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Red Hat OpenShift

Red Hat's free Platform as a Service (PaaS) for hosting Java, PHP, Ruby, Python, Node.js, and Perl apps
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What is Red Hat OpenShift?

OpenShift is Red Hat's Cloud Computing Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering. OpenShift is an application platform in the cloud where application developers and teams can build, test, deploy, and run their applications.
Red Hat OpenShift is a tool in the Platform as a Service category of a tech stack.
Red Hat OpenShift is an open source tool with 899 GitHub stars and 536 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Red Hat OpenShift's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Red Hat OpenShift?

Companies
110 companies reportedly use Red Hat OpenShift in their tech stacks, including Accenture, ViaVarejo, and Runtastic.

Developers
938 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Red Hat OpenShift.

Red Hat OpenShift Integrations

New Relic, Travis CI, Twilio SendGrid, Datadog, and Cloud9 IDE are some of the popular tools that integrate with Red Hat OpenShift. Here's a list of all 29 tools that integrate with Red Hat OpenShift.
Pros of Red Hat OpenShift
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Good free plan
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Open Source
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Easy setup
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Nodejs support
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Well documented
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Custom domains
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Mongodb support
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Clean and simple architecture
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PHP support
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Customizable environments
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Ability to run CRON jobs
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Easier than Heroku for a WordPress blog
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Easy deployment
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Good balance between Heroku and AWS for flexibility
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PostgreSQL support
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Autoscaling
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Free, Easy Setup, Lot of Gear or D.I.Y Gear
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Shell access to gears
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Great Support
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High Security
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Meteor support
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Overly complicated and over engineered in majority of e
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Golang support
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Its free and offer custom domain usage
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This is the only free one among the three as of today
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No credit card needed
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because it is easy to manage
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Logging & Metrics
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Autoscaling at a good price point
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Great free plan with excellent support
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Easy setup and great customer support
Decisions about Red Hat OpenShift

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Red Hat OpenShift in their tech stack.

Shared insights
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We are a midsize company, and we are using Jenkins as our CI/CD tool on Red Hat OpenShift. We anticipate to grow bigger and are planning to have multiple Jenkins per squad. We are fighting the battle of Jenkins on EC2 vs RedHat keeping in mind

1) centrally managing the Jenkins

2) Jenkins config as a code

3) Auto Scale

4) Disaster Recovery

5) Upgrading Jenkins and its plugins

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Red Hat OpenShift's Features

  • Built-in support for Node.js, Ruby, Python, PHP, Perl, and Java (the standard in today's Enterprise)
  • OpenShift is extensible with a customizable cartridge functionality that allows developers to add any other language they wish. We've seen everything from Clojure to Cobol running on OpenShift
  • OpenShift supports frameworks ranging from Spring, to Rails, to Play
  • Autoscaling- OpenShift can scale your application by adding additional instances of your application and enabling clustering. Alternatively, you can manually scale the amount of resources with which your application is deployed when needed
  • OpenShift by Red Hat is built on open-source technologies (Red Hat Enterprise Linux- RHEL)
  • One Click Deployment- Deploying to the OpenShift platform is as easy a clicking a button or entering a "Git push" command

Red Hat OpenShift Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Red Hat OpenShift?
Cloud Foundry
Cloud Foundry is an open platform as a service (PaaS) that provides a choice of clouds, developer frameworks, and application services. Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy, and scale applications.
Kubernetes
Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions.
OpenStack
OpenStack is a cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, all managed through a dashboard that gives administrators control while empowering their users to provision resources through a web interface.
Docker
The Docker Platform is the industry-leading container platform for continuous, high-velocity innovation, enabling organizations to seamlessly build and share any application — from legacy to what comes next — and securely run them anywhere
Heroku
Heroku is a cloud application platform – a new way of building and deploying web apps. Heroku lets app developers spend 100% of their time on their application code, not managing servers, deployment, ongoing operations, or scaling.
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Red Hat OpenShift's Followers
1270 developers follow Red Hat OpenShift to keep up with related blogs and decisions.