Introduction to OpenShift Enterprise

Over the next two weeks I’ll be over the clouds. Not literally, of course, but I’ll be learning about Cloud Computing, and more specifically in OpenShift.

But, what is OpenShift?

Openshift Enterprise by Red Hat is a Paas (Platform-as-a-Service), an application platform in cloud that automates hosting, configuration, deployment and administration of an application stack in a elastic cloud environment.

It’s based on a community PaaS, OpenShift Origin, but differs in offering support for enterprise environments.

Which benefits offers a PaaS?

Well, PaaS offers benefits for both system administrators as developers, because it provides a place where system administrators have a few control, but developers can get a development environment with a few clicks.

Platform-as-a-Service Benefits
Ease of administration

When using OpenShift Enterprise, system administrators no
longer have to spin up development, testing, and production
environments for their developers. Developers can spin up
application stacks using their choice of a self-service
console, a REST API, or a set of command line tools.


Developers get to choose their own tools, languages,
frameworks, and services.

Automatic Scaling

With OpenShift Enterprise, applications can scale out as necessary,
bringing up more resources when demand is high, then
automatically releasing those resources when demand drops

Avoid lock-in

By using standard languages and middleware runtimes, customers
are not tied to OpenShift Enterprise. If you ever decide to move to
another platform that supports the same languages you can do so
with ease.

Multiple clouds

OpenShift Enterprise can be deployed on physical hardware,
private clouds, public clouds, hybrid clouds, or a mixture of
all of the above. This allows full control over where
applications may be run.

And said that I can only give the link to Red Hat Openshift Enterprise and say that when all is learned, I’ll prepare a maxi-tutorial.

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