How industry using Kubernetes & Openshift container platform
In DevOps world Kubernetes, Openshift, CI/CD are the trending or emerging technologies in the world nowadays. and every company is shifting to RedHat Openshift for the faster deployment of their applications.
Read this article to get more knowledge and industry use cases of Openshift container platform.
Bare Metal Technology
Earlier each machine ran a single operating system, and often many programs, each requiring their own updates, upgrades, and patches.
It is very difficult for companies to maintain, though many management tools emerged to help administrators keep all of their machines safe, secure, and up-to-date. The main concern was the lack of true isolation, scalability, and elasticity.
then Virtualization technology comes ahead in the world.
Now as virtualization comes we can easily stack many, many different applications, each running its own precisely-configured operating system on a single host O.S. by Virtual machines providers like VMware, Virtual Box, etc.
we don't require any hardware costs. we can easily create virtual instances through VM machines and deploy apps.
the main advantage was isolation. it’s was good for small businesses but for larger use if we require 1000 of O.S its take too much time for installation.
this needed to be solved, then the new buzz comes containerization.
As docker enters the game(container as a service), now the applications can de deploy within seconds overcloud using docker, etc. Almost every IT companies are using container technology to deploy their applications.
It has advantages like isolation, security, scalability & elasticity. Large companies deploy 100 containers and to manage all of these we require some platform or software that can manage all these containers and deployment.
then Kubernetes is launched. and make it easier to manage.
Kubernetes is a secure, open-source orchestration platform. it is for container management, deployment, services, and automation. it ensures no-downtime and manages applications. To create container you need to create a pod. the pod can run multiple containers at the same time.
Are you thinking that we can launch the container itself why we need a pod? well, A container is an existing entity, which refers to a specific thing. That specific thing might be a Docker container, but it might also be a rkt container or a virtual machine (VM) managed by Virtlet. Each of these has different requirements.
Kubernetes needs additional information for container management, such as a restart policy, Instead of overloading the existing “thing” with additional properties, Kubernetes architects have decided to use a new entity, the Pod, that logically contains (wraps) one or more containers that should be managed as a single entity.
- Workload portability
- Stability vs speed arguments
But who will check Kubernetes we need more than containers for problems like —
- life cycle and health
- discovery- container running
- networking — flannel, ozs, etc
- image registry- store container images
so, the Openshift platform was introduced over Kubernetes.
Openshift Container Platform
It is an enterprise Kubernetes environment for deployment. it is an orchestration environment based on Kubernetes with more addons features. it is used to build and deliver better applications.
it supports technologies like Jenkins, Prometheus, knative, etc.
Features of Openshift-
- Pod autoscaling
- high availability
- service mesh
- IDE integration
- over the air update
It builds manage containers for deployment on a k8s and openshift cluster.
And every company worldwide is using openshift container platform as a service. like Verizon, ANZ Bank, VW, the US Department of Defense Innovation Unit, and more.
More Industries Using Openshift
- Porsche — Porsche Informatik, IT service provider for the Volkswagen Automotive Group, needed to speed application development and delivery to stay competitive in a fast-paced global market. The organization used Openshift to create a private cloud container environment.
- Ford — To speed delivery and simplify maintenance, the company sought to create a container-based application platform to modernize its legacy stateful applications and optimize its hardware use. Openshift has improved developer productivity, enhanced its security and compliance approach, and optimized its hardware use to improve operating costs
- Airbus — Airbus is undergoing a transformation to offer services on any type of platform and provide on-demand access to software-defined infrastructure. The organization chose to create a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), using Red Hat OpenShift and other Red Hat technology but sought to improve in-house skills and internal integration for faster, more efficient development of cloud-native applications.
- Orange Sonatel — Orange Sonatel can quickly migrate and build core applications. Now, the service provider can deliver new services to customers across Africa within weeks.
Many more success stories you can check from RedHat official website https://www.openshift.com/learn/success-stories/.
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