Industry Use Cases — Open shift
What is OpenShift?
OpenShift is a family of containerization software products developed by Red Hat. Its flagship product is the OpenShift Container Platform — an on-premises platform as a service built around Docker containers orchestrated and managed by Kubernetes on a foundation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. OpenShift is a layered system wherein each layer is tightly bound with the other layer using Kubernetes and Docker clusters. In this model, Docker helps in the creation of lightweight Linux-based containers and Kubernetes supports the task of orchestrating and managing containers on multiple hosts.
History of OpenShift
OpenShift originally came from Red Hat’s acquisition of Makara- a company with a proprietary PaaS solution based on Linux containers. Even though OpenShift was announced in May 2011, it was proprietary technology and did not become open-source until May of 2012. Up until v3, container technology and container orchestration technology used custom-developed technologies. This changed in v3 with the adoption of Docker as the container technology, and Kubernetes as the container orchestration technology. The v4 product has many other architectural changes — a prominent one being a shift to using CRI-O as the container runtime (and Podman for interacting with pods and containers), and Buildah as the container build tool, thus breaking the exclusive dependency on Docker.
Why do we need OpenShift?
OpenShift enables efficient container orchestration, allowing rapid container provisioning, deploying, scaling, and management. … By streamlining and automating the container automation process, OpenShift enables cybersecurity developers to focus on accelerating application development, updates, and product distribution.
What is Container
A container is a standard unit of software that packages up code and all its dependencies so the application runs quickly and reliably from one computing environment to another. … Secure: Applications are safer in containers and Docker provides the strongest default isolation capabilities in the industry.
Kubernetes vs OpenShift?
OpenShift is a commercial product, while Kubernetes is an open-source project. An OpenShift subscription enables users to get paid support. The subscription also includes Cloud Forms, which helps organizations manage private, public, and virtual infrastructure.
USE -Case Of OpenShift
Porsche Informatik speeds development with Red Hat OpenShift
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 Red Hat OpenShift to create a private cloud container environment. Porsche Informatik’s developers can now take advantage of self-service capabilities, and teams across the organization can work together more effectively with a DevOps approach supporting continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) workflows. As a result, Porsche Informatik has cut development time from weeks to hours and created a solid foundation to stay ahead of the competition.
Reduced development times from 5–6 weeks to hours with self-service provisioning. Established DevOps community for more engaged teamwork
Gained support for early adoption of Kubernetes and container technology to outpace the competition.
Speeding application development as automotive industry shifts to digital
Porsche Informatik provides IT services to the Volkswagen Automotive Group. Millions of users at car dealerships, workshops, importers, logistics companies, and financial service providers depend on its systems. The organization provides and manages 160 solutions available in 30 countries.
To help shape the digital future of the automotive industry, Porsche Informatik is focused on becoming agile by design to rapidly create and deploy new, digital applications. This goal not only involves a cultural shift to more iterative, agile development, but also replacement of the organization’s legacy IT infrastructure and management solutions.
“Time to market is critical,” said Michael Hinterland, Team Lead, ICS Cloud & Automation, and ICS System and Middleware, Porsche Informatik. “In this industry, you’re either first to market, or the first loser. We want to migrate our legacy infrastructure to a platform that can help us build cloud-native applications quickly.”