Interview about OpenShift with Celso Santos, Solutions Architect @ SYONE

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22-10-2018 17:56

How do you describe OpenShift?

We can define OpenShift as an application platform built for containers with Kubernetes. This platform provides an automate built, deployment and management of applications, to assure the possibility of keep writing the code for next ideas. OpenShift has the power to gather physical, virtual, private and public infrastructures and packaging all of them in a host. It’s a RedHat cloud development Platform that allows all users to create, test and run applications while they deploy them to the cloud. There are two types of RedHat applications/systems, the last one that I mention and a private cloud called OpenShift Enterprise.

What are the main benefits of using OpenShift for business?

For me, the main benefit of this platform is the possibility to ramp up the complexity of managing containers (highly efficient vehicles for developing and deploying apps). Side by side to that the fact of making container use viable for enterprise applications. OpenShift combats many of the challenges that containerisation can orchestrate like difficulty on tracking and monitoring containers, excessive time that normally people have to spend in system architecture and issues with scaling application. It’s the possibility to innovate and go faster to the market, accelerating application development. OpenShift allows companies to take advantage of a large community of Docker-formatted Linux containers. RedShift uses PaaS (Platform as a Service) that automates the hosting, configuration, deployment, and administration of application stacks in an Elastic Cloud environment. 67% of IT decision makers are using or considering PaaS.

Why is it a relevant platform for companies? Which companies or sector should be using OpenShift and why?

I think this platform is appropriate to all type of companies. This application works faster than other ones – supporting all containers and transforming them in a simple cloud where the process of managing is automatic. OpenShift is actually disrupting traditional businesses and determining today’s market leaders. It’s a migration method that can save more time and money to all companies.

Why are Containers and Kubernetes so important to this kind of technology?

We need to define the difference between Containers and Kubernetes before explaining why this kind of technology is so important. Containers are a solution to how to get softwares to run reliably when moved from one computing environment to another. Named as highly efficient vehicles for developing and deploying apps, containers can be moved from a developer’s laptop to a test environment or from a physical machine in a data center to a virtual machine in a private or public cloud. Kubernetes is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling and management of containers that group them making up an application into logical units for easy management and discovery. So, the point for the combination between Containers and Kubernetes is the possibility that Kubernetes give to all programmers to do an efficient orchestration with open source containers that automatically implements the management and scaling of containers application.

What’s the main improvements brought by the latest version of OpenShift (V3)?

As we know, OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat is a PaaS that provides to all community a cloud to develop new applications in management configuration more secure and scalable resources. Two of the main improvements brought by OpenSHift V3 are the Runtimes and Services and Web-scale Container Orchestration and Management.

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Celso Santos
Written by Celso Santos

Experienced building websites with a variety of languages and frameworks. In the past he has been getting more into Node.JS and HTML5/CSS3, producing browser apps that run on mobile platforms and browsers. The browser engine of choice is WebKit, either in Chrome or Safari flavours.

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