OpenShift is a combination of containers and Kubernetes. Also, Red Hat has got into strategic partnerships with major cloud providers like AWS, Azure and GCP.
HPE is the recommended infrastructure platform when considering the development of Red Hat OpenShift. HPE delivers DevOps with Red Hat OpenShift through reference architectures based on various HPE platforms together with OpenShift. Also, HPE works with Red Hat on one end and the customer on the other during every step of the journey. HPE is the all-in-one data consolidation platform, which ideally suits the implementation of enterprise scale cloud deployment. Also, the integration of HPE Storage with Red Hat OpenShift results in multiple benefits like dynamic provisioning, and container runtime.