Red Hat’s OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform To Speed Use of Containers, ‘Cloud-Native’ Apps
With 2017 predicted to be the year of the conatiner, Red Hat is now shipping OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform. With the launch, Red Hat’s OpenShift container orchestration platform will let customers avoid tedious administrative and operational management tasks.
Red Hat’s latest updates to OpenShift aim to accelerate the adoption of containers and cloud-native application patterns -- and et customers avoid tedious administrative and operational management tasks, and pay more attention to value-add app development and deployment.
Shipping now, Red Hat’s OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform was designed for companies looking to use the Google Cloud Platform as their underlying cloud infrastructure. With the launch, Red Hat’s OpenShift container orchestration platform is now available as complete managed service for building, launching, and managing applications with the Google Cloud Platform.
“With OpenShift Dedicated, Red Hat acts as the service provider, managing OpenShift Dedicated and offering. . . support, helping to shorten time to value and free up valuable time and resources for customers,” Ashesh Badani, Red Hat’s vice president and general manager for OpenShift said in a statement. “[W]ith the availability of OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform, users can speed adoption of containers, Kubernetes, and cloud-native application patterns.”
Red Hat’s OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform also lets customers more easily leverage Google’s global, container-optimized infrastructure, as well as Google’s ecosystem of data analytics, machine learning, compute, network, and storage services, he added.
Under the covers of Red Hat’s OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform
OpenShift Dedicated is a complete OpenShift cluster provided as a cloud service, configured for high availability (HA), and dedicated to a single customer (single-tenant). OpenShift Dedicated is managed by Red Hat Operations and comes with 24x7 Red Hat Premium Support.
Built on the same code base as Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, OpenShift Dedicated enables customers to easily move their workloads across public and private clouds through a secure, enterprise-ready container platform based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat’s enterprise Linux platform.
OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform includes:
- Single-tenant isolation and a resource pool of 100GB SSD-based persistent storage, 48TB network iops, and nine nodes to deploy container-based applications.
- Administrative and security controls, enabling customers to customize and more securely access their cloud environments using VPN and Google Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) functions.
- Access to Red Hat JBoss Middleware container-optimized services, integration and business process capabilities from applications developed and deployed on OpenShift.
- Integration with Google Cloud services, including Google Cloud PubSub, Google Big Query, and Google Cloud Big Table.
- It is available across all six worldwide Google regions.
A Growing Collaboration Between Red Hat OpenShift & Google Cloud
Google execs also highlighted this latest outcome of a growing Red Hat / Google partnership. Martin Buhr, business product manager for strategic initiatives, wrote in a blog post:
OpenShift Dedicated on GCP offers a new option to enterprise IT organizations that want to use Red Hat container technology to deploy, manage and support their OpenShift instances. With OpenShift Dedicated, developers maintain control over the build and isolation process for their applications. Red Hat acts as the service provider, managing OpenShift Dedicated and offering support, helping customers focus more heavily on application development and business velocity.
We'll also be working with Red Hat to make it easy for customers to augment their OpenShift applications with GCP’s broad and growing portfolio of services.
Speaking of future collaboration, Nan Boden, head of technology partners at Google Cloud, confirmed the two companies are also collaborating to “significantly enhance” scalability, multi-tenancy, and high availability of Kubernetes, which underpins OpenShift. “OpenShift provides an enterprise-grade version of Kubernetes and Docker container runtime that developers have come to expect, while giving users more control over the building and isolation process for their applications,” Boden said in a statement.
Red Hat is currently the second leading corporate contributor to the upstream Kubernetes open source project, collaborating with Google to help advance the container orchestration and cluster management project through community-powered innovation since its launch.
OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform is available for users with a valid Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform subscription who can request information here. A version of Open Shift Dedicated is also available for AWS.