Manage hybrid cloud and multicloud deployments

Red Hat® OpenShift® is an enterprise-ready Kubernetes container platform with full-stack automated operations to manage hybrid cloud and multicloud deployments. Red Hat OpenShift is optimized to improve developer productivity and promote innovation.

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Drive your journey with Red Hat OpenShift

Red Hat supports our customers’ journeys to the cloud, with Red Hat OpenShift serving as a consis-tent, hybrid cloud foundation for building and running containerized applications for long-term inno-vation. Power business transformation and unite your teams on a cost-effective, single platform to quickly deliver the exceptional experiences your customers expect, anywhere they are. Red Hat OpenShift meets the needs of IT teams and application developers. Customers have wide choice in Kubernetes solutions, including do-it-yourself (DIY) platforms built on upstream projects, managed services on public clouds, and other self-hosted platforms. Red Hat OpenShift stands out as a leading choice for customers who want a more secure, supported Kubernetes platform guided by deep expertise.

Features and benefits


Applications running on penShift Container Platform can scale to thousands of instances across hundreds of nodes in a matter of seconds.

Multicluster federation

Consolidated views of clusters and the use of Kubernetes technologies offer a consistent management layer across on-premises and public clouds.

Persistent storage

Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage allows users to run stateful applications and cloud-native stateless applications

Open source standards

OpenShift Container Platform incorporates Open Containers Initiative (OCI)/Docker-formatted containers and Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)-certified Kubernetes for container orchestration, in addition to other open source technologies.

Container portability

Container images built on the OCI industry standard ensure portability between developer workstations and production OpenShift Container Platform environments.

Self-service provisioning

Developers can quickly and easily create applications on demand from the tools they use most, while Operations retains full control over the entire environment.

Polyglot, multi language support

Developers can use various languages, frameworks, and databases on the same platform.

Integrated CI/CD pipelines

OpenShift Container Platform lets developers reduce manual deployment work to deploy higher quality software for continuous integration and automated tests.

User interfaces

Developers have direct access to a rich set of command-line tools,a multidevice web console, and Eclipse-based IDEs.

Source-to-image deployment

OpenShift Container Platform provides a toolkit and workflow for producing ready-to-run images by injecting source code into a container and letting the container prepare that source code for execution.

Automated installation and upgrades

Automated installation and over-the-air platform upgrades are supported in the cloud with Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Azure, and on-premise using vSphere, enStack® or bare metal. Services consumed from the OperatorHub can be deployed fully configured and upgradable with a single operation.


Streamlined and automated container and application builds,deployments, scaling, health management, and more are standard with OpenShift Container Platform.

Robust ecosystem

An ever-expanding ecosystem of partners provides a wide variety of integrations. These third parties deliver additional storage and network providers, IDE and CI integrations, ISV solutions, and more for use with OpenShift Container Platform.

OpenShift Container Platform

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Azure & OpenStack UPI

DNS forwarding

Kubernetes 1.17

OpenShift Serverless is GA

Helm 3 support is GA

OpenShift Pipelines is TP

Developer Console gains

monitoring & Helm features

CSI topology support

CSI Volume snapshot,

restore, clone (Tech Preview)

iSCSI PVs for internal registry

Auto image pruning in registry

OpenShift Container Platfrom

Connected Customer

Proactive support for customer issues

● Active upgrades

● Overall cluster health/firing alerts

● Node health

Driving a high quality product

● Monitor and improve upon the health of the customer base

● Prioritize engineering roadmap for platforms and prove they are improving over time

● Active monitoring of fast and stable channels

Operator SDK

Enabling every body to write Operators

Support for Helm3

Build Operators from Helm v2 and v3 charts

Ansible collections

Ansible Operator supports k8s module collection

Custom metrics

Every Operator supports custom metric endpoints

Generate Packaging

Operator Metadata (CSV) for OLM gets generated

Kubernetes Compatibility

Keep in sync with new Kubernetes releases

Scorecard v2

Enable testing your Operator in a pipeline

Platform Services to mange workloads and tie them into OpenShift infra capabilities

Increase developer productivity on Kubernetes with developer-focused tools and services

The Native Experience Metrics Dashboard

At-a-glance views for your mission critical OpenShift components right from the OpenShift Console.

● Offers a single, centralized place for all OpenShift components (and more in the future) to provide insights into critical KPIs back to you.

● Switch between dashboards, representing different parts of your cluster.

● Filter by different criterias defined by a dashboards and different time ranges.

● In 4.4, you will see all dashboards that are currently available in the read-only Grafana instance.

Supported Platforms Setup

You can run OpenShift hybrid cloud on any Platform Infrastructure public cloud, private cloud, physical on-premises or on per-existing infrastructure

Run Virtualization from OpenShift as Container-Native Virtualization

OpenShift Virtualization

Container-native virtualization lets developers bring virtual machines (VMs) into containerized workflows by running a virtual machine within a container. By combining these two technologies into a single management platform, organizations take advantage of the simplicity and speed of containers and Kubernetes while still benefiting from the applications and services that have been architected for virtual machines.

CRI-O Support in OpenShift

CRI-O tracks and versions identical to Kubernetes, simplifying support permutations

Red Hat Universal Base Image

Enable an ecosystem of freely distributable operators for Kubernetes/OpenShift