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Solution Brief

Red Hat OpenShift v1.0

Executive Summary for Strategy Planning

Table of Contents

  1. Summary
  2. Strategic and Business Considerations
  3. Technical Considerations
  4. Next Steps
  5. About Enrico Signoretti


Red Hat OpenShift is a complete end-to-end solution to deploy enterprise, next-generation, containerized applications on-premises and in the cloud. OpenShift has a central role in the Red Hat hybrid cloud strategy — it is available as a managed service on the most important cloud platforms (such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS and Google Cloud Platform) and can be managed directly by the user in other situations. This flexibility provides a unique opportunity for the enterprise to build a consistent and predictable hybrid cloud abstraction layer on which applications can be moved quickly and efficiently depending on business needs.

Red Hat provides all the tools and professional services to support enterprises in their hybrid cloud journey, enabling them to centralize the management of multiple OpenShift and Kubernetes third-party instances across disparate infrastructures. And all while simplifying deployment of standard third-party applications, thanks also to the OpenShift marketplace. Integration with existing virtualization technologies is another interesting component of the RedHat OpenShift ecosystem. It supports enterprises primarily focused on containers and Kubernetes for future application development, now integrating with legacy virtualized components without needing to refactor existing code.

Enterprises are quickly moving from an initial evaluation and exploration phase to extensive adoption of containers and microservices for all new applications under development. Red Hat is now uniquely positioned to bridge the gap between a rock-solid, open-source foundation already adopted by many enterprises across the world and the innovation introduced by containers and Kubernetes. All of this while mitigating the risk associated with the immaturity of the nascent Kubernetes platform.

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