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OpenStack vs Red Hat OpenShift: What are the differences?

OpenStack: Open source software for building private and public clouds. 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; Red Hat OpenShift: Red Hat's free Platform as a Service (PaaS) for hosting Java, PHP, Ruby, Python, Node.js, and Perl apps. 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.

OpenStack belongs to "Open Source Cloud" category of the tech stack, while Red Hat OpenShift can be primarily classified under "Platform as a Service".

Some of the features offered by OpenStack are:

  • Compute
  • Storage
  • Networking

On the other hand, Red Hat OpenShift provides the following key 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

"Private cloud" is the primary reason why developers consider OpenStack over the competitors, whereas "Good free plan" was stated as the key factor in picking Red Hat OpenShift.

Red Hat OpenShift is an open source tool with 902 GitHub stars and 552 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Red Hat OpenShift's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Red Hat OpenShift has a broader approval, being mentioned in 113 company stacks & 840 developers stacks; compared to OpenStack, which is listed in 99 company stacks and 482 developer stacks.

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Pros of OpenStack
Pros of Red Hat OpenShift
  • 54
    Private cloud
  • 37
    Avoid vendor lock-in
  • 22
    Flexible in use
  • 6
    Industry leader
  • 4
    Supported by many companies in top500
  • 4
    Robust architecture
  • 98
    Good free plan
  • 62
    Open Source
  • 46
    Easy setup
  • 42
    Nodejs support
  • 41
    Well documented
  • 32
    Custom domains
  • 28
    Mongodb support
  • 27
    Clean and simple architecture
  • 25
    PHP support
  • 21
    Customizable environments
  • 11
    Ability to run CRON jobs
  • 9
    Easier than Heroku for a WordPress blog
  • 7
    Autoscaling
  • 7
    Good balance between Heroku and AWS for flexibility
  • 7
    Easy deployment
  • 6
    PostgreSQL support
  • 5
    Free, Easy Setup, Lot of Gear or D.I.Y Gear
  • 4
    Shell access to gears
  • 3
    High Security
  • 3
    Great Support
  • 2
    Its free and offer custom domain usage
  • 2
    Logging & Metrics
  • 2
    Meteor support
  • 2
    Overly complicated and over engineered in majority of e
  • 2
    Golang support
  • 2
    Secure
  • 2
    Because it is easy to manage
  • 1
    No credit card needed
  • 1
    MultiCloud
  • 1
    Runs Anywhere - AWS, GCP, Azure
  • 1
    This is the only free one among the three as of today
  • 1
    Great free plan with excellent support
  • 1
    Autoscaling at a good price point
  • 1
    Easy setup and great customer support
  • 1
    Cloud Agnostic

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Cons of OpenStack
Cons of Red Hat OpenShift
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    • 2
      Decisions are made for you, limiting your options
    • 2
      License cost
    • 1
      Behind, sometimes severely, the upstreams

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    What is 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.

    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.

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