Red Hat Enhances OpenShift
November 27, 2020
Hat introduced new capabilities and features for Red Hat OpenShift, the
enterprise Kubernetes platform. From updates to OpenShift Serverless for
enhanced developer efficiency to extended support across architectures, Red Hat
OpenShift helps fuel enterprise innovation across the hybrid cloud backed by Red
Hat’s expertise and commitment to production-ready open source.
Ashesh Badani, senior vice president, Cloud Platforms, Red Hat said, "Building a
hybrid cloud strategy with Kubernetes at its core requires more than just a
container orchestration engine; wide-ranging enterprise transformation requires
extensive application services, hardware and public cloud support and a strong
ecosystem of supporting partners. Red Hat OpenShift delivers all of these
features to IT organizations, from integrated developer features with Quarkus
and OpenShift Serverless to supporting technology strategies from the datacenter
to the network’s edge to the public cloud. True digital transformation requires
a common platform to build and innovate upon, and we see that platform as
Luc Choubert, director, Online Transaction Platforms, Amadeus added, "In our
continuous journey towards more modern technologies to better serve our
customers within the travel industry, we sought a sustainable platform that
could be used across multiple public clouds. Red Hat OpenShift has allowed us to
deploy business critical workloads with no change on the application side in our
private datacentre as well as with all well-known public cloud providers, giving
us lot of flexibility in the choice of the hosting location."
According to Forrester: "Over the next five years, cloud-native technologies
will herald a new era of distributed enterprise software designed to be built
and run wherever a container platform is available. This will help large
enterprises compete with digital natives, as the same cloud-native tech will be
available to both." Red Hat’s 2020 State of Enterprise Open Source Report
further indicates the demand for hybrid cloud, with 63% of respondents claiming
they have a hybrid infrastructure today while more than half of those who do not
are planning a deployment within two years.
Red Hat views Kubernetes as the cornerstone of hybrid cloud computing,
delivering a common platform that spans bare-metal servers, virtual environments
and private and public cloud environments with familiar tools and services.
Built on the trusted and proven backbone of the world’s leading enterprise Linux
platform in Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat OpenShift provides a powerful,
scalable Kubernetes foundation for hybrid cloud computing use cases across
industries and regions.
Applications built for (hybrid) cloud-scale
Traditional application development tools and technologies can struggle to
meet the demands of a cloud-native world, especially when containerized
deployment models blur the lines between developers and IT operations. Red Hat
OpenShift builds a developer experience aimed at accelerating cloud-native
applications, now adding:
The latest update to OpenShift Serverless with Red Hat OpenShift Serverless
1.11, which brings full support for Knative eventing. This enables containerized
applications to consume as many resources as needed at a given time, without
leading to over or under consumption.
Red Hat build of Quarkus, a Kubernetes-native Java stack fully supported by Red
Hat. With a single Red Hat OpenShift subscription, customers now have full
access to Quarkus, enabling developers to repurpose mission-critical Java
applications on Kubernetes, backed by Red Hat’s enterprise support and
Hybrid cloud-ready: Now and for the future
The hybrid cloud needs of organizations today may not necessarily be the same as
the needs of tomorrow, especially as dynamic global conditions necessitate rapid
changes in service delivery, scale and composition.
Further updates to Red Hat OpenShift 4.6 intended to help enterprises address
these challenges include:
Powerful new edge computing features with remote worker nodes, which extend
processing power to space constrained environments. This enables IT
organizations to scale remotely while maintaining centralized operations and
Key capabilities for public sector Kubernetes deployments including availability
on AWS GovCloud and Azure Government Cloud, extended OpenSCAP support and more.
Red Hat OpenShift also improves on its previously released OpenShift
Virtualization feature set by adding informed, one-click and template-based VM
creation and performance and scale optimizations targeted at VMs running
Microsoft Windows-based workloads.
Further supporting OpenShift across the hybrid cloud is the Red Hat OpenShift
Ansible Content Collection. Delivered as Certified Content for Red Hat Ansible
Automation Platform, this collection helps organizations manage and extend
OpenShift using Ansible IT automation technology.
Innovation across multiple architectures and multiple clouds
Open hybrid cloud strategies do not rely on a single architecture or cloud
provider; instead, these deployments often focus on bringing in the best of all
worlds to support enterprise transformation. This could mean using a combination
of hardware providers on-premise, leaning on multiple clouds for specific
services or any combination thereof. Red Hat OpenShift is designed to support IT
organizations across the open hybrid cloud, regardless of the technical makeup.
Hat OpenShift is supported across a broad range of traditional enterprise
hardware, including x86, IBM Z, IBM LinuxONE, IBM Power Systems, and IBM
Storage. Building on Red Hat’s decades long expertise in delivering
production-ready solutions across multiple architectures, the addition of these
new supported configurations furthers the ability for enterprises to select the
best hardware mix for their hybrid cloud deployments while still retaining the
power and promise of enterprise Kubernetes.
In addition to being offered as a managed or self-managed service on every major
public cloud, including AWS, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud and Microsoft Azure, Red
Hat OpenShift is now also available on AWS and Microsoft Azure Government
Clouds, providing additional features intended for public sector cloud
computing. Further extending OpenShift’s reach into the public cloud domain is
Azure Red Hat OpenShift, a jointly-managed, engineered and supported offering on
Microsoft Azure backed by the expertise of both Microsoft and Red Hat. A similar
service is expected to launch on AWS with joint management and support from Red
Hat and Amazon.
Masachika Suda, vice president, Head of Production Engineering Department, NTT
DATA Corporation noted, "NTT DATA welcomes the launch of the latest version of
Red Hat OpenShift. We built our OpenCanvas cloud service platform to drive
digital transformation. We have already been using OpenShift with DENTRANS, NTT
DATA’s application service provider (ASP) offering for financial institutions.
Red Hat's approach to open hybrid cloud infrastructure was important to us. With
Red Hat OpenShift, which was adopted as the foundation of OpenCanvas, we are
leveraging AWS and Azure, combined with on-prem services, increasing the
flexibility of the IT environment of customers using OpenCanvas and have been
able to increase delivery of services to our customers."
Gwang Joong Kim, Department Manager, ICT Operations, Shinhan Bank commented, "We
needed a platform to implement cloud-native services with robust support and
security. When we considered options for our hybrid cloud infrastructure, we saw
open source platforms as the key to success to deploy in AWS. Working with Red
Hat, the open source leader, would help us gain core capabilities more swiftly."