Why Red Hat provides enterprises with a unique DevOps application platform?
Here in this blog, we are going to learn Why Red Hat provides enterprises with a unique DevOps application platform? Anyone who is even a bit familiar with Red Hat will probably recognize us for driving the Linux industry for more than 20 years with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. They might know our contributions to open-source projects like Kubernetes and Ansible, which power products like Red Hat OpenShift and the Ansible automation Platform. But when you think about Red Hat, DevOps solutions aren’t typically at the top of the list. Our objective has always been to provide a platform to speed up application development and deployment across the Hybrid Cloud, even while RHEL, OpenShift, and Ansible serve as the three main pillars of our Open Hybrid Cloud strategy. Our hybrid cloud platform’s integration of a DevOps solution is a key component of this strategy.
Building, deploying, and managing applications across data centers, public cloud, and edge environments is made possible by the combination of OpenShift, which is based on RHEL, and Ansible. This integrated DevOps application platform supports industry-standard development environments, application and infrastructure configurations, automated deployment of those configurations as code, and the consolidation of those workloads into containers or Ansible-automated virtual machines that are prepared for deployment on our OpenShift Kubernetes platform as well as on other clouds, container, or virtualization
OpenShift Brings DevOps to Kubernetes
Red Hat offers Enterprise Kubernetes with OpenShift, but OpenShift is much more than just Enterprise Kubernetes. Delivering a Kubernetes, Container, and Linux-based cloud-native application platform has always been our main objective. We have invested in bringing DevOps to Kubernetes in order to do that. This is consistent with the development of the cloud native community, where the Kubernetes project continues to consolidate and slow down, while also serving as the basis for an increasing number of CNCF projects that are advancing cloud native innovation on top of and around Kubernetes. Ansible-automated
platform or on other cloud, container, or virtualization platforms.
The increasing number of cloud-native open-source projects that Red Hat has funded and the features we’ve added to the OpenShift platform both reflect this. These include Red Hat Quay as an enterprise container image registry, Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security for Kubernetes powered by StackRox for scanning those images, OpenShift Pipelines for CI/CD powered by Tekton, OpenShift GitOps powered by ArgoCD for managing application and infrastructure deployments via Git, and Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for managing your rapid of clusters and the applications that run on them through a single interface. This also applies to other initiatives, including Red Hat DevSpaces, OpenShift Service Mesh, OpenShift Serverless, Knative, and Eclipse Che, to name a few. This also applies to more recent initiatives we have worked on, such as Backstage, which will serve as the basis for Red Hat Developer Hub, and SigStore, a crucial aspect of Red Hat’s Trusted Software Supply Chain solution, both of which were just unveiled at Red Hat Summit 2023.
Red Hat provides a DevOps platform through OpenShift as an addition to our platform for cloud-native applications, providing DevOps capabilities to a Kubernetes environment. Red Hat OpenShift, the industry’s top Enterprise Kubernetes distribution, provides a complete, scalable, and compliant platform to execute such workloads in a hybrid cloud environment.
Ansible Extends DevOps Automation Anywhere
Whether an application deploys to Kubernetes or not, Ansible offers the opportunity to extend the Red Hat platform to any application. The bulk of apps now in use do not operate on Kubernetes or are packed as containers, despite the fact that Ansible may be used with OpenShift or any other Kubernetes platform. In data centers, public clouds, and edge environments, Ansible can be used to automate the configuration of virtual machines, bare metal servers, and container-based systems. As a result, it may fill the gaps between OpenShift and more established systems, which still need configuration management at scale and validated installations of software that has been tried and tested.
Red Hat has always been the open platform, open source organization that can work with almost any tool or environment, but we also provide our own perspective on how things must seem at scale when it comes to DevOps. Because Red Hat environments have already been tested and validated with Ansible, even though we’re happy to work with any automation solution, Ansible has emerged as the industry leader in the enterprise and is probably the best tool to handle configuration management in those environments.
Based on our capacity for execution and the completeness of our vision, Gartner recently positioned Red Hat in the Challengers Quadrant of its 2023 Gartner® Magic QuadrantTM for the DevOps Platform report.
Would you like to know more about what Gartner said about our platform? Visit http://redhat.com/devopsplatformMQ to view the report.